http://www.oldhamera.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Farm added to national registry http://www.oldhamera.com/content/farm-added-national-registry <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/history1.jpg" alt="The view of the Hardscuffle Farm House from the garden in the backyard. The house was designed with art displays in mind by architect James Kellum Smith." title="The view of the Hardscuffle Farm House from the garden in the backyard. The house was designed with art displays in mind by architect James Kellum Smith." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span>Tucked away in a crossroads, where Goshen Lane and Rose Island Road meet, Hardscuffle Farm can be easy to miss for the present-day passerby. But the 313 acres that make up the riverside property have hosted enough history to be recently accepted onto the National Register of Historic Places. </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> Triathlon prep spurs bicycle traffic, safety discussions http://www.oldhamera.com/content/triathlon-prep-spurs-bicycle-traffic-safety-discussions <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">As the weather cools and the IRONMAN triathlon approaches ever-sooner, more and more bicycles are on Oldham County&rsquo;s roads.</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Prospect council tables agreement with Google fiber http://www.oldhamera.com/content/prospect-council-tables-agreement-google-fiber <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Although more than 70 communities within Jefferson County have approved an agreement that would allow Google to bring its high-speed fiber internet service to Louisville, members of Prospect&rsquo;s city council are still hesitant to sign the agreement.&nbsp;</span></p> Rain did not dampen South Oldham Rotary Bourbon and Wine Tasting http://www.oldhamera.com/content/rain-did-not-dampen-south-oldham-rotary-bourbon-and-wine-tasting <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bourbonpic1.jpg" alt="Johanna Myers and Daniel Jones were moving in different directions as they tried to visit each booth at the event. " title="Johanna Myers and Daniel Jones were moving in different directions as they tried to visit each booth at the event. " align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p class="p1"> School, stage and screen: Local actors perform in Nicholas Cage film http://www.oldhamera.com/content/school-stage-and-screen-local-actors-perform-nicholas-cage-film <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">An Oldham County pair have taken their skills as both actresses and teachers to the big screen.&nbsp;</span></p> Celebrating 50 years http://www.oldhamera.com/content/celebrating-50-years <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/anniversary_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="73" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Bob and Roberta Blakemore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20.&nbsp;Bob is the owner of Blake-Moore Construction and Roberta is the owner of Somewhere In Tyme Antique store in Eminence. The couple have three children and nine grandchildren.</span></p> OC Animal Control receives grant for unconventional animals http://www.oldhamera.com/content/oc-animal-control-receives-grant-unconventional-animals <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/animal_shelter_1.jpg" alt="A young dog utilizes the 50-by-300 yard, fenced-in lot to stretch his legs and release a burst of energy before being put back into his cage. Although the Oldham County Animal Shelter typically houses only cats and dogs, there are occasionally other pets that need a place to stay until an owner takes them to their forever home. This year, six horses have already stayed within the lot pictured above." title="A young dog utilizes the 50-by-300 yard, fenced-in lot to stretch his legs and release a burst of energy before being put back into his cage. Although the Oldham County Animal Shelter typically houses only cats and dogs, there are occasionally other pets that need a place to stay until an owner takes them to their forever home. This year, six horses have already stayed within the lot pictured above." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Typically, the Oldham County Animal Control department is known for its care of household pets in need of homes, like dogs and cats without owners. However, there are occasionally some less than conventional guests that also need a place to stay, said Barbara Rosenman, Oldham County Animal Control Director.</span></p> Back to class http://www.oldhamera.com/content/back-class <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/firstday1_0.jpg" alt="Katherine Fulks seeks shelter from the pouring rain under a friend’s umbrella as she steps off the bus." title="Katherine Fulks seeks shelter from the pouring rain under a friend’s umbrella as she steps off the bus." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">On Aug. 17, Oldham County students returned to school for their first day.&nbsp; This year, Oldham County Schools will welcome 12,238 students for a school year scheduled to end June 1, 2017.&nbsp; The number has increased from 12,049 last school year.</span></p>