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Today's Features

  • Harshada Wagner will conduct a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ayus Yoga and Ayurevda Center in Prospect introducing meditation to the active and non active veterans. The practice of sitting Meditation is a natural means to steady the mind, unwind the body, and unburden the heart. For veterans, meditation is an effective way to "unfreeze" and let go after deployment.

  • U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Godoy recently graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    He is the son of Roseann Franzo of Louisville and a 2006 graduate of Henry County High School in New Castle.

  •  Oldham County Police Sgt. Neil Johnson and law enforcement officers from 17 other agencies in the state recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.

    APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 120-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

  • Owen Simpson Jr. and Shirley Kerby Simpson are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

    They married May 29, 1959. 

    They have three-daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

  • The American Cancer Society’s Oldham County Relay for Life took place May 15-16 at Oldham County High School. While inclement weather moved the event indoors, participants representing 28 local fundraising teams packed the gym to honor cancer survivors and remember those who fought cancer.

  • Sabo-Sale Anthony and Donna Sabo of La Grange announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Renae Sabo to Ryan David Sale, son of David Sale and Debbie Sale of Louisville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Albert and Kathleen Sabo of Louisville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kidwell of Campbellsburg.  She is a graduate of Oldham County High School and of International Academy of Hair Design in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley recently welcomed a new rector, the Rev. Jim Trimble.  

    Trimble is a Louisville native who worked in public broadcasting before becoming an Episcopal priest.

    A graduate of Waggener High School and Murray State University, Trimble worked at several public radio stations in Kentucky and North Carolina. 

    He began seminary studies in 2002 at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, graduating with a master of divinity degree.  He was ordained a priest in December 2005.

  • In June, the boards of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority will decide whether to merge into one new economic development agency. 

    For more than six months, a committee of chamber and business leaders have discussed such a venture. After numerous meetings and discussions, we encourage the business community to get behind this initiative. 

  • After collecting the most money of any class for the recent Jump-A-Thon at Harmony Elementary, third- and fourth-grade teacher Jessica Thornton knows what she’s getting herself into. Water balloons. Lots of water balloons. Thornton, along with the rest of Harmony Elementary, raised more than $3,000 during a week-long fund raising campaign for the Relay for Life of Oldham County, culminating with a Jump-A-Thon on the final day.

  • The Oldham County History Center presents “Voice of the Fugitive,” beginning May 29 at Actors Theatre in Louisville. The center announces its 2009 Juneteenth Celebration with the production, based on the narratives of Kentucky slave, freed man, abolitionist and separatist, Henry Bibb.  Bibb escaped the bonds of slavery and became an abolitionist and leader of the Separatist movement. He established a Refugee Colony for slaves in Canada and became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper. Performances are 7:30 p.m.