Women Warriors

Oldham County Chamber
to honor Sue Feeley at luncheon

Celebration of Women

• 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at CityPlace, 112 S. First Ave., La Grange, KY
• Tickets and RSVP at
(502) 222-1635

(March 2019) – Dr. Sue Feeley opened her dental practice in Crestwood, Ky., in September 1991. Since that very first day, she has provided consistent, high quality dental care to the Oldham County community for more than 27 years, making her practice one of the oldest continuously operated woman owned businesses in the county.
At the same time, Feeley served as a Dental Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. She recently retired after 23 years of service with the rank of colonel.
Feeley served in many different locations and was deployed to Iraq in 2003. She commanded the 5010th Army Hospital as a reserve commander for four years, overseeing the move of the hospital from Louisville to Fort Stewart, Ga. Upon completion of that command, Feeley was chosen to command a medical training unit out of San Antonio for the next two years.
Back home in Kentucky, Feeley served two terms on the Kentucky Board of Dentistry, including two successive terms as board president. She oversaw the policing of the profession, chairing numerous licensure and disciplinary hearings. She also participated on behalf of Kentucky as a member of the Southeast Regional Testing Agency, the organization which oversees dental student testing and state licensure.
Locally, Feeley has been a member of the Oldham County Educational Foundation, South Oldham Rotary Club, Greenways of Oldham County and Hazmet advisor to the local fire departments. She has accepted numerous patient referrals from the Hope Clinic.

Dr. Sue Feeley

While focusing on her career, she has also raised four children, all of whom graduated from South Oldham High School. Each went on to earn a college degree, and each has served with distinction in the U.S. military: two Army officers and two U.S. Marines.
It is easy to see why Feeley, Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves (retired), has been chosen to receive this year’s Tony Cotton Woman of Distinction Award. This award will be presented during the Celebration of Women event by the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Pavilion Two at CityPlace, 112 S. First Ave. in La Grange. This event is sponsored by PNC Bank.
“We received five nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award this year,” said David Bizianes, president of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development. Each year, the chamber recognizes a woman in Oldham County like Feeley who articulates a commitment to community, a spirit of entrepreneurship and a loyalty to family.
Such characteristics were also the traits of the late local businessman Cotten, who was publisher of the Oldham Era and co-founder of the Tablescapes portion of the event. Cotton died in 2013, and organizers hope to honor him by awarding the Tony Cotten Woman of Distinction Award every year.
This year’s theme for Celebration of Women is “Honoring Women Warriors and First Responders.”
“We felt that women in the military and in first responder roles deserved acknowledgement for their contributions in protecting and serving our community,” said Bizianes.
The Celebration of Women also includes a panel discussion with moderator. The list of panelists was still being finalized at press time.
Many attendees enjoy the Tablescapes portion of the event. Tables are decorated in ways relating to the theme by the businesses that attend. An overall winner is chosen from attendees.
“One of the main features of the event is our creative and beautiful Tablescapes created by the businesses that attend,” said Heidi Ocheltree, office manager for Oldham Chamber and Economic Development. “This is an opportunity for our businesses to advertise with their creativity and use their Tablescape to raise awareness for their partners in our community, and show their commitment to their efforts.”
The Tablescapes “showcase each business, and they can choose to incorporate the theme of the event into their design. All the guests then vote on four categories,” she said.
Categories include Best Representation of the Theme, Best Representation of Your Business, Most Creative and People’s Choice. “Our businesses really enjoy creating the Tablescapes, and the people love to come out and see these.”
The cost for a Tablescapes Sponsorship Package is $125 for a Tablescape plus one ticket, $250 for a Tablescape and eight seats, $30 for a single ticket, or $50 for a pair of tickets. A full table of eight tickets and no Tablescape can be purchased for $200.

• For more information or to purchase tickets contact the chamber at (502) 222-1635.

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