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Today's Features

  • An error during the Little Miss and Mister Oldham County Fair pageant resulted in the wrong name being called as winner of the Little Miss crown. Brooke Davis, left, with Little Mister Will Alecia will represent Oldham County this month at the Kentucky State Fair. Davis was the actual winner, but Alex McGill’s name was called by mistake. Alex was allowed to share the Little Miss Oldham County crown, but only Brooke will compete at state.

  • As mankind learned to grow food, the notion that we could preserve it for future use was not far off. 

    The earliest pickles were produced by salting. People discovered that salting food in urns and pots, then burying the vessels caused the production of brine. The brine added flavor and acted as a preservative. 

  • The Shilo United Methodist Church will be hosting a informational meeting for senior citizens or anyone who cares for one.

    Kentucky Elder Law will be giving a practical presentation on the complexities of legal information for seniors. The law office specializes in clearly explaining the legal process of Medicare and Medicaid as well as wills, guardianships and nursing homes.

    The meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Shilo Methodist Church located in Goshen.

    For more information contact Cheryl at the church at 417-8243.

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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.