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Today's News

  • Prepare for the holidays in Prospect

    The stores of Prospect Point, located at U.S. 42 and River Road, will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season on Dec. 5 with Light Up Prospect at the Point.

    The all-day event will be marked with events at each store at the Point.

    “They’ll be lots of giveaways, free food, games, prizes and things going on at each store,” said Terry Chambers of Prospect Jewelers.

  • Plan to attend Light Up La Grange

    The 27th annual Light Up La Grange celebration is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown La Grange from 5:30-9 p.m.

  • Thanksgiving Fixin's

    The Oldham Era asked for your best Thanksgiving recipes, whether it was for Thanksgiving day or for leftovers. Here are some local submissions we received through email and social media.

     

    Appetizer Dish

    1 lb hamburger chopped up, fine cooked and drained. One can rotel tomatoes/peppers. Velveeta block and diced jalapeños. Cube cheese. Put all in crackpot on low until all cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips.

    Sabrina Kelley

     

    Leftover Turkey

  • What to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers

    References to soups show up all over the world, as far back as 2000 B.C..  The Greeks and Romans recorded various foods including soup.  People from India  mention soup in their early history.  North American Indians used maize, mushrooms. and barley in liquid soups.  Soup is considered to be the most ancient of foods.  In early times soup was called “pottage”.  To “sup” was to eat the evening meal at which soup was the meal itself.

  • Chasing perfection isn't a goal attainable in real life

    As I prepared to write this article, I went to my designated writing spot, our enclosed front porch with the comfy furniture.  I want to sit there in the bright light of day and write while I sip hot tea.  It sounds idyllic, but the reality is a slight modification from your mental image of this scenario.

  • Think of Thanksgiving as doing, not giving

    I know fundraisers who send Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas or Holiday cards.  Each year around Thanksgiving time, they think back over the past year, pick out the people who have been especially good to them and mail them a thank-you note.

    They do this thinking and then they do their thanking.  In so doing, they relive the fact that in our language the word “thank” comes from the word “think.”  Experience verifies that the thankful person is the thoughtful person.

  • Welcome to a new Era at your newspaper

    It’s a new Era.

    You’re likely to hear that a lot over the coming weeks. Maybe you’ve heard it before. But the fact remains that The Oldham Era of the last few years is no more.

    Rest assured, this is a good thing.

    As you may or may not know, The Oldham Era has gone through a wealth of changes in the last year, most of which were out of this newspaper’s and its staff’s hands. Those formidable changes are behind us as a newspaper and you as a community.

  • Habitat builds on dreams

    The dream of homeownership is an elusive one for many, but through the efforts of Habitat for Humanity it’s a dream that’s come true for one family in Oldham County this year.

  • Local couple brightens town

    It’s the time of year when the twinkle in Michael Glover’s eye shines a little brighter.

    Glover and his wife, Vonnie, are the creative force behind the 340,000 lights on display for Light Up La Grange. They work together 10 months out of the year to create 29 lit areas and 15 different displays that are set to music for the community to enjoy on the Oldham County Court House lawn.

    “It’s not for the glory, it’s not for the trophy, it’s to bring joy to the people,” Michael said.

  • Prospect 'stars' dance for charity

    Glitz and glamour. Sequins and sprains. It’s not your typical fundraiser.

    Six locals will offer up their best dance moves to compete in the first-ever Dancing with the Prospect Stars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville.  The event will raise funds for six area charities and the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.