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Today's News

  • Oldham County Middle students involved in bus fire

    By taylor riley

    REPORTER, The Oldham Era

      A tour bus carrying 50 Oldham County Middle School students returning from an eighth grade trip caught fire in Pennsylvania early last Thursday morning.

    No injuries were reported, according to Director of Communications and Development of Oldham County Schools Tracy Harris Green.

  • A prayer for healing among our churches
  • Community Briefs

    Grin and Bear It 5K

    On Saturday, May 16. Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange will host its annual Grin and Bear It 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds benefit the institution’s unique Bears Behind Bars program in which inmates make teddy bears that are given at no cost to local and state first responders. They in turn give them to children affected by crises such as house fires, automobile accidents, domestic violence situations, etc.

  • Bob Mueller: The eight be-attitudes of marriage

    My wife Kathy and I were married on February 17, 1990. During our sacramental celebration we expressed to one another and to the congregation our “eight be-attitudes of marriage.”

    What really makes a marriage work? Marriage is far too complex for one simple answer or secret. For us the following eight be-attitudes express the features of a good marriage.

  • Historic Dress: A special program by Jo Ross

    Jo Ross has spent 48 years in the fashion industry learning the ins and outs of fast-paced runway shows, working internationally to produce shows in places such as Peru, Prague and Mexico, reporting on fashion for local newspapers and TV stations and curating costume exhibits for many local museums. In all that time she has learned a wealth of information she often shares with others through special programs relating to the textile industry.

  • Hermitage Farm to host Derby Gala event

    By Taylor Riley

    Reporter

    Hermitage Farms in Goshen will be the scene of the Hermitage Grand Gala, a star-studded Derby Eve party this Friday, May 1.

    The party is a joining of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, founders of 21c Museum Hotels, and Junior Bridgeman, President of Bridgeman Foods.

  • Marathon Man

    Saying Wesley Korir is just a marathon runner would be an understatement. 

    Korir is more than just a runner. He’s a University of Louisville graduate and former all-star track athlete, a major marathon winner and a political activist in Kenyan parliament.

    Korir recently spoke to students at South Oldham Middle School about his struggles growing up without running water in Africa to being able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to help kids from his hometown to graduate high school and his dreams of being the president of Kenya.

  • Oldham Countian named first female master distiller

    At only 28, Marianne Barnes has her dream job.

    Barnes, who grew up in La Grange, just became the first woman in Kentucky to be named a master distiller since Prohibition.

    Barnes recently left her role as master taster at Brown-Forman, where she got her start in the industry, and joined forces with founders Will Arvin and Wesley Murray to restore the Old Taylor Distillery in Millville, near Frankfort.

    The beginning

  • Mustangs football hungrier than ever for return to playoffs in 2015

    GOSHEN — North Oldham football was a bit more eager to put on pads for spring practice this season than in years past. The Mustangs still have a sour taste in their mouths with the way the 2014 season ended in the Class 4A semifinals.

  • Lady Dragons gaining momentum towards postseason

     CRESTWOOD —South Oldham lacrosse coach Bob Newton hopes his team’s best playing days are still to come, and it seems that the Lady Dragons are warming up to those days now. South capped its home schedule with an 11-4 win over Atherton last Thursday for Senior Night. South, only in its second year with a girls lacrosse program, graduates 10 seniors that Newton calls the “backbone” of the program.