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Today's News

  • Chasing perfection isn't a goal attainable in real life

    As I prepared to write this article, I went to my designated writing spot, our enclosed front porch with the comfy furniture.  I want to sit there in the bright light of day and write while I sip hot tea.  It sounds idyllic, but the reality is a slight modification from your mental image of this scenario.

  • Think of Thanksgiving as doing, not giving

    I know fundraisers who send Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas or Holiday cards.  Each year around Thanksgiving time, they think back over the past year, pick out the people who have been especially good to them and mail them a thank-you note.

    They do this thinking and then they do their thanking.  In so doing, they relive the fact that in our language the word “thank” comes from the word “think.”  Experience verifies that the thankful person is the thoughtful person.

  • Welcome to a new Era at your newspaper

    It’s a new Era.

    You’re likely to hear that a lot over the coming weeks. Maybe you’ve heard it before. But the fact remains that The Oldham Era of the last few years is no more.

    Rest assured, this is a good thing.

    As you may or may not know, The Oldham Era has gone through a wealth of changes in the last year, most of which were out of this newspaper’s and its staff’s hands. Those formidable changes are behind us as a newspaper and you as a community.

  • Habitat builds on dreams

    The dream of homeownership is an elusive one for many, but through the efforts of Habitat for Humanity it’s a dream that’s come true for one family in Oldham County this year.

  • Local couple brightens town

    It’s the time of year when the twinkle in Michael Glover’s eye shines a little brighter.

    Glover and his wife, Vonnie, are the creative force behind the 340,000 lights on display for Light Up La Grange. They work together 10 months out of the year to create 29 lit areas and 15 different displays that are set to music for the community to enjoy on the Oldham County Court House lawn.

    “It’s not for the glory, it’s not for the trophy, it’s to bring joy to the people,” Michael said.

  • Prospect 'stars' dance for charity

    Glitz and glamour. Sequins and sprains. It’s not your typical fundraiser.

    Six locals will offer up their best dance moves to compete in the first-ever Dancing with the Prospect Stars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville.  The event will raise funds for six area charities and the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Prospect 'stars' dance for charity

    Glitz and glamour. Sequins and sprains. It’s not your typical fundraiser.

    Six locals will offer up their best dance moves to compete in the first-ever Dancing with the Prospect Stars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville.  The event will raise funds for six area charities and the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Fashionable new idea

    A food truck might fill you up, but a visit from Sandi West’s fashion truck will make you fabulous.

    West recently premiered Sandi’s Styles: Fashion Boutique on Wheels. The mobile boutique features clothing and accessories for all ages and sizes and nothing is priced more than $50.

    “Everybody wants to look nice, no matter what size they are or how much money they have to spend,” West said. “I wanted to have something for everybody.”

  • Richardson signs to row at U of L

    GOSHEN – Hannah Richardson originally “wanted no part” of rowing.

    However after her parents had her try rowing one summer, she’d found a new sport.

    “I fell in love with the sport,” said Richardson, a senior at North Oldham High School.

    Now she’ll get to pursue her passion on the next level. Richardson signed a letter intent to row next season for the University of Louisville Wednesday at a ceremony in North’s library.

  • Collins dominates North Oldham in state quarters

    SHELBYVILLE – Same location, same matchup, same result.

    One month after Collins whipped North Oldham 35-6 at Titan Stadium to win the regular season district title, Collins did the same thing to North Friday to win a region title.

    The Titans scored 42 unanswered points and beat the Mustangs 42-14 in the state quarterfinals Friday night. Collins earned the Class 4A, Region 2 title with the win.