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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • New paved trail open at Wendell Moore park

     

    Seventeen years ago, Paul and Ann Clinton placed an ad in the Oldham Era asking if anyone in the community would be interested in preserving green space. More than 70 people showed up at the first meeting forming Greenways for Oldham County.

    Fast forward to last week, when Greenways celebrated the ribbon cutting of the 2.5-mile trail-paving project at Wendell Moore Park.

    “We take a lot of pride in this (project),” said Judy Hall, a Greenways board member. “We are a tiny organization. It was a big undertaking for us.”

  • Two arrested, charged with escape from county jail

    Two inmates are being charged with escape after one took a 10-minute trip to get alcohol and tobacco and bring it back to the Oldham County Jail.

    Jacob Fields, 22, of La Grange, and Dallas Dennison, 19, of Crestwood, are being charged with escaping the jail on July 7 around 8 p.m.

    According to the arrest report, Fields left the jail while on work detail, sneaking out through a back door of the work release cell. The report cites video evidence that Fields left then returned to the cell 10 minutes later with alcohol and tobacco.

  • Murder charges dropped for two

    Two La Grange men have seen murder charges against them dropped, despite being indicted on other charges in relation to a May 11 incident in the city.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, had been accused of murdering Justin Rogers, 24, that day after a drug deal between the two went south. But the murder charge against Schultz-Eggenspiller has been dismissed after an Oldham County Grand Jury did not indict him on it.