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Today's News

  • Apple Patch honors founders
  • Election 2014 filings

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • Oldham Countian sees success as Bush aide

    Anyone know who from Oldham County attended Nelson Mandela’s funeral on Air Force One this week? Who was backstage at the Tonight Show a couple of weeks ago, or who is leaving for Africa again tomorrow?

    Let me assure you, it was not any of our local elected officials. It is not even any of the current residents.

  • THE BASIC INGREDIENT OF HOPE

    Turning on a light is my cue to practice hope. When I plant a seed or a bulb, I am reminded to plant hope in my heart. Whenever I meet people who are thrashing about in gloom and doom I vow to hold up the banner of hope.

  • Army food dreams

    In 1962 the good doin’ U.S. Army took me out of Philadelphia and put me into a strange place. It had strange people, strange food and strange language. It was South Carolina. I was there 16 to 17 weeks and got to like it. I even got used to and enjoyed grits (something I never saw growing up in the north).

  • Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. announces executive management appointment

    Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. the parent company for Citizen Union Bank and First Farmers Bank, announced the following executive management appointments effective Dec. 1, as approved by the parent company and respective affiliate bank boards of directors:

    David Bowling – Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Union Bank

    Darryl Traylor – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Farmers Bank and President of Citizens Union Bank

    David Lyons – President of First Farmers Bank

  • Community briefs Dec. 12

    A Cappella Concert

    The A Cappella Fellas will present “A Winter Extravanganza II” on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Crestwood United Methodist Church, located at 7214 Kavanaugh Road. Miller’s Boys and the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra will also be featured. Admission is $10. For more information call 416-7554.

    Brownsboro Christmas Party

    The members of the Brownsboro Community Center are invited to the annual Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish.

  • KSP officer recognized

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored officers from across the Commonwealth at the 2013 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held last week at the Marriott Louisville East.

  • Local Program Brightens Holidays for Seniors

    This season holiday shoppers in the area can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior  program.

     The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with local nursing facilities and senior living communities, Baptist Hospital, Walmart, volunteers and members of the community – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. This can be a difficult time for many, especially those who live alone or have lost spouses and loved ones.

  • OC Farm Bureau recognized

    The Oldham County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 94th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Sam Finney, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Brad Smith, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during a Dec. 6 recognition and awards program.