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Bookshelf

  • Surprise Derby winner topic of new book

    By HELEN E. MCKINNEY

    OLDHAM COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

    For as long as he can remember, Milt Toby has always been involved in some aspect of the horse industry. Intending to become a veterinarian, he eventually decided upon a different course and began writing about the horse racing industry.

  • New book highlights core values of Kentuckians

    In the 1950s, Edward R. Murrow’s radio program “This I Believe” gave voice to the core values and treasured beliefs of Americans around the country. Sixty years later, the popular update of the series, which has been featured on NPR and now continues on Bob Edwards Weekend on satellite and public radio, explores the beliefs that people hold dear today.

  • 2011: A year in print

    Oldham County has an eclectic taste in adult fiction, according to Susan Eubank, Oldham County Public Library director.

    Eubank compiled a list of the top circulated adult fiction and non-fiction books in 2011, including many from familiar authors. 

  • South Oldham students host shoe drive for Soles 4 Souls

    Students at South Oldham High School are changing the world one pair of shoes at a time, after learning that 600 million people around the world are affected by diseases including hookworm, a deadly disease caused by walking barefoot in contaminated areas.
    Millions of children are without shoes, including 20 million in sub-Saharan Africa alone.
    In America, more than 300 million pairs of shoes are tossed in landfills each year.

  • i-Librarians can help with new gadgets

    The Oldham County Public Library will be offering to assist customers who need a little help getting to know their new Christmas digital items. 

    Visit the reference desk at the Main Branch of the Oldham County Library and a friendly and knowledgeable “i-brarian” can show you how to use various models of e-readers, MP3 players, notebooks and tablets — and how to locate the free e-book collection available from the library.  

  • REVIEW: "This Book Made Me Do It"

    You are a kid of many talents.
    You can make your own breakfast, pack your own lunch, and whip up a mean mac-&-cheese for dinner. You know a stegosaurus from a diplodocus, you can tell a king snake from a king cobra, and you know their habitats, too. You can pop wicked wheelies on your bike, whistle between your fingers, recite poetry from memory, and burp on command.