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Clubs & Organizations

  • Honoring Henry Bibb Day

    Join the Oldham County History Center in celebrating the life of Henry Walton Bibb on Saturday. Bibb was a slave who once lived on the Gatewood Plantation, located in present-day Trimble County. It was the last place where he lived as a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north. He later moved to Ipswich, Canada where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper, The Voice of the Fugitive.

  • Community Briefs Feb. 26

    Snow removal notice

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court will like to notify local residents to move their cars off county roads during winter weather events. The county road department has had difficulties clearing all streets due to cars being put on the road and trash cans in the street. The county asks for people to keep cars and cans in driveways so snow removal can occur.

    After hours

  • Farmer named South Rotary Student of the Month

    The South Oldham Rotary Club had the pleasure of honoring the South Oldham Rotary John Longstreet Student of the Month at it Feb. 13 meeting.

    Megan Renae Farmer is the daughter of Terrie Bragg and Jim Farmer and is a senior at South Oldham High School, where she is active in Chamber, Musical Theatre, Tri-M, Link Crew and the Art Program. Farmer was chosen because she is a great student who is very involved in the complete “arts” program. She is always willing to help others.

  • Community Briefs Feb. 19

    American Legion

    The monthly meeting of the Oldham County Post #39 American Legion will be held on the first Thursday of each month. This month’s meeting is Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m., lower level American Legion Post #39 building, 2301 West Highway 146, east end of Oldham County Fairgrounds. Refreshments furnished after the meeting. All veterans welcome.

  • Fundraiser to benefit local scouts groups

    Ja Hillebrand, Friends of Scouting Chair, invites the community to one of scouting’s largest events. The Leadership Luncheon benefiting Scouting in your local community will be held Feb., 24. The event will be at 12 p.m., at the Galt House-Grand Ballroom. The guest speaker will be Chad Pennington, former NFL quarterback.

  • McLean named February artist of the month

    Brad McLean has been painting ever since he took the same beginning algebra course at least twice. Others recognized his aptitude for art and encouraged him in it. He has had an urge to create for as long as he can remember and expresses himself well through visual art.

    Life has taken McLean through a variety of experiences. The understanding he received from those experiences he now draws upon for portraits, landscapes, homesteads, still life and historical romanticism.

  • Community Briefs Feb. 12

    SOFD fundraiser

    Please join us at Rikishi Japanese Restaurant Sunday Feb. 22 (4 to 9 p.m.), Tuesday Feb. 24 or Wednesday, Feb. 25. A portion of every sale generated by this fundraiser will be given back to the South Oldham Fire Department Auxiliary. Mention SOFD with your dine-in or carryout order. Come enjoy some good Japanese food and help SOFD Auxiliary support our fire department.

    Health screenings

  • History Center creates Lincoln, Bibb exhibit

    Known as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln also carries with him the nicknames “Honest Abe” and “The Great Emancipator” for the accomplishments he earned in his lifetime. His story is a remarkable one of rising from the most humble of beginnings to presiding over the land as President of the United States of America.

    Also born from humble beginnings was Henry Bibb, a slave who escaped to freedom and founded the first black newspaper in Canada. Bibb’s story has roots in Oldham County through his first wife, a mulatto slave named Malinda.

  • Murner presents Caleb Powers story

    On January 30, 1900, Caleb Powers (Kentucky Secretary of State) was thrown into the center of a high profile assassination case in Frankfort. The victim was William Goebel, President of the Kentucky Senate. Goebel, who had just been defeated in the governor’s race, was contesting the results. The day following the shooting on the Capitol grounds, Goebel was sworn in as governor. Three days later, Governor Goebel died.

  • History Center holds Valetine’s Day card event

    Every Feb. 14 across the world, flowers, candy and gifts are exchanged between loved ones for Valentine’s Day. The day has a long history stemming back to St. Valentine, a third century Roman martyr. According to the Greeting Card Association, it is estimated that 1 billion Valentine Day cards are sent each year.