Today's Features

  • 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.

  • American Heritage Girls Troop Ky. 412 spent a recent Thursday evening tying fleece blankets to fill duffel bags for the HOST House in La Grange. The HOST House Crisis Care Service is a refuge for teens in Oldham, Shelby, Trimble and Henry counties. 

  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey M. Dillman recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of MaryEllen and Jay Brandi of La Grange and Martin and Missy Dillman of Louisville. He is a 2003 graduate of South Oldham High School.

  •  U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Specialist Pfc. T.J.

  • La Grange Elementary celebrated their annual “SWAT Derby” event hosted by the instructional assistants – known as Super Women at All Times – with entry fees benefitting the Oldham County Relay for Life. Cardstock horse cutouts are decoratively bejeweled and transformed into racehorse characters reflecting the unique personality of each contender.  Creativity abounds with horses named Paws for Nothing, Clothes Horse, Victorious Secret, Purple Rein and Anita Job to name a few of this year’s 57 horse field.

  • Lynn Tincher, a Louisville author and publisher of The Literary Lynnch Pen, will sign books from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Karen’s Book Barn and Java Shop in La Grange.

    She will  sign copies of her psychological thriller, “Afterthoughts, 2nd Edition.” She will donate 10 percent of the profits from the book to the American Cancer Society. Karen’s Book Barn and Java Shop is located at 127 E. Main St. in La Grange.  For information, call 222-0918.

  • Every year, new horses and jockeys ride into legend competing in the Kentucky Derby. But this year, Pegasus, Black Beauty and more than 70 other human and equine heroes from equestrian legend will gallop alongside them in a nationally-touring exhibit hosted by the new Oldham County Public Library through May 24. 

  • Jim and Carla Crush of Crestwood announce the engagement of their son, Michael Crush to Blair Perkins, daughter of Ricky and Denise Perkins of Owenton.  The groom-elect is a graduate of Trinity High School and the University of Louisville. He is a salesman for Motion Industries.  The bride-elect is a graduate of Owen County High School and The University of Louisville.

  • Mr. and  Mrs. George Coons of La Grange announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey R. Boler to Joshua L. Strader of La Grange. 

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Danny Manns.  The groom-elect is the son of Clifford Strader and Cindy Peal of Lorain, Ohio.  The wedding will take place at 3:45 p.m. July 26 at Duncan Memorial Chapel.  Invitations will be sent.

  •  Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.