Today's News

  • Celebrating a new business

    The Crestwood All About Kids held its official ribbon-cutting Sunday, Aug. 4, after the addition of 18,000 square feet of new space. The addition includes two basketball courts and a soccer practice field.  In the picture are:  Angie Tyler, owner and president of All About Kids, and Oldham Chamber board member Jim Kramer, also a member of Crestwood City Council.

  • Heading to the Kentucky State Fair

    An error during the Little Miss and Mister Oldham County Fair pageant resulted in the wrong name being called as winner of the Little Miss crown. Brooke Davis, left, with Little Mister Will Alecia will represent Oldham County this month at the Kentucky State Fair. Davis was the actual winner, but Alex McGill’s name was called by mistake. Alex was allowed to share the Little Miss Oldham County crown, but only Brooke will compete at state.

  • Williams–Cunningham

    Don E. Williams and Miranda Frances Jordan, both of Oldham County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marisa Giselle Williams, to Shannon W. Cunningham, son of Wayne Cunningham of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Judy Cunningham of Waynesville, N.C.

    The bride-elect attended the Walden School and the University of Louisville. She works at the Don Williams Law Office in La Grange, and is campaign re-election manager for Oldham County Attorney John Carter.

  • Preserve summer bounty by pickling

    As mankind learned to grow food, the notion that we could preserve it for future use was not far off. 

    The earliest pickles were produced by salting. People discovered that salting food in urns and pots, then burying the vessels caused the production of brine. The brine added flavor and acted as a preservative. 

  • It's back to school

    Oldham County students returned to school on Tuesday. East Oldham Middle School Principal Jim Ross high-fives a student as she enters the building for the first day of the 2013-14 school year.


  • August's Living Treasure: Donna Russell
  • Shiloh church sponsors seminar on state's Elder Law

    The Shilo United Methodist Church will be hosting a informational meeting for senior citizens or anyone who cares for one.

    Kentucky Elder Law will be giving a practical presentation on the complexities of legal information for seniors. The law office specializes in clearly explaining the legal process of Medicare and Medicaid as well as wills, guardianships and nursing homes.

    The meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Shilo Methodist Church located in Goshen.

    For more information contact Cheryl at the church at 417-8243.

  • New publisher ready to fill 'big shoes' left behind

    I know I have some very big shoes to fill. I never knew Tony Cotten, but he did leave me an inheritance.

    Just one week into the job as publisher here at The Oldham Era, I’ve heard so many wonderful comments about Tony.

    “Tony had a big personality.”

    “Tony had a dry wit that would knock you over.”

    “Because of Tony, the dreams of my fourth-grade storyteller’s heart came true.”

  • Experiencing the awesome miracles of God


    Last week I shared a wonderful miracle about an ant that carried a contact lens on a mountain so that it was found and returned to its owner. The experience moved the owner closer to God. 

  • Rival schools? Mom’s got it figured out

    My college daughter and I were chatting on Facebook when, for some reason, she decided to text me. Apparently, it takes two modes of technological communication to equal the satisfaction of one real-life conversation. 

    I responded, “I like how we are simultaneously Facebooking and texting each other. One of these days, you will need to cut the technological apron strings.”

    She asked, “Is that a term you’re trying out for your next book?”