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Today's News

  • Satan exposed: a diabolical portrait from hoof to horn

    Two little boys were walking home from Sunday School where the lesson had been on the Devil and one asked the other “What do you think of this Devil business?”
    “Well,” replied the other boy. “You know how Santa Claus turned out--it’s either your mother or your father.”

  • Grow your best tomatoes yet

    Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care.

  • Kentucky cuts to higher education place it among worst in country

    By Kenny Colston

    A new report on state trends in funding for higher education places Kentucky at or near the bottom in several categories for its continued cuts to public college and university funding. That disinvestment threatens to limit access to higher education and opportunities for economic growth.

  • Turkey run with Australian Sam

       Last Saturday, my teen daughter and our houseguest, Australian Sam, decided it was time to get outside and explore nature. I’ve recently hit a rough patch in life, and while I was initially uncertain about going along, they convinced me that fresh air and sunshine were exactly what I needed.  

  • Letter to the Editor -- May 28, 2015

    Voter Turnout

    Our County Clerk, Julie Barr, posted on her social media page that voter turnout was a mere 16 percent. Even after considering those voters who are registered as Independents and not able to vote in this primary, this means that four out of five registered voters did not care enough to exercise their rights and obligation as citizens of the greatest country ever developed by rational humans.
    What ever happened to our educational system that taught people that voting was most important?  

  • Letter to the Editor -- May 28, 2015

    Voter Turnout

    Our County Clerk, Julie Barr, posted on her social media page that voter turnout was a mere 16 percent. Even after considering those voters who are registered as Independents and not able to vote in this primary, this means that four out of five registered voters did not care enough to exercise their rights and obligation as citizens of the greatest country ever developed by rational humans.
    What ever happened to our educational system that taught people that voting was most important?  

  • The four virtues I most respect

    Our virtues and our vices define who we are.  They offer us direction for the choices we make.  They quietly demand that we behave responsibly.  Living in concert with our virtues brings peace to our souls.  There are four virtues I most respect and marvel when I see them in others:  
    1. Sincerity is the one virtue that wins respect from everyone.  When people ask me why I go to hear a certain minister preach, I always say, “I do not go to hear him because I believe what he says; I hear him because he believes what he says.”

  • Education briefs-- May 28, 2015

    Oldham Co. Schools Board of Education

    Students’ fees were approved and there were a few changes from last year. The Business Courses fee of $20 will be removed. There will be a $23 fee added for English I-IV. The fee is not applicable for AP courses.

  • Oldham students to represent county at upcoming pageant

    Kate Wetherton, of Crestwood, will represent Kentucky at the America’s Natural Supreme Beauties National Pageant on June 11-14 in Louisville.  Kate is the daughter of Brenden and Diane and a student at Locust Grove Elementary.
    She was chosen as Grand Supreme KY Beauties and will represent Kentucky at the national pageant. Kate is a straight-A Honor Roll student and a member of the Duke University Talent Program.

  • NOHS Band plays Disney World

    Walt Disney World resorts has notified the Era of the following via a press release.
    Members of North Oldham High School Marching Band became stars of their own Disney show on May 18, 2015 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park. The group traveled from Goshen, Ky. to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.