Today's News

  • Local puller hopes to make it big on small screen

    Tractor pulling has always been a niche sport, but thanks to a new reality series currently in production, it will soon gain a much wider platform.  “Hooked on Dirt,” filmed partially in La Grange, will air on NBC in October.  

  • What is faith healing?

          I went to the hospital to meet someone who I didn’t know, but I had been told they were dying of a lung disease.  We talked about Jesus Christ, and getting right with Him not only for that day, but also for all eternity.  

  • There’s a new editor in town

    By Machaela Ballard

     When this column is printed in the paper, it will be my seventh day as the news editor of The Oldham Era. What an honor!

    I must say, I have only known this area for a few months but I have already fallen in love with it. When I hear that train rolling through La Grange, I smile every time (I hear that will wear off at some point, but I’m not so sure).

  • Imperfect life, perfect hair

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    This past year has been difficult, to say the least.  Becoming a single mom after 24 years of marriage, redesigning my life, creating an entirely new future than the one I had always envisioned…all of this has wrought a great deal of stress in my life.  

  • Choose to accept who you are

     This year I did a different type of New Year’s resolution.  Instead of thinking something was wrong with me and resolving to improve, I resolved to accept myself.   I dedicated myself to see the good within myself, instead of the negative, for all of 2016.    

  • Frankfort welcomes famous visitors

    By Ernie Harris 

    Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session. With many guests, packed committee meetings, and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort.

  • Ames receives national honor

     The National Honor Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Brooke A. Ames from Goshen has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

    The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

  • Education in Brief - Feb. 18, 2016

     Powell makes dean’s list

    Jackson T. Powell of Louisville has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2015-16 academic year.

    Powell, a sophomore global studies major, was named to the dean’s list for the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Oaks Assisted Living crowns Valentine’s Day King and Queen
  • KU, LG&E offer grants for planting trees

     We all know trees beautify our natural landscapes, but they’re also a vital part of our ecosystem and play a key role in energy as well.  Trees help reduce energy bills by providing summer shade, winter warmth and winter windbreaks; benefits the Commonwealth will multiply and continue to enjoy long into the future thanks to partnerships funding tree planting projects across the state in 2016.