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Columns

  • There’s a new editor in town

    By Machaela Ballard

     When this column is printed in the paper, it will be my seventh day as the news editor of The Oldham Era. What an honor!

    I must say, I have only known this area for a few months but I have already fallen in love with it. When I hear that train rolling through La Grange, I smile every time (I hear that will wear off at some point, but I’m not so sure).

  • Imperfect life, perfect hair

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    This past year has been difficult, to say the least.  Becoming a single mom after 24 years of marriage, redesigning my life, creating an entirely new future than the one I had always envisioned…all of this has wrought a great deal of stress in my life.  

  • Choose to accept who you are

     This year I did a different type of New Year’s resolution.  Instead of thinking something was wrong with me and resolving to improve, I resolved to accept myself.   I dedicated myself to see the good within myself, instead of the negative, for all of 2016.    

  • Frankfort welcomes famous visitors

    By Ernie Harris 

    Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session. With many guests, packed committee meetings, and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort.

  • Why is the divorce rate so high?

     From the very beginning of time the importance of marriage has been proclaimed in the church because from the very beginning of time, God established the desire that a husband shall leave his father and mother and join with his wife, and the two shall become one in a holy union (Genesis 2:18-25).  

  • Wise up
  • Senate passes pro-life bill, celebrates Georgia Powers

    By Ernie Harris

     The fifth week of the 2016 Legislative Session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Governor Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 4. We also said goodbye to former State Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers.

  • Women helping other women

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    Last week, after much consideration, I sent the following message: “I am in serious need of unconditional love. So I am going to have a gathering on Friday night for women I love unconditionally.  We will start at 6:30. I hope you all can make it!”

  • Christian vs. secular music

     I was riding in a car with a younger friend and her pack of teen and pre-teen kids.  One of the kids hollered, “Turn up the radio, Mom, I love this song.”  It was a Christian rock song singing about Jesus.  

  • Work at love

     I have had the privilege and the honor of celebrating over a thousand weddings over the years with many wonderful couples.  My goal is to personalize each wedding by meeting with the couple several times, leading the rehearsal and officiating at the wedding ceremony. My wife and I find it very exciting meeting couples in love, pledging their love and commitment to one another.