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Today's News

  • Local columnist gives endorsements for November election

    Ed. Note: The selections this columnist makes in no way qualifies as an endorsement from The Oldham Era.

  • Uncle Bob’s Cooking

    The leaves are changing color, the days are growing shorter and the last of canning and freezing summer vegetables is here. Now is the time to dry herbs, hang them in bunches or lay them out on newspaper. The dried herbs can be used all winter to enhance soups, stews, etc. During the fall growing season we turn toward greens, squash, pumpkins, potatoes, root vegetables and cabbage: hearty fare.

  • No need for shame with these rules

    A new trend has caught my attention. It is called, “Passenger Shaming.” On both Facebook and Instagram, you can find accounts specifically for the purpose of posting pictures of people who should be ashamed of themselves for their behavior on airplanes.

    I looked through the photos tentatively, fearing that I might see an image of myself or one of my kids. We are diligent about being good travelers, but there are occasions when, after 20 hours of jetting around with small children, that I might let my guard down.

  • Mueller: How to protect yourself

    I regularly give blood. You can give one unit (about a pint) at a time. The Red Cross will not allow you to make another donation until fifty-six days later. The Red Cross employee told me that this policy was designed to protect the health and welfare of all donors.

  • Local foundation makes senior’s farming dream come true

    For Virginia Broyles, farming was more than a way of life.

    The 102-year-old spent many years working her farm in Brownsboro, before spending the last nine years at Friendship Health and Rehab in Pewee Valley.

    But thanks to a partnership between Friendship and Opal’s Dream, Broyles was once again transported back to the farm on Saturday morning with the help of the Oldham County Historical Society’s Antique Iron Club.

  • Lab results delaying cases of two La Grange men

    Pending lab results are holding up the cases of two La Grange men charged with drug offenses after an attempted transaction went haywire.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, is charged with tampering with physical evidence and criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree.

    His co-defendant, Roberto Cabrera, Jr., is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree.

  • LG&E thanks emergency responders for gas pipe help

     

    The explosion of a gas line in Goshen weeks ago was a difficult situation made smoother with the close cooperation of Oldham County’s emergency departments, an LG&E employee said.

    Tom Reith, director of Gas Operations for LG&E, described the rupturing of a gas line in Goshen in September as a “tough situation” at a Local Emergency Planning Commission meeting held last week.

  • Oldham History Center hosts Ohio River cruises
  • City of Pewee Valley holds several events

     

    Pewee Valley will be hosting many activities in the month of October, according to a list of events noted at the latest city council meeting.

    There will be a Meet the Candidates forum with local and state politicians at the Oldham County Library Oct. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The Pewee Valley Fire Station 2 will open its doors with an Open House on Oct. 25. Times are still being discussed. The firehouse is located on Ash Avenue in Pewee Valley.

  • Mosley ‘sexting’ trial begins

     

    The jury has been selected and the trial has begun for Harry “Shane” Mosley, the former Oldham County Police officer accused of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity.

    In opening comments, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Barry Baxter relayed the prosecution’s story that started with a routine traffic stop on the night of Sept. 25, 2012.