Today's News

  • All dogs go to heaven

     All pets were welcome at the St. Francis School of Goshen’s annual Bless A Pet Day. Pastors, priests and rabbis were present to bless each pet with an individual blessing. Hundreds of kids and adults crowded the fields to step in line to make sure their pet went to heaven. 

  • Fire departments host Halloween events to teach families about safety


     Photos by Taylor Riley, Peter Campbell and Bobbi Nelson/ The Oldham Era

  • A parable of exhaustion
  • Reducing Stress

     Years ago I had the opportunity to hear Mother Teresa speak at Bellarmine College in Louisville.  Someone in the audience asked Mother Teresa how she could keep such a busy schedule.  He said, “You crisscross the country and the world.  How do you do it? Aren’t you exhausted?  Your schedule would drive me crazy!” 

  • Learning in the Dominican

       Last week I had the privilege of tagging along on a friend’s business trip to the Dominican Republic.  I had never been to the Dominican before, and was excited to experience the culture as well as gain a new stamp on my passport.  My traveling has been limited these days, and it felt good to once again venture outside of the U.S. 

  • USDA offers grants to local farmers

     The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) encourages private landowners, farmers and property owners to contact their NRCS office to apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding  opportunities through their EQIP Program.

  • Bakers rise to learn in yeast bread class

     On Sept. 24, Oldham County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Chris Duncan taught a class on Yeast Breads at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office. Oldham Countians from age six to sixty attended this fun and informative class. 

    After demonstrating a 30-minute pizza recipe, Chris discussed gluten-free bread and making bread in a bread machine. Below is another recipe shared at the yeast breads class:


  • Conservation groups host workshop

     Local conservation groups are providing a free workshop called “Putting Nature to Work in Your Landscape,” featuring ways to improve the look and value of your landscape while improving water quality in our community.

    The workshop is free, open to the public, and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 17 in La Grange at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service, next to the police station on Dispatchers Way.  

  • Community in Brief - Oct. 8, 2015

     Oldham County shredding

    To avoid identity theft, participate in the Oldham County Free Shredding Event on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Oldham County Fairgrounds on Highway 146 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Papers containing names, addresses, phone numbers, social security or account numbers are susceptible to identity theft. Residents can protect themselves by bringing sensitive documents, discs, credit cards and other confidential materials for on-site shredding.

  • Public Records - Oct. 8, 2015

     La Grange Police


    Cory W. Isaacs, 20, La Grange — arrested Sept. 28 on a warrant for trafficking in controlled substance, third degree, first offense


    Shaun C. Pace, 35, La Grange — arrested Sept. 28 on a warrant for burglary second degree and receiving stolen property under $500