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Today's News

  • Council approves new Pewee Valley town center

     

    Pewee Valley residents are one step closer to a redesign of its city center after council members approved the option selected by an online vote in a council meeting earlier this week.

    In June, voters were given the option to choose from two Town Square concept plans, one keeping the city’s fire pit in Town Square and one relocating it.

    Council members tallied the 127 votes and by a vote of 36, residents of Pewee Valley chose Town Square Concept A. Concept B received 25 votes and 9 people voted for the “other” option.

  • 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.”

  • State Little League Tournament: NOLL 12's eliminated in semis

    BOWLING GREEN – A North Oldham 12-year old postseason that players and coaches hoped would include a trip to Indianapolis and potentially farther ended suddenly Tuesday.

    Paintsville upset NOLL 6-5 Tuesday night at Ephram White Park, eliminating the team from La Grange in the state semifinals. The loss Tuesday was the first all postseason for NOLL.

    Paintsville went on to fall to Warren County South in the state title game Wednesday night.

  • 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.”