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Today's News

  • Teacher selected for innovative group

    The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky has named 21 teachers to its new Innovative Teacher Leader Cohort, one of which is from Oldham County. Ashley Lamb-Sinclair was chosen from a pool of fifty applicants after undergoing a rigorous review process. Teachers were ultimately chosen for their leadership ability in fostering a collaborative culture, promoting professional learning, and publicizing teaching and learning.

  • Education Briefs Oct. 9

    St. Francis Farm to Table fundraiser

    St. Francis School in Goshen will host its annual farm-to-table dinner and live auction this Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. The event beings with cocktails and a silent auctions, followed by dinner and a live auction at 8 p.m. Dessert and dancing to follow. For more information, call 502-736-1005.

    PTA awards

    The following are membership awards presented during the summer at the Kentucky PTA Convention Leadership. These awards are for membership numbers during the 2013-14 School Year:

  • Annual Railroad and Bluegrass Festival this weekend

    La Grange community leaders and volunteers are working together again this fall to create and promote Downtown La Grange as the regional hot spot for trainspotting and bluegrass music.

  • Public Archaeology investigation in Bedford

    The Oldham County History Center will host its final Archaeology Investigation of the year from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County. The Gatewood Plantation was the last place Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north. He later moved to Ipswich, Canada where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper.

  • Bookmobile comes to Oldham library

    The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the free eBook service from The Oldham County Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 7 p.m. The Library is located at 308 Yager Avenue, La Grange.

  • 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.