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Community briefs Feb. 13

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Appraisal Fair

Let local expert appraiser Mike Brown help you uncover what your treasures are worth. Brown will be holding an Appraisal Fair for the Oldham County History Center on Sat., Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rob Morris Educational Building on the History Center campus in La Grange.There is a $5 charge for each appraised item, limit of two items per person.

History Tots

You are never too young to learn about your world!  The Oldham County History Center continues its preschool programming with the Spring Session of History Tots for children birth to four years. This program lets them explore the world around them.  History Tots sessions run every Thursday morning February through April.  This educational outreach program is free and is held every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in the Rob Morris Chapel Educational Building on the history center campus.  The program lasts 30 minutes and will include a different focus each month concentrating on cultural and natural history topics of Oldham County.  The month of February will concentrate on activities that celebrate African American culture.  Programs run February through April with a break in summer and start up again September through November. Registration is not necessary.

Mail Fraud

Postal inspectors and La Grange Police will be hosting a presentation entitled Scams Targeting the Elderly at the La Grange Community Center on March 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The presentation will cover how to spot mail fraud scams. Coffee and snacks will be provided and the presentation is open to all. For more information call Adel Valdes at (502) 210-4114.

OC Democrats

The Oldham County Democrats will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oldham County Library. For information, please call Pam Isaac at 222-1310.

IT Merger

Information technology solutions provider Kramer Consulting Inc. (KCI), 6200 Crestwood Station, announces its recent acquisition of the networking and hosting services from Level 12 Technologies in Jeffersonville, Ind.

KCI specializes in providing IT and networking solutions, on-site and remote support, training, management and customized technical support for multiple platforms and industries.

Prayer Posts

There is a new look on the great lawn at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley. Austin Hanna, son of Debbie and Rodney Hanna of La Grange, has completed an ambitious Eagle Scout project.

Under Austin’s direction and leadership, six “Prayer Posts” with selected scriptures have been installed along the sidewalk of the St. James property, close to and parallel to LaGrange Road.

Lincoln Exhibit

The life of Lincoln will be the focus of a new exhibit in the Children’s Room at the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum at the Oldham County History Center during the month of February. The exhibit honors Lincoln as President because President’s Day occurs in February, as does Lincoln’s birthday. This exhibit also gives a glimpse at what slave life was like in Oldham County during this time period in American history. Facts about Henry Bibb, a local slave from nearby Trimble County, will be showcased. The Oldham County Historical Society is committed to keeping Bibb’s memory alive and conducts on-going archeological investigations at the Gatewood Plantation in Bedford. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Please call in advance for large groups.