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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The 2nd Annual River City Joggin’ for Frogmen 5k is back, bigger and better.

    Once again, it will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at South Oldham High School, 5901 Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    The race raised over $10,000 in 2014 and the organization needs your help to reach its 2015 goal of $20,000.

    Take advantage of special early bird pricing. For a limited time, race registration for the 5k is $25 for adult civilians, $20 for adult active duty military and $10 for the Tadpole Trot (children six and under).

  • Emergency Management to host Skywarn Spotter training class

    Information submitted

    Oldham County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, is hosting a Skywarn Weather Spotter Class on Wednesday, March 25 at the John Black Community Center, located at 1551 North Highway 393 in La Grange.

    Skywarn is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn volunteers support their local community and government by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather reports.

  • As I finished up my seminary training and entered into ministry I was full of questions about the authority of scripture. Regrettably, I would pretend parts were not there that I didn’t like, “de-mythologize” other parts that seemed to be based on unscientific world views or superstition, and explain away parts that I disagreed with. With my background in Hebrew and Greek I could even overwhelm anyone who might disagree with me through my brilliance. All this fed my arrogance which made me a much less effective minister than I imagined in my own mind.

  • Two gas company service men, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee were out checking meters. They parked their truck at the end of the alley and then worked their way to the other end. At the last house a woman looking out her kitchen window watches the two men as they check her gas meter.

  • I am not sure where I found these, but I was entertained. Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews. Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors. When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there. People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church. Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong. If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has. Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.

  • 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.

  • 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.