• Local mason honored for 75 years of service

    Roy Geoghegan was born July 1916 in Jefferson County. He served as a motorcycle patrolman in the 30’s and 40’s first riding an Indian Motorcycle and later riding a Harley. He said he liked the Indian motorcycle much better.

    He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Germany. After his honorable discharged he married and started a family. He had three children. He built a home on Belknap Beach in Oldham County doing much of the construction himself.

  • Local author showcases book at Karen’s Book Barn

    Above left, co-author of Clayton’s River Adventure, Frank J. Feger, joined fellow author Linda M. Penn at Karen’s Book Barn for the signing of their book last Saturday. Feger signed books for fans (from left to right) Ellie Diamond, Carol Hillebrandt, Clara Williams, Sharon Prince and Lucy Diamond. Above right, William Chapman, author of The Wake of the Pina Colada, speaks to Josie Wiseman and her dog, Truffle, about Chapman’s book.

  • Marine completes training
  • La Grange native completes Marine training

    Taylor E. Gelnett, a 2012 graduate of Oldham County High School, recently completed Marine recruit training at Parris Island, S.C. He will next attend Marine combat training at Camp Geiger in North Carolina. Proud parents are Larry Joe and Carla Ann Gelnett, of La Grange.

  • Hooks named Eagle Scout

    Michael James Hooks, 14, of Crestwood Kentucky, has earned the highest advancement award Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

    A member of Lincoln Heritage Council, Troop 170, Hooks is one of approximately four percent of all boys who attain the Eagle rank. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church, or synagogue related service project to earn his Eagle.

  • OCHS grad to study overseas
  • Simpson joins CUB as VP

    David Bowling, CEO of Citizens Union Bank, Shelbyville, is pleased to announce that Grant Simpson has joined the bank as a First Vice President/ Commercial Lender.

    He stated, “Grant will bring extensive banking knowledge to the Bank and we are very happy to have him as a part of our lending team.”

    Grant’s office is located at the bank’s La Grange office at 2100 S. Hwy 53 in La Grange.

  • Hug selected for national honor choir

    Marielle Hug, 16, of La Grange, was selected by the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) to participate in their National Honor Choir in Salt Lake City, to be held in February 2015.

    This is Marielle’s third time to be selected to participate with the ACDA honor choir.

    Marielle is a junior at OCHS, a voice student of Garrett and Elizabeth Sorenson of louisvillevoicelessons.com, and the daughter of Mary and Tom Hug.

  • Rogers earns Eagle Scout honor


    Max Rogers of La Grange received his Eagle Scout award on Dec. 6. Max is the Senior Patrol Leader with Troop 200, chartered by the La Grange Presbyterian Church. Max is a junior at Oldham County High School.

    His parents are Sanna and Jay Rogers.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Baptist Health volunteer program president retires

    The Era recieved a marvelous press release about a local resident who spent 18 years as a hospital volunteer before recently retiring. We present it here in full for our readers. 


    When Alta Haunsz decided to go to nursing school in 1948, she probably didn’t expect to be actively involved in a hospital setting 67 years later, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.