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Today's News

  • ‘Cottage’ schools offer faith-based curriculum

    By Wesley Robinson
    News intern, The Oldham Era

  • ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JULY

    Ann Klem will freely admit she is addicted to glass.
    Creating artistic glass pieces is her specialty, and some of her work was on display Saturday at Gallery 104 in downtown La Grange. She was selected July’s artist of the month by the Arts Association of Oldham County.
    Ten years ago, Klem’s daughter talked her into taking a bead-making class. Her passion for making artistic glass started with a torch, which Klem used to make glass jewelry.

  • Ullman, 32, denies abuse, rape claim

    By Wesley Robinson
    News intern, The Oldham Era

  • State’s top senior servant

    Alta Haunsz just couldn’t stop working.
    President of the Volunteer Association at Baptist Health La Grange, Haunsz began her career as a volunteer in 1995. As a retired nurse, the 83-year-old found that making others feel better through volunteer work makes her feel better, too.
    And on Wednesday, July 11, she was honored for her work as she accepted Kentucky’s Salute to Senior Service award.  

  • Moore, baker park projects awarded

    Oldham County Fiscal Court unanimously approved bids on paving contracts for Peggy Baker Park and for walking trails at Wendell Moore Park.
    The Peggy Baker project was awarded to Mac Construction and Excavating for their bid of $65,703. Flynn Brothers Contracting won the Wendell Moore contract with its bid of $69,076, provided the company has all of its paperwork up to date with the secretary of state.

  • Service: A key to discipleship, not heaven

    A man dies and meets St. Peter at the pearly gates.

    St. Peter says, “You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in.”

    The man says, “I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart.”

    St. Peter gives him three points.

  • Mother Nature plays nasty tricks; ruins regional, local July 4 events

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    Rain slowed Oldham County Fourth of July celebrations, but couldn’t stop the county’s celebration entirely.

    The fireworks show was rescheduled to the evening of July 5, but all other events were canceled.

    “The Parks and Rec department did the best it could, but it can’t control the weather,” said Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele.

  • Property Transfers

    Jerry and Andrea Marksbury to Amy Cimba, lot 5, Harmony Landing, 13617 Rutland Road, Goshen, $337,500

    Matt Jones Construction Company to Joseph and Amy Harrington, lot 19, Pond Creek, 1502 Church St., Goshen, $350,000

    James and Sharon Green to Kenneth Pell, Melvin and Anne Maron, lot 32, Taylor Creek Woods, 12101 Grist Mill Road, Goshen, $375,000

    Ashkettle Home Builders, LLC to Ken Rankin and Jill Steinbach, lot 379, Briar Hill Estates, 6120 Winkler Road, Crestwood, $406,500

  • Best finds recipe for sauce success

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern/The Oldham Era

    Behind quality packaging and crazy catchphrases, Kentucky BourbonQ has built a strong local brand with a bit of international appeal.

    The locally owned company produces several flavors of barbecue sauce, spices and rubs, all of which are made, packaged and shipped out of Louisville to locations all over the U.S. and Canada. It even boasts business as far away as Australia.

    Kentucky BourbonQ’s recipe for success is simple.

  • Surpises in store when children attempt ‘Big Ugly Challenge’

    Sometimes, I forget to be a good mom and do things like warn my 9-year-old son that if he partakes of the American Legion’s All-You-Can-Eat Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast, he probably shouldn’t enter the festival pizza eating contest a few hours later. 

    He was downing a third slice when I noticed a slight gray pallor to his face. Before I could reach him, it all came back up, splattering the stage with pepperonis, partially digested gravy, and slimy chunks of biscuit.