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Today's News

  • Ullman denied bond reduction

    A man accused of raping a 14-year-old friend of his daughter has been denied a reduction in his bond. Ricky Ullman Jr., 32, faces charges of unlawful transactions with a minor, sex act, under 16, third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    Ullman was indicted on the charges Sept. 13 and was in court on Thursday for his latest pre-trial conference. Issues over sharing of evidence in the case have delayed progress so far, attorneys said.

  • Prospect teen sees pageants as college prep

    Grace and beauty have led to scholarship money for one local teen.

    Prospect resident Bailey Wharton was recently crowned Miss River City Outstanding Teen. This was the third pageant in which Bailey, 16, has ever competed. She won the first pageant she entered, the Miss Central Kentucky Outstanding Teen.

    That crowning allowed her to compete in last year’s Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen, where she was third runner up.

    With one state competition already under her belt, Wharton is ready for a bigger crown.

  • Apple Patch honors founders
  • Election 2014 filings

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • Oldham Countian sees success as Bush aide

    Anyone know who from Oldham County attended Nelson Mandela’s funeral on Air Force One this week? Who was backstage at the Tonight Show a couple of weeks ago, or who is leaving for Africa again tomorrow?

    Let me assure you, it was not any of our local elected officials. It is not even any of the current residents.

  • THE BASIC INGREDIENT OF HOPE

    Turning on a light is my cue to practice hope. When I plant a seed or a bulb, I am reminded to plant hope in my heart. Whenever I meet people who are thrashing about in gloom and doom I vow to hold up the banner of hope.

  • Army food dreams

    In 1962 the good doin’ U.S. Army took me out of Philadelphia and put me into a strange place. It had strange people, strange food and strange language. It was South Carolina. I was there 16 to 17 weeks and got to like it. I even got used to and enjoyed grits (something I never saw growing up in the north).

  • Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. announces executive management appointment

    Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. the parent company for Citizen Union Bank and First Farmers Bank, announced the following executive management appointments effective Dec. 1, as approved by the parent company and respective affiliate bank boards of directors:

    David Bowling – Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Union Bank

    Darryl Traylor – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Farmers Bank and President of Citizens Union Bank

    David Lyons – President of First Farmers Bank

  • Community briefs Dec. 12

    A Cappella Concert

    The A Cappella Fellas will present “A Winter Extravanganza II” on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Crestwood United Methodist Church, located at 7214 Kavanaugh Road. Miller’s Boys and the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra will also be featured. Admission is $10. For more information call 416-7554.

    Brownsboro Christmas Party

    The members of the Brownsboro Community Center are invited to the annual Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish.

  • KSP officer recognized

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored officers from across the Commonwealth at the 2013 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held last week at the Marriott Louisville East.