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  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  Like every Sunday, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church hosted a bilingual English/Spanish Mass Sunday, but this time they welcomed youth from various congregations throughout the Louisville area.