Kentuckiana wraps up preparations for the holidays

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by Mike Colombo

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 23 at 1:22 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The countdown to Christmas is on. From travel to last minute shopping and preparing that holiday feast, people were out across Kentuckiana Thursday night to finish checking off their to-do lists.

"We’re going to have a honey ham with sausage stuffing, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes,” said shopper Brenda Bradshaw.

That is just a small portion of the feast being prepared at Brenda Bradshaw’s home this Christmas. She, like many shoppers, ventured out complete their Christmas menus.

Across the street at Target, shoppers scratched the last few items off their Christmas shopping lists.

"Transformers, spy gear, and a TV in my room," requested eight-year-old Joshua Webster for Christmas.

Meanwhile, other shoppers were after that one thing that makes a gift complete :"Wrapping paper," said shopper Gail Hudson.

Getting to and from the store or Christmas party became more expensive over the last 24 hours as gas prices rose over 40 cents in some parts of Kentuckiana. The Williams family learned that first hand as they travel from Columbus, Ohio to Fort Worth, Texas to spend the holidays with family.

At Louisville International Airport, things were steady as travelers hit the friendly skies for their Christmas destinations.

Wherever these travelers land we hope they are greeted with good cheer and something as tasty as Brenda Bradshaw’s pecan pie.

"It was a tradition, my aunt made it every year. After she passed, I picked it up that it was something I'd bring," added Bradshaw.

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