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Today's Features

  • 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’s Derby Princesses with accessories.

  • By Helen E. McKinney
    Educator/Genealogist

    Oldham County History Center

    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 “Kentucky Four Square” house with a rich history.

  • I was born 1935, in Hart County, Canmer, Ky. and my parents were Henry and Bernice Sturgeon McDonald.  I am the oldest, and had two brothers and a sister: Wesley, Glenda and Joe.  Dad was a house painter and mother was a homemaker.  There were just two stores in the town of Canmer.  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.  I went to Buffalo School which was grades one through 12 and I graduated from Buffalo.  There were 19 in our graduating class.

  •  For the next few weeks I want to explore a topic that has always intrigued me – apologetics.  

    Christian apologetics is defined best by the Bible in I Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”  

  • Interview by Nancy Theiss,
    Oldham County History Center executive director

    Portraits by Peter Campbell and Bobbi Nelson 

  • Did you know that the first bone of a large unknown reptile was discovered in 1822?  It was discovered by Mary Ann Mantell and later named “Iguanodon” by her husband. As the years proceeded archeologists found more and more bones and skeletons from these mysterious giant reptiles now known as dinosaurs.  

  • Five-year-old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother made supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone.
    “It’s dark in there and I’m scared.”
    She asked again, and he persisted. Finally, she said, “It’s OK, Jesus will be in there with you.”
    Johnny walked hesitantly to the door and slowly opened it. He peeked inside, saw it was dark, and started to leave when all at once an idea came, and he said, “Jesus, if you’re in there, would you hand me that can of tomato soup?”

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    Many locals watched the “Catfish” episode that aired on MTV a few weeks ago featuring Crestwood resident Crystal Ramsey and former member of the Louisville rap group Nappy Roots, R. Prophet, but what some may not know is Ramsey’s side of the story.