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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Beauty pageants, new rides the draw for county fair

    It’s the golden anniversary of pageantry in Oldham County and this year’s fair is preparing for big crowds, smiles and prizes.

    The first pageant will be held for the crowning of Miss Oldham County at 7:30 p.m. on July 29. Each girl will have the opportunity to receive a $500 prize to go toward higher education. This will be held after the opening night ceremony with Brandy Neeley, former American Idol Contestant, singing her rendition of the “National Anthem.”

  • Larimore wins in Buckner

    La Grange’s Grant Larimore won boys 15-16 division of the KYPGA Junior event July 17 at Oldham County Country Club in Buckner.

    Larimore, an Oldham County golfer, shot a 7-over 78.

    He beat Louisville’s Timo Imhoff (+8) by one stroke.

    La Grange resident Michael Brown (+9) finished tied for third. Fellow La Grange native Marco Valenzuela (+11) was fifth.

    La Grange’s Drew Wallace shot a nine-hole 4-over 40 to claim the boys 10-and-under division.

  • Edlin named player of year

    Prospect’s Taylor Edlin was named last week as champion of the 11-13 girls division of the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour.

    Edlin played nine events and accumulated 2,250 points.

    She edged Louisville’s Molly Bebelaar (2,125) for the series title.

    Other top five series finishers included

    –Drew Wallace, La Grange, 10-and-under boys (4th, 10 events, 1,440 points)

    –Lyman Brackett, Goshen, 10-and-under boys (5th, 10, 1,350)

    –Phil Nelson, Pewee Valley, 17-18 boys (5th, 7, 917.5)