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  • 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. 

  • 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. Anyone of any income level can buy the food. The $30 May box: •2.5 pounds lean chopped beef steaks (five  8-ounce) •5 pounds leg quarters •2 pounds chicken and cornbread stuffing casserole (ready to cook) •28 ounces salisbury steak dinner entrée •1 pound boneless pork chops (four 4-ounce

  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Willis of Crestwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Willis to Michael Jeremy Bruce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Bruce of Hokes Bluff, Ala.

  •  It has been over 100 years since the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem, its walls and the temple. When the Persians defeat the Babylonians King Cyrus sets all the deported people free. Nehemiah is in Susa, the capital of Persia during the reign of Artxerxes, serving as the king’s cupbearer. Nehemiah hears a bad report of what is going on in Jerusalem, and fasts and prays. The king sees Nehemiah’s sadness and asks how he can help.

  •  The 14th session of the Harrods Creek Shape Note Convention will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Harrods Creek Baptist Church. 

    Everyone is invited and festivities include “Dinner on the Grounds” during the day and a chili supper Satruday night. Tunebooks for the event are 1991 Sacred Harp, Cooper and Southern Harmony.

  • Covenant UMC is offering people the chance to participate in an event with faith-based financial guru Dave Ramsey at 8 p.m. today (Thursday). Thousands of venues across the country will host Town Hall for Hope, broadcasting Ramsey’s live presentation. In the opening half hour, Ramsey will offer straight talk about the economy, recession, foreclosures and more. He’ll carefully explain where we’ve come from, where we are now, and what we should be doing with our money at this time.

  • The Oldham Era’s Mystery Photo of the Week. Send your guess of the photo’s location to lhagan@oldhamera.com with “Mystery Photo” in the subject line. You can also bring your guess to our office at 204 S. First St. in La Grange. Please include your phone number with your guess. All guesses must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday. Correct guesses will be entered in a drawing for two free movie passes from The Great Escape Oldham 8 Theater in La Grange.

  • The drama of Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter is a love story. It is the story of God’s love. I think the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) is the love story Jesus told during his life to help prepare the disciples to understand how his death could be used by God to redeem the world.  The prodigal son is you and me. He tells his loving father (God) that he can’t wait for him to die.