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Today's News

  • Extension office celebrates 100 years in Oldham County

    One of Oldham County’s oldest services is celebrating its 100th birthday this year with a float in the annual Oldham County Day Parade.

    The Oldham County Extension Office was first opened by John T. Taylor in 1914 and has grown from a rural agriculture outreach service to one available to any resident of the county, extension agent Traci Missun said.

    “We’re open for anybody,” Missun said. “We have a diverse client base. Our mission is to serve people and be a non-biased point of information for people.”

  • Center’s history cruise puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising

    By Helen E. McKinney

    Oldham County History Center

    The Ohio River has played an important role in not only the development of Oldham County, but American history as well. Serving as a primary transportation route during the era of westward expansion, it brought many settlers to Oldham County shores and many stories Nancy Stearns Theiss is familiar with.

    “As one of the largest and most beautiful rivers in the northern hemisphere, the Ohio River has influenced almost every single aspect in our nation’s history,” Theiss said.

  • Basketball star inducted into Rotary

    Former U of L star basketball player, gold medalist and current professional player for the Atlanta Dream, Angel McCoughtry and Para-Olympic gold medalist Danielle Wilkinson are seen pictured here at McCoughtry’s induction into the Rotary Club of Prospect/Goshen on July 17 at the Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect.

  • Ask the expert: Landscaping tips after harsh winter

    Editor’s note: This is a new column as part of a partnership between The Oldham Era and Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development to give expert advice to the community. The views are those of the experts. Questions and answers submitted by Chamber personnel.

    Question:

    “After this harsh winter I am trying to liven up my landscaping in the front of my home. What flowers or plants would look really attractive from the street but would be really easy to upkeep? Are there flowers or shrubs that would especially thrive in this area?”

  • Addressing budget shortfall
  • Home is where the heart is

    In a most pleasant turn of events, hubby came home Sunday night. When he left on July 5, we didn’t expect to see him again until the end of September, but now we have two wonderful weeks to spend together.

    I told our teenaged daughter, “Daddy has a lot of summery things he wants to do over the next 14 days, so whatever he suggests, we are gonna be excited about it.”

    She agreed that we would make his time at home as carefree and fun as possible, then she asked, “What exactly causes a midlife crisis?”

  • Public Records July 24

    Grand Jury Indictments

    July 2014

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller – tampering with physical evidence, criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree.

    Roberto J. Cabrera, Jr. -- criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree.

    David A. Zeimer – manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, possession of methamphetamine precursor, public intoxication in a public place, first offense.

    Jayme A. Snow – assault in the second degree.

  • Rejecting the Holy Spirit is the unforgiveable sin

    A vacuum salesman was making his first call in rural Tennessee. He had his vacuum cleaner and excitedly knocked on the first door. A kind-looking lady answered the door and he said, “I’ve got the most exciting vacuum cleaner you have ever seen. It will clean your house from top to bottom. You only have to pay so much down.”

    The lady acted interested so he said, “You see that big pile of dirt right there on the floor with all those fur balls and bugs and things. This vacuum cleaner will pick it all up or I’ll eat it.”

  • Larimore wins in Buckner

    La Grange’s Grant Larimore won boys 15-16 division of the KYPGA Junior event July 17 at Oldham County Country Club in Buckner.

    Larimore, an Oldham County golfer, shot a 7-over 78.

    He beat Louisville’s Timo Imhoff (+8) by one stroke.

    La Grange resident Michael Brown (+9) finished tied for third. Fellow La Grange native Marco Valenzuela (+11) was fifth.

    La Grange’s Drew Wallace shot a nine-hole 4-over 40 to claim the boys 10-and-under division.

  • Edlin named player of year

    Prospect’s Taylor Edlin was named last week as champion of the 11-13 girls division of the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour.

    Edlin played nine events and accumulated 2,250 points.

    She edged Louisville’s Molly Bebelaar (2,125) for the series title.

    Other top five series finishers included

    –Drew Wallace, La Grange, 10-and-under boys (4th, 10 events, 1,440 points)

    –Lyman Brackett, Goshen, 10-and-under boys (5th, 10, 1,350)

    –Phil Nelson, Pewee Valley, 17-18 boys (5th, 7, 917.5)