• New Year, new opportunity

    By Taylor Riley

     It’s that time of year again! You know, the time that everyone you know invites you to use his or her guest pass at his or her overcrowded gym facility. It’s the time to jump on the bandwagon of wishful thinking that this year will be YOUR year.

    Happy New Year!

  • The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit

     Hostess Twinkies were invented in 1931 by James Dewar, manager of Continental Bakeries’ Chicago factory. He envisioned the product as a way of using the company’s thousands of shortcake pans which were otherwise employed only during the strawberry season. Originally called Little Shortcake Fingers, they were renamed Twinkie Fingers, and finally “Twinkies.”  

  • Trusting God with impossible things

    One of the great parenting lessons I learned from my parents was to set firm limits and keep them.  

    With those limits were clear opportunities to receive more freedom and responsibility if I showed I was ready.  

  • The gift of life

    By Rick Rash

     This time of year, toy stores are crammed with loving parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents trying to find the perfect gift for their favorite little ones. 

    Last Christmas season, Jace’s mom was praying she would have her son long enough make Christmas memories.  She dreamed of having the opportunity to simply see him walk, watch him open Christmas gifts, sing songs and enjoy holiday treats. 

  • YMCA recalls changed lives

    By Peggy Kilgore

    As a holiday gift to our Oldham Era readers, we would like to offer some inspiration and motivation. We are always hearing great stories of achievement and determination from our Y members, many of whom have had life-changing experiences by getting on the path to better health.

    Here are a few of our favorites:

  • The sweetest victory celebration of all

     When my children were all teenagers and young adults, Christmas had lost its magic.  

    No grandchildren were blessing my life yet, and I was going through the motions of being excited about Christmas.  

    Truth be told, I couldn’t wait for Christmas to be over so things would slow down and I could relax.  I knew that as a minister this was an inappropriate response to Christmas, but I wasn’t going to just start making up feelings either.  

  • Three sobering realities

     Sometimes when my ego or the ego of others becomes too prominent I find that I have to remind myself of three sobering realities.  It’s all about humility.  The moment you think you have acquired humility is just the moment you have lost it.

    The first reality is that everything I am, I have received from others.  

  • Historic vote for county

    By Scott Whitehouse

    Oldham County voters have the opportunity on Dec. 29 to cast a historic vote in a special election.  Please vote “yes” to allow the sale of packaged alcoholic beverages in Oldham County.

     On Dec. 5, 1933 Prohibition ended in the United States. Eighty-two years later we have the chance to make the sale of packaged alcoholic beverages available to consumers in Oldham County.

  • A December birthday celebration

    By Ginger Lumpkin

       I’ve got a birthday coming up!  On Dec. 20, I will turn 46 years old. 

    Most people born at this time of year are like, “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is for somebody to remember my December birthday.” 

  • Who is afraid of the Lord?

     The children were presenting the traditional Christmas pageant.  On the night of the performance the little boy playing the innkeeper was tired of being the bad guy who told Mary and Joseph, “There is no room in the inn.”