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Today's News

  • Finding Justice in This Life

    The prophet Amos spoke words from God to the people of Israel, known as the Northern Kingdom during the eighth century B.C.  He proclaimed powerful words of judgment on all those who had roles in government, religion and commerce.  If you work in any of these, and you are willing to take a good honest look at yourself, read Amos.  The most often quoted verse in Amos is, “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5:24).

  • Extension Homemaker Week

     

  • Community Briefs Oct. 10

    For Retired Teachers

    Attention Oldham County Retired Teachers: On Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the John W. Black Community Center in Buckner, the Oldham County Retired Teachers Association will present a speaker from Kentucky Teachers Retirement System to discuss important changes in your insurance coverage for 2014. You are urged to attend this very important meeting. For more information, call David Ricketts at (502) 222-1150.

    Call for Volunteers

  • Railroad Foundation Holds Fundraiser

    The Ohio Valley Railroad Historical Foundation will be having a fundraiser Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the La Grange Railroad Museum.

    While the foundation is calling the event a fundraiser, all activities are free, but donation jars will be available.

    The event will feature Christian country and old country music and two great train robberies at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

    There will tours of the museum, its engine and other train cars as well as BBQ sandwiches and drinks.

    The event coincides with the Railroad and Bluegrass Festival.

  • Sweet Success: Essenpreis awarded for tasty business

    Ask Andrea Essenpreis how she got started in business and she’ll tell you it all began when she had a baby just over nine years ago.

    “I had a corporate job, sitting at a desk in a nice office,” Essenpreis said. “After I had my first child, I quit my day job to be at home with him. I soon found myself baking…a lot. I had always been a hobbyist baker, but it was like I had a need or compulsion. I had to bake “all the time.”

  • Judges explain state laws allowing early releases

    Frustrated by a judicial system that seems to result in a revolving door for at least one specific criminal in their town, Pewee Valley City Council members asked for an explanation.

    At their monthly meeting Monday night, council members heard from 12th Judicial District Judges Jerry Crosby and Diana Wheeler, who serve Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties. The judges fielded questions from council members and provided a description of the criminal release process as it relates to House Bill 463.

  • Farm-to-table returns to St. Francis gala

    For the second year in a row, food from several local farms will highlight a farm-to-table dinner fundraiser for St. Francis school in Goshen.

    The “Our Good Earth” Gala, an annual event for the school, will take place this Saturday on the front field of the Goshen school’s campus.

    The fundraiser helps support athletics and other after school programs at St. Francis, a private school that uses its Goshen campus for elementary and middle school students.

  • Pastor marks 30 years at Southeast

    Even after 30 years of preaching with the same church Pastor Greg Allen still comes in every day excited and ready to work. At the rate Southeast Christian church is growing, especially on Allen’s Crestwood campus, his workload is likely to increase but he said he’s ok with that.

    “It’s a good problem to have,” he said of the growth.

  • Oldham County Safety and Halloween Festival

    The annual Safety and Halloween Festival weathered the rain this past weekend at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

  • NOHS Boys Golfers Make the Cut

    BOWLING GREEN – North Oldham fought tooth-and-nail with tough Region 6 competition to make the KHSAA state tournament.

    Once the Mustangs got to Bowling Green they found themselves fighting more against the course than the competition.

    North fought wind and a tough course to shoot a 319 Tuesday at the Bowling Green Country Club, allowing the Mustangs to make the 12-team cut and advance to Wednesday’s final round.

    Visit oldhamera.com for coverage of the final round, which was played after the Era’s press deadline.