Features http://www.oldhamera.com/features/todaysfeatures en Student receives perfect ACT score http://www.oldhamera.com/content/student-receives-perfect-act-score <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/act.jpg" alt="Maggie Stephens is one of less than one percent of students to achieve a perfect score on the ACT. " title="Maggie Stephens is one of less than one percent of students to achieve a perfect score on the ACT. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It is an accolade that is rare not only among Kentuckians, but among Americans as a whole. However, for one Oldham County student, it has become a reality.</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Maggie Stephens, a student at South Oldham High School, has earned a perfect score on the ACT. </span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Student receives perfect ACT score http://www.oldhamera.com/content/student-receives-perfect-act-score <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/act.jpg" alt="Maggie Stephens is one of less than one percent of students to achieve a perfect score on the ACT. " title="Maggie Stephens is one of less than one percent of students to achieve a perfect score on the ACT. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It is an accolade that is rare not only among Kentuckians, but among Americans as a whole. However, for one Oldham County student, it has become a reality.</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Maggie Stephens, a student at South Oldham High School, has earned a perfect score on the ACT. </span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Clothes Boutique bejewels Derby Princesses http://www.oldhamera.com/content/clothes-boutique-bejewels-derby-princesses <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/derbyprincesses_0.jpg" alt="This year&#039;s Derby Princesses are Millicent Ashley Cahoon of Louisville; Loandria “Andi” Dahmer of Fisherville; Stephanie Dooper of Owensboro; Madison Kristine Orman of Prospect; and Adrienne Georgann Poole of Brandenburg." title="This year&#039;s Derby Princesses are Millicent Ashley Cahoon of Louisville; Loandria “Andi” Dahmer of Fisherville; Stephanie Dooper of Owensboro; Madison Kristine Orman of Prospect; and Adrienne Georgann Poole of Brandenburg." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> Cindy Lewandowski, an Oldham County resident and member of The Fillies, Inc., a volunteer group that works closely with the Kentucky Derby Festival, chose the Clothes Boutique in Crestwood to outfit this year&rsquo;s Derby Princesses with accessories.</p> Oldham County had slave-owning families http://www.oldhamera.com/content/oldham-county-had-slave-owning-families <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>By Helen E. McKinney</b></span><span class="s2"><b><br /> Educator/Genealogist</b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s2">Oldham County History Center</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Many people who visit the Oldham County History Center ask about the history of our office building, which also houses the J.C. Barnett Library and Archives. The building itself is a restored 1840s &ldquo;Kentucky Four Square&rdquo; house with a rich history.</span></p> March 2016 Living Treasure http://www.oldhamera.com/content/march-2016-living-treasure <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jane_and_june.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p class="p1"> I was born 1935, in Hart County, Canmer, Ky. and my parents were Henry and Bernice Sturgeon McDonald.&nbsp; I am the oldest, and had two brothers and a sister: Wesley, Glenda and Joe.&nbsp; Dad was a house painter and mother was a homemaker.&nbsp; There were just two stores in the town of Canmer.&nbsp; We moved to Munfordville when I was in the first grade and when I was in the 5th grade we moved to Buffalo in LaRue County.&nbsp; I went to Buffalo School which was grades one through 12 and I graduated from Buffalo.&nbsp; There were 19 in our graduating class.</p> Apologetics: Did Jesus really exist? http://www.oldhamera.com/content/apologetics-did-jesus-really-exist <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/al_earley_2.jpg" alt="Pastor Al Earley" title="Pastor Al Earley" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> Apologetics: God cares what you believe http://www.oldhamera.com/content/apologetics-god-cares-what-you-believe <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">For the next few weeks I want to explore a topic that has always intrigued me &ndash; apologetics. </span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Christian apologetics is defined best by the Bible in I Peter 3:15, &ldquo;But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.&nbsp; Always be prepared to give an answer&nbsp;to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope&nbsp;that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.&rdquo; &nbsp;</span></p> February 2016 Living Treasure: Louis Dwight Powell http://www.oldhamera.com/content/february-2016-living-treasure-louis-dwight-powell <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/breaking_ground.jpg" alt="Above, Powell participated in a groundbreaking ceremony, weilding a golden shovel and hoisting a rock on his shoulder." title="Above, Powell participated in a groundbreaking ceremony, weilding a golden shovel and hoisting a rock on his shoulder." align="left" hspace="6" width="49" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Interview by </span><span class="s2"><b>Nancy Theiss</b></span><span class="s1">,<br /> Oldham County History Center executive director<br /> </span></p> <p> <span class="s1" style="line-height: 20.4px;">Portraits by </span><span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.4px;"><b>Peter Campbell and Bobbi Nelson</b></span>&nbsp;</p>