Jeffersontown HS


Jeffersontown High School

Alumni Association Email

Vol 6 Issue 3                  April 19, 2012


JHS Hall of Fame Inductions &

JHS Marching Chargers Band Reunion


Dear (Contact First Name),




Friday, April 27th

6:00 pm - 10:00pm 


The JHS Alumni Association Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce the following Hall of Fame inductees for 2011-12. The inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame dinner and induction on April 27, 2012, at Oxmoor Country Club.


Dr. Michael Akers - Class of 1973

Back in 1973, Mike led the JHS basketball team; now he leads the department of accounting at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mike is well-known in his field and has published over 50 journal articles in the areas of financial literacy, earnings management, and audit education. He serves on various boards of directors, is a frequent guest lecturer, and has won numerous teaching awards. In addition, Mike has volunteered on financial committees at several local churches and continues to be involved in basketball through coaching church youth.


Karen Ballard - Class of 1987

Karen displayed an early interest and aptitude for photography during her senior year in high school as JHS yearbook photographer. Since that time, Karen has become a widely recognized and respected photojournalist and unit photography editor for major motion pictures and news magazines. Her photos have appeared in Time, Newsweek, and The Sunday New York Times Magazine; and she has worked with industry icons such as Steven Spielberg and Sylvester Stallone. Karen was honored to be selected as one of the photographers for the 2009 publication, Barack O'Bama: The Official Inaugural Years.


Dr. Mike Biddle - Class of 1974

Mike is the president and founder of MBA Polymers based in Richmond, California. This innovative company literally leads the world in recovering discarded products back into useful plastics which are needed for computers, electronics, appliances, and automobiles. Mike has received numerous international awards for leadership, innovation, energy, and economics; including the first Thomas Alva Edison Award for Innovation in 2002. He has certainly lived up to the expectations of the senior class of 1974 when he was elected "Most Likely to Succeed!"


Kathie Cunningham Hill - Class of 1972

In high school, Kathie was a member of both the concert choir and the girls'chorus where she was known for her glorious voice. Her beautiful voice helped earn her the crown of Miss JHS in 1972! Today, Kathie lends her voice to her service in Christian ministry and as a writer of children's Christian musicals. She has been nominated nine times for awards by the Gospel Music Association and won the prestigious Dove Award for her musical, "Wise Guys and Starry Skies." Through her organization, Kathie Hill Music, Kathie produces Christian teaching resources and is often a featured guest speaker at conferences.


Dwight Robinson - Class of 1979

From his years at JHS as senior class president and a four-sport letterman to his career in a senior level financial position, Dwight has always demonstrated leadership ability. Currently, Dwight serves as Chief Financial Officer for Kindred Healthcare where he is responsible for the financial operations of numerous hospitals and therapy clinics within four states. He is also the recipient of a YMCA Black Achiever Award. Dwight supports a variety of community causes through his work with church, Jefferson County Public Schools, and the University of Louisville.


Lamar Richardson - Faculty Member

Mr. Richardson, or "Rich" as he is fondly known, has spent his entire career teaching music and providing area students with opportunities to participate in marching band and concert competitions. As an original JHS faculty member starting in 1966, he served as band director until 1979; and then returned again from 1983-1995. Mr. Richardson has also been a member of the Derby Festival Parade Committee and has served as an adjudicator for many Kentucky marching band competitions. Currently, he assists Harold Yankey, a JHS band alumnus, with the Floyd Central High School Band in Indiana.


Oxmoor Country Club, 9000 Limehouse Lane, Louisville, Ky 40220

(502) 491-7877

View Map & Get Directions to Oxmoor Country Club





ONLY 5 DAY LEFT to Reserve your spot

Reservation Deadline is Monday April 23, 2012


Anyone who wishes to attend, but is unable to pre-pay, may bring their payment to the school by the day of the event or to the event at the door.  We simply have to have a head count for the venue, to prepare the seating & food necessary for our ceremonies. 

  • Simply follow the link above to get tickets,
  • then select pay by Check or Money Order, during the checkout process,
  • make a note in the comment box during checkout, that you will EITHER bring payment to the school by the day of the event or bring the payment to the event. Please indicate which method. 

Come on out, join in on the fun.  Help us honor the very deserving honorees.


----- More info -----  

     On FaceBook - 

On the JHS Alumni website -  

    Or Contact Myra Fugate -                                      


For more information on the Hall of Fame or other JHS Alumni contact Myra Fugate at . 




All JHS Marching Chargers, 

who were students & supporters of Lamar "Rich" Richardson, who was the Director of the JHS Marching Chargers Band from 1970-1979 & 1984-1995. 




Saturday April 28th

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm



There is no cost to attend, NO COVER CHARGE as long as you arrive before 9:00pm,

your only cost will be what you eat or drink at TK's Pub


LOCATION: TK's Pub in the Beer Garden 

Located near the intersection of Bardstown Rd. & Hurstbourne Pwy,

5442 Del Maria Way, Louisville, KY 40299. (502) 499-5673

View Map & Get Directions to TK's Pub 


----- MORE INFO -----

On Facebook -

                   On the JHS Alumni website -  

Or Contact Laura Flaherty Schulte -                                          


For more information on the Hall of Fame or other JHS Alumni contact Myra Fugate at . 




Quick Links...


Join Our Mailing List