Fireworks store sees business triple since last year as local events canceled due to COVID-19 Saturday, Jul 4 2020 

People made plans to set off their own fireworks this year when local shows canceled due to COVID-19.

        

Free ice cream for kids who recite Pledge of Allegiance at Dairy Del Saturday, Jul 4 2020 

In honor of the Fourth of July, Dairy Del Ice Cream is giving a free ice cream cone to kids 12 and under who recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

        

Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain – and now national action Friday, Jun 19 2020 

Juneteenth 2020 will be a day of protest Friday in many places. Celebrations held from coast to coast will include marches and demonstrations.

        

Volunteers place American flags at Eastern Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 23 2020 

Saturday starting at noon, volunteers are going to place flags on the graves of fallen veterans. Volunteers have been placing the flags for five years.

        

Florists stay busy on Mother’s Day despite pandemic Sunday, May 10 2020 

Mother's Day is one of the biggest days of the year for flowers, even when much of the country is shut down.

        

LIST | Local Mother’s Day restaurant deals Saturday, May 9 2020 

Looking to treat mom to a nice day? Here's some local spots offering deals for Mother's Day.

        

LIST | How to watch local Easter services at home Saturday, Apr 11 2020 

A number of local churches will be having a "virtual" Easter service. We have compiled a list of where and how to watch them!

        

Oldham County trades in traditional egg hunt for ‘Bunny Hunt’ Saturday, Apr 11 2020 

The Oldham Era newspaper wanted to give people a chance to connect and celebrate with the community while social distancing.

        

‘What a precious heart he has’ | Axtell High student gives every girl a flower on Valentine’s Day Friday, Feb 14 2020 

Jayme Wooley's mom is beaming with pride and feeling the love and not just because it’s the day of love, but because her son made a heartwarming request.

        

Giving back to parents on Valentine’s Day Friday, Feb 7 2020 

By Zoe Watkins–

Valentine’s Day is about giving presents or spending time with loved ones, including parents. Here are some ways to give back to them and send messages of love and affections.

Set up a night on the town

It’s not easy for parents to have time for themselves especially when raising a family or working a full-time job. So, make them reservations to their favorite restaurant or to a diner they’ve never been to. Giving them some alone time when they haven’t had any in years might be a good thing to do.

Mementos of the family for keepsakes

Parents will always love their children no matter how far they are. Take a picture or write them a note they can have. Maybe get a little artsy with the present like a drawing or a knitted scarf if the skills are there.

A hand-crafted item shows a parent that their child took some time and effort out of their day to create a wonderful masterpiece in their eyes.

Take care of their daily duties

Let them have a break for once. Take up the responsibility of household chores for the day and maybe go the extra mile and do something they’ve been meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet. If there are siblings around, it will make the work go by fast and more chores can be done quicker.

Give back what has been taken

Parents help children all the time from driving them around to paying rent if money falls short. Even though most college students have left the nest, do something in return for all the years they’ve helped. Fill up the family car’s gas tank, go out and buy groceries for the week or maybe do a meal-prep, help pay bills or rent and take care of siblings occasionally.

A simple text or phone call can go a long way

A lot of students at U of L can’t live at home because they live too far away from campus or have a home in a different state or country. Sending them a text saying “I love you” or “Happy Valentine’s Day” can make their day feel a little bit special. If there’s enough time in the day, try to call them and wish them a happy Valentine’s Day and just catch up with them to see how things are going

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