Today's News

  • Shopping small and local makes $ense

    There are a couple of friends on my Christmas list that are virtually impossible to shop for. Maybe you have a few of those names on your list.

    They have everything they need and most everything they want. These are also the people who have made it abundantly clear that they dislike gift cards, as they require “no thoughtfulness” on the part of the purchaser.

    And the year I attempted to hand make all my Christmas gifts was not received especially well by these particular folks who probably donated those rather amateurish craft items to charity.

  • What are you thankful for?

    We asked our Facebook friends to complete this sentence, "I am thankful for..." Here are a few of their replies:

    Christine Hockersmith...that after almost six years I have found my children and they are home with me! It’s been an amazing year!

    Melissa Fink...my kids, my husband and the rest of my family, thankful he has a good job, we have a roof over our heads and food in our bellies.

  • Throw another Yule Log on the fire in Pewee Valley


  • Prepare for the holidays in Prospect

    The stores of Prospect Point, located at U.S. 42 and River Road, will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season on Dec. 5 with Light Up Prospect at the Point.

    The all-day event will be marked with events at each store at the Point.

    “They’ll be lots of giveaways, free food, games, prizes and things going on at each store,” said Terry Chambers of Prospect Jewelers.

  • Plan to attend Light Up La Grange

    The 27th annual Light Up La Grange celebration is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown La Grange from 5:30-9 p.m.

  • Thanksgiving Fixin's

    The Oldham Era asked for your best Thanksgiving recipes, whether it was for Thanksgiving day or for leftovers. Here are some local submissions we received through email and social media.


    Appetizer Dish

    1 lb hamburger chopped up, fine cooked and drained. One can rotel tomatoes/peppers. Velveeta block and diced jalapeños. Cube cheese. Put all in crackpot on low until all cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips.

    Sabrina Kelley


    Leftover Turkey

  • What to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers

    References to soups show up all over the world, as far back as 2000 B.C..  The Greeks and Romans recorded various foods including soup.  People from India  mention soup in their early history.  North American Indians used maize, mushrooms. and barley in liquid soups.  Soup is considered to be the most ancient of foods.  In early times soup was called “pottage”.  To “sup” was to eat the evening meal at which soup was the meal itself.

  • Chasing perfection isn't a goal attainable in real life

    As I prepared to write this article, I went to my designated writing spot, our enclosed front porch with the comfy furniture.  I want to sit there in the bright light of day and write while I sip hot tea.  It sounds idyllic, but the reality is a slight modification from your mental image of this scenario.

  • Think of Thanksgiving as doing, not giving

    I know fundraisers who send Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas or Holiday cards.  Each year around Thanksgiving time, they think back over the past year, pick out the people who have been especially good to them and mail them a thank-you note.

    They do this thinking and then they do their thanking.  In so doing, they relive the fact that in our language the word “thank” comes from the word “think.”  Experience verifies that the thankful person is the thoughtful person.

  • Welcome to a new Era at your newspaper

    It’s a new Era.

    You’re likely to hear that a lot over the coming weeks. Maybe you’ve heard it before. But the fact remains that The Oldham Era of the last few years is no more.

    Rest assured, this is a good thing.

    As you may or may not know, The Oldham Era has gone through a wealth of changes in the last year, most of which were out of this newspaper’s and its staff’s hands. Those formidable changes are behind us as a newspaper and you as a community.