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Today's News

  • Fine-tune your etiquette when visiting the sick

    What do you do and say to people who have cancer or any life-limiting illness? Early in my ministry, I had a wonderful mentor – Father Jim Hendricks. He died several years ago, but was amazing in his care for the sick. I learned from him not by pointers he gave me but by following his good example.

    When you find someone has a serious illness, hold the gasps. They’re still among the living. Simply ask, “What can I do to be most helpful?”

    Then listen for an answer.

    Here’s what you need to do:

  • New programs, upgrades greet OC students

    Your kids may disagree with me, but I think the first day of school is one of the best days of the year. It’s a day full of promise, of excitement, of change. It’s a milestone — for parents and students — that marks another chapter in life.

    When your children head off for their first day this year, know that our staff members at Oldham County Schools are committed to continuing the tradition of excellence in our district.

  • God leads us to faith through subtle cues

     

    God is pursuing you and me. He is like a hound from heaven, chasing after us with tail wagging ready to welcome us home into his presence.

    If we have never fully accepted him, then he will resort to using the many subtle and astounding events in our lives. As Jesus reminds us, if we have eyes to see and ears to hear God at work in our lives, then we will recognize him and believe.

  • ‘Fishing’ trip leads nowhere on child’s 21st birthday

    Last week, on the occasion of my eldest child’s 21st birthday, I spent most of the day trying to garner compliments. 

    Perhaps “compliment” is the wrong word. It was really reassurance that I needed. I didn’t care who said it, I just wanted to hear those magical words: “My goodness, young lady! You do not look anywhere near old enough to have a 21-year-old daughter!”

  • Presidency to world records: Kentuckians made many firsts

    For generations now, students have been taught that Abraham Lincoln was the first native Kentuckian to be U.S. President.

    Technically speaking, however, that’s not true.

  • Oldham County Property Transfers
    • Fred Bova to Brent and Amber McClamroch, lot 178, Kentucky Acres, 7510 Commonwealth Drive, Crestwood, $231,500
    • Thomas and Denise Pope to William Turner and Tanya Chiappone, lot 91, Echo Valley Farms, 3601 Echo Valley Circle, La Grange, $230,000
    • Lee Clore, Trustee to Key Homes, Inc., lot 292, Kentucky Acres, Crestwood, $49,000
    • Kelly Jennings nka Kelly Cooper to Joan Brock and Judy Crockett, lot 157, Echo Valley Farms, 3514 Echo Valley Circle, La Grange, $148,000
  • Trader-who’s? New stores offer alternatives

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    When TraderBakers closed its doors earlier this year, it left a large void in the retail community. But since then, four other businesses got creative, stepping in to give local residents what they hope is an even better shopping experience.

    Bargain Rack, The Copper Awning, Clover Cottage and Sugar Babe Antiques recently opened smaller vendor malls with a variety of antiques, collectibles, furniture and other deals Oldham County residents had come to expect at TraderBakers.

  • Ullman posts bond; victim’s relative hopes for justice

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Ricky Ullman Jr. 32, was freed from jail after posting a $2,500 cash bond July 26. Ullman faces charges of first-degree unlawful transactions with a minor, third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    The charges stem from a June 23 incident. Ullman is accused of raping a then 14-year-old girl after returning home from a night out with friends.

  • 1929 dining car comes to La Grange

    Residents of La Grange see trains daily, usually traveling right down the middle of Main Street.

    Seeing train cars go airborne, however, was something new.

    The Ohio Valley Railroad Historical Foundation received a vintage 1929 rail dining car delivered July 26. The car was languishing in Indiana for 10 years until Bob Widman, the foundation’s director, managed to get CSX to move the car to La Grange.

  • Fulcher fills Prospect vacancy

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    The city government of Prospect is complete.

    Frank Fulcher, 71, was appointed to city council, garnering four votes from the five members in place.

    The retired engineer was chosen over other nominees, including attorney Wilson Greene; Sue Kocian, a pharmaceutical sales representative; attorney Jeffrey Stovall; and accountant Daniel Weber.

    Fulcher will fill Michael Scott’s term. Scott died suddenly July 12.