Today's Features

  • Interview by Nancy Theiss, Oldham County History Center Executive Director

  •   The 40 years leading up to the Revolutionary War was a time known as the First Great Awakening.  It was a time when the Holy Spirit moved through the 13 colonies like it did in Acts 2.  The spiritual courage and dedication to fight for freedom were forged.  One of its greatest preachers was George Whitfield, who also had a good friend, Ben Franklin.  A delightful story is told by Franklin, who was listening to Whitfield preach, and knew the appeal for an offering to support the orphanage in Georgia would come at the end of the sermon. 

  • By Helen McKinney, Oldham County History Center

  • Charlie Brown’s dog Snoopy is typing a letter on top of his doghouse.

    “Dear IRS, I am writing to you to cancel my subscription. Please take my name off your mailing list.”

    We read in Romans 13:8a, “Let no debt remain outstanding.” We know about money, and way too much about debts. This verse reminds us to pay our bills, as if we need any help remembering that. Most of us will probably agree that not only do we know a lot about money, we probably think too much about money.

  • Ted Harley was the recipient of an award presented at the Immaculate Conception Fish Frylast week. Harley has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus since 2003. He received a certificate from K of C Supreme Office honoring him on his 90th birthday, which was Feb. 7. Pictured from left to right isBill Cheap, Jack Dombroski, Ted Harley and Joe Liedtke.

  • By Helen McKinneyBy Helen E. McKinney

    Educator/Genealogist Oldham County History Center

    Everyone loves a good story, right? Well, what if it came straight from your own family?

    Genealogy has become a popular hobby and a very creative way to tell such stories, in addition to learning more stories about ancestors you never knew existed. Getting a good story to go with the ancestors’ name makes that person more real.

  • Baptist Health La Grange got a jump-start on spring at the 4th Annual Hats for Hearts Derby Fashion Show and Hat Extravaganza earlier this week.

    Hospital employees will modeled the latest spring fashions provided by Dress Barn Springhurst, as well as employee-designed Derby hats.

    The hospital’s American Heart Association Walk Team hosts the event and funds earned from Derby hats sales will go to the Heart Walk. Closed bids will be accepted on the Derby hats starting the day of the event through noon on March 27.

  • If you’ve never seen two people play over 30 instruments in one night, then Crestwood is the place to be on Apr. 10. That’s when musical duo Four Shillings Short is coming to town.

    The world-travelled husband and wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of over 30 instruments.

  • 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.