HSOC – Abel

December 4, 2008 by  
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Cutest Puppy Ever

Cutest Puppy Ever

Meet Abel, a puppy found wandering the streets when he was just 7-8 weeks old. He is about 4 mo’s old, a terrier/beagle/poodle mix and has a very happy and laid-back nature. He would make a wonderful new forever-friend for dog-lover/s of any age . He is neutered and vaccinated and heart-worm free. Please call the Humane Society of Oldham County at 502.222.7537 if you would like to meet Abel.

Oldham County’s Bluegrass E-cycle

October 3, 2008 by  
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Bluegrass E-cycle was inspired by a love of the Louisville area that business owner Ken Yoder calls home. Bluegrass E-cycle is located in Oldham County and specializes in the recycling of electronics. As more consumers become aware of the environmental hazards associated with E-Waste, the dilemma of what can be done to safely recycle outdated or defective electronic equipment arises. Bluegrass E-cycle provides the answer.

Many consumers find it cheaper to buy new electronic equipment, rather than upgrade, and often find themselves getting rid of perfectly good equipment. While local businesses often find themselves holding on to old electronics not knowing what to do with them, taking up valuable space. Bluegrass E-cycle hopes to influence the community by safely disposing of our county’s ever growing e-waste. “The most important thing to remember when dealing with e-waste is that you want to make sure that it is going to a company that is capable of handling e-waste responsibly. Bluegrass E-cycle does so by maintaining a zero landfill policy. This means absolutely no part of any electronics recycled by us, will be put in any landfill.” says, Ken Yoder.

Bluegrass E-Cycle’s recycling process starts with evaluating what can be re-used “as is,” or with some modification. Re-sell is Ken’s first preference for recycling. Items that fit into the “re-use” category are re-sold, often to small businesses or private consumers and sometimes donated to persons with special needs. If items are determined to have no re-sell value, they are then broken down to component level, sorted, and sold in mass quantities to environmentally friendly refiners. These processors then recover any valuable raw materials left from the e-waste. It takes hundreds of pounds of any component to be of any value, so obsolete electronics are of no value to their original owners. Therefore, Bluegrass E-Cycle provides a means of reusing electronic materials as well as the disposal of what has become essentially useless equipment.

Bluegrass E-cycle provides free pick-up of computers, monitors, printers, telecom equipment, servers, mainframes, wire, cable, satellite/cable boxes, keyboards, mice, card readers, cell phones, PDA’s, laptops, circuit boards, video game consoles, and broadcast equipment. For those concerned with privacy, Bluegrass E-Cycle also provides hard drive destruction.

If you have questions or electronics you would like to recycle, you may contact Bluegrass E-Cycle through their website: www.bluegrassecycle.com or call 502-681-7791.

Oldham County Dollars for Scholars

September 23, 2008 by  
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Are you interested in helping a young person advance their education?  Oldham County Dollars for Scholars is holding an informational meeting for current and prospective sponsors, volunteers, board members and interested parties on Tuesday, October 7, 5:45 pm at Fastline Publications 4900 Fox Run Road (next to Thorntons) in Buckner.  In four short years of existence Oldham County Dollars for Scholars has awarded $186,500 in scholarships to deserving students.  Oldham County Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit community-based scholarship foundation, established to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors who reside in Oldham County and plan to further their education after high school.  If you know of someone that would like to help a future leader of our community, invite them to attend with you.

Join us to hear more about Oldham County Dollars for Scholars as we plan for our 2009 scholarships.  We promise to keep this meeting very brief.  You can also find more at www.ocdfs.org.

For more information call Judy Vetovitz @ 241-3162 or Fariba Muhlheizler @ 523-9052.

Again we thank you any help you provide to us for the students of Oldham County. They appreciate your help more than you know!

Cindy Hack, Secretary
Oldham County Dollars for Scholars
502-376-7653
cindy@hacknpack.com

Plan to Enjoy Oldham County in the fall, with some preperation.

August 27, 2008 by  
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It’s amazing how a little bit of pain motivates a person. Upon arriving home from work on a recent Saturday, my Mother paraded me through the backyard, showcasing her efforts for the day. She had spent the day pulling weeds. Against my better judgment… for some reason, I felt compelled to help. Under her deck, she has planted some English Ivy. It’s very attractive, and designed as a ground cover to prevent weeds. It’s doing a great job. However, a few weeds managed to turn into small trees and take root. I pulled out a couple of the weeds by hand. I lost a battle to a couple others, eventually with the help of a shovel, I won the war. Which brings me to my point.

Fall is rapidly approaching with the first day of Autumn arriving on September 22nd. With a bit of planning and work now, you will be enjoying a beautiful spring. Now is the time to sow seed or fertilize your lawn or even plant some Daffodils or Tulips. If you’ve been thinking about installing leaf guards for you gutters, you’d better get moving. The leaves will be changing to various shades of red, yellow and burnt orange quicker than you might anticipate. That is if we get some rain soon, and they don’t fall off from dehydration first. Oh, and if you plan on pulling weeds, wear gloves. I wasn’t so lucky to have someone remind me. With a little bit of luck, my blisters will be healed about the same time the flowers bloom.

Trust me, when your lawn sprouts up a full beautiful shade of green, and the flowers begin to bloom … you’ll thank me in the Spring.

Editor’s note: This is an old post from a newsletter I used to write. However, the content is still relevant, and fall is still on the way!

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