The annual Glitz Gala was held Aug. 3 during the Oldham County Fair. The gala is a contest for adults with developmental abilities. Nearly 30 people participated as friends and family members lined the crowd.

Oldham County residents were taken back in time to the American frontier at the annual Wild West Day festival June 22. Organized by the Cowboy Christian Church in La Grange, the festival has enough activities and demonstrations to fill a 10-gallon hat. Knife throwing from the Ohio-based Bass Blades, bull whip cracking from Greg Smith and Gery L. Deer part of the Anne Oakley Western Arts Showcase, trick horse performance by David Davis and his horse Samson and an old time shootout between cowboys from The Cowboy Posse. A portion of the proceeds from Wild West Day benefits the Oldham County Red Cross. View online at The Oldham Era

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky for a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. Hershel “Woody” Williams, retired United States Marine Corps warrant officer and last surviving Medal of Honor recipient for the Battle of Iwo Jima, was the featured speaker. Williams established the Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Education Foundation, Inc., which encourages establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country. Several local Gold Star family members participated in the ceremony. View online at The Oldham Era

Richwood Nursing & Rehab residents enjoy eating Girl Scout cookies on Monday, March 4. The cookies were donated by two unknown men to Richwood after they had bought them from a local Girl Scout troop. Andrew Henderson/The Oldham Era. View online

A procession was held the morning of Dec. 28, 2018 to honor Detective Deidre Mengedoht of the Louisville Metro Police Department. Mengedoht was killed in a fiery accident on Interstate 64 on Christmas Eve while conducting a traffic stop. She was also an Oldham County resident. Fellow officers, first responders and community members lined the streets to honor her. Andrew Henderson/The Oldham Era; Read online at The Oldham Era

Goshen Elementary students gave thanks before Thanksgiving day. The school hosted its annual Thanksgiving play Nov. 19. Above, kindergartner Caleb Pitts plays the English king in the play. Andrew Henderson/The Oldham Era

Parachuting down from hundreds of feet in the air onto the Oldham County Middle School soccer field was retired Sergeant First Class Dana Bowman. Bowman was a special forces solider and member of the U.S. Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights. However, after a few years of service, Bowman lost his legs during a training exercise with the Golden Knights in 1994. Bowman was the featured speaker for the middle school’s Veterans Day event, which included performances from the school band and choir. Andrew Henderson/The Oldham Era; Read online