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Today's Features

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    Last week I shared a wonderful miracle about an ant that carried a contact lens on a mountain so that it was found and returned to its owner. The experience moved the owner closer to God. 

  • By MELISSA BLANKENSHIP
    The Oldham Era

    Laura Ross said she was deeply honored and very surprised when she opened the letter notifying her she had won a 2013 Governor’s Award in the Arts.

    “I was awestruck, really,” Ross admitted.

    Ross received the Artist Award, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes an individual’s contribution to and significant impact on the arts in Kentucky.

  • Makenzie Brooke King was crowned Miss Oldham County Fair. Other winners were Victoria McKinney, first runner-up and Most Photogenic; Samantha Graziul, second runner-up and Miss Congeniality; Emily Kunce, third runner-up; Chassidy Monroe, People’s Choice; and Kristen Rowling, Trailblazer and Rising Star.

    Denise Rowling and Eric Kunce were named Mom of the Year and Dad of the Year, respectively.

  • Joe Wortham Jr., 6, caught these fish on a recent Saturday afternoon at his grandparents’ pond in Smithfield in Henry County. Joe has been fishing since he was 3 years old, but this catfish was his biggest catch so far. He will enter first grade next week at La Grange Elementary school.

  • By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Steve Harp, 54, of La Grange has been known for growing gargantuan things in his quarter-acre garden.

    A few years back, he grew a pumpkin that tipped the scales at more than 700 pounds. He said it was the 10th largest in the world for that year. Because of a stroke he had in March he’s had to scale back growing produce and was only able to grow oversized tomatoes with the help of his wife Laura.

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    God is pursuing you and me. He is like a hound from heaven, chasing after us with tail wagging ready to welcome us home into his presence.

    If we have never fully accepted him, then he will resort to using the many subtle and astounding events in our lives. As Jesus reminds us, if we have eyes to see and ears to hear God at work in our lives, then we will recognize him and believe.

  • Jonah is a prophet of God, and he wants to do what God wants him to do or say. Then God does the unthinkable: He asks him to do the wrong thing.

    Has that ever happened to you? You go to God willing to do anything, anytime, anywhere, and then God whispers your name deep in your soul, and tells you His will, and you don’t like what you’ve heard?

    That is what happened to Jonah, and he ran in the opposite direction. He heads for Tarshish 2,000 because he didn’t want to save the Ninevites.

  • Elliot’s wife asked him to leave their home. He had spent most of his life on drugs and alcohol. His life was crashing down around him; with nowhere to stay, he checked into a hotel on Christmas Eve.

    He was contemplating suicide when he noticed a Gideon’s Bible on top of the TV.

    “Who needs that,” he said to himself as he smacked it off the TV and onto the floor.

  • By Wesley Robinson
    News intern, The Oldham Era

  • A man dies and meets St. Peter at the pearly gates.

    St. Peter says, “You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in.”

    The man says, “I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart.”

    St. Peter gives him three points.