Today's News

  • Your church is a great church

    A pastor was greatly annoyed by one of his elderly members who fell asleep during his sermon every Sunday. He told the man’s grandson if he could keep him awake he would pay him $1 a week. This worked for two weeks, but on the third Sunday, he fell sound asleep.

    After the service the pastor called the boy over and said, “I am disappointed in you. Didn’t I promise you $1 a week to keep your grandfather awake?”

    “Yes,” replied the boy, “but Grandpa gives me $5 not to disturb him.”

  • AG calls for changes on Topix.com

    Topix.com, a Web site that posts information pulled from The Oldham Era and other news outlets, provides a message board that allows anyone to post comments on local and national issues.

    But that same message board has also been the source of controversy because some users post defamatory and derogatory comments about others in those forums.

    Now, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office are pushing for Topix.com to make changes.

  • Library hosts seminar for local authors

    Local writers and book enthusiasts were given a chance to pick each other’s brains Feb. 26-27 during the La Grange Writers’ Seminar at the Oldham County Public Library. An evening of good company, live music and hors d’oeuvres united artists with different writing styles and from various genres for a night of casual meet-and-greet and networking.

    Seminar organizer Linda Goin wanted local authors to have a chance to support and learn from one another.

    “It’s a good way for local writers to meet each other and network,” Goin said.

  • Hettinger named to dean’s list at NKU

    Nicholas Hettinger of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University for the fall semester.

    Hettinger is a 2008 graduate of Oldham County High School. He is the son of Terry and Alisa Hettinger of La Grange. To be named to dean’s list at NKU, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average.

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast hosts support groups, classes

    A colon cancer support group will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    The group is open to anyone affected by colon cancer.

    For information, call 290-0288.

    The Living Well with Diabetes support group will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital.

    Angela Sandlin, director of Pharmacy at Baptist Hospital Northeast, will discuss “Understanding Your Diabetes Medications.”

    The meeting will also feature an open forum.

    For information, call Angela Madden at 222-3344.

  • Conservation District hosting tree contest

    The Oldham County Conservation District is hosting a big tree contest for Oldham County residents. Though the species of tree will change each year, for this, the first year of the contest, the conservation district has chosen the Sugar Maple as the tree to find.

    There are five categories – each will be awarded $50. The overall winner will receive $50 and family memberships to the Oldham County History Center and to Yew Dell Gardens.

  • Site-based council meets March 18

    Liberty Elementary School’s site-based decision making council will meet 3 p.m. March 18 in the school’s library.

  • Snow days create hardships for families

    To the editor:

    I cannot believe how often school has been closed this year for snow. School has been called off for a half-inch of snow and even when there was a chance of snow.  It’s a good thing our school officials don’t live in New York, we would never have school. Do the officials not want to get out or the bus drivers afraid to drive in it? What is the problem?

    These kids are going to have to go all summer just to make up these days.

  • Kids Consignment Sale is Friday and Saturday

    A kids consignment sale  will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church.

    St. Francis is located at 6710 Wolf Pen Branch Road, Harrods Creek.

    Proceeds go to support MOPS at St. Francis.  For information, visit stfrancisinthefields.org/mopsale.

  • Infant’s body found in prison trash can

    Police say a woman visiting a La Grange prison locked herself in a restroom Sunday, gave birth to a healthy baby girl and stuffed her daughter’s mouth with toilet paper before hiding the body in a trash can.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, a daycare worker from Corbin, now faces charges of murder and concealing the death of an infant.

    Officials at Roederer Correctional Complex told police Cox spent an extended period of time locked in the visitors’ restroom during her visit Sunday morning.