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Letters to the Editor

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By The Staff

Gun owners, be aware of new groupTo the editor:Gun sportsman of our area need to be aware and forewarned that a new anti-Second Amendment group called American Hunters and Shooters Association has been formed for politicalreasons.The sole purpose of the formation of AHSA is for anti-gun liberals to provide political cover by “talking” about supporting sportsmen rather than admitting their opposition to the individual right to own guns protected by the Second Amendment.Since it is totally impossible for anti-gun liberals to receive endorsement from ANY valid pro-gun, pro-Second Amendment organization, they purposely formed AHSA. By misleading those not knowledgeable of the true motives of the AHSA founders, the organization’s political endorsement of Barack Obama may make it appear that he is not anti-gun and not anti-Second Amendment. His record speaks volumes of both of his anti-individual gun rights and anti-Second Amendment, earning an “F” grade by National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund.AHSA President Ray Schoenke has a long history of public donations to America’s most anti-gun politicians such as John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinsteine and Ted Kennedy. He donated $5,000 to Handgun Control Inc. and his wife and his foundation donated to the Brady gun control campaign.John Rosenthal, AHSA board member, is a leader of the anti-gun group, Stop Handgun Violence. Lastly, Bob Ricker, one of AHSA’s organizers, serves as a paid expert witness in reckless lawsuits (numerous) against gun manufacturers.Every gun owner and sportsman should not take AHSA seriously and be aware of the spin and lies that originate from the organization’s deception.Don Helton,Pewee ValleyHomemakers thank businesses for donationsTo the editor:The Oldham County Extension Homemakers would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to our annual plant sale. With the proceeds from this one major fundraiser we award 4-H camp scholarships, college scholarships and leadership training. The homemakers celebrated their 75th year and many Oldham County clubs celebrated more than 80 years in existence. Three of the longest running groups are Poplar Grove, Westport and Pewee Valley Juniors.The Oldham County Extension Homemakers contributed more than 17,500 volunteer hours to the community this past year.This year we combined the plant sale with the extension council Town & Country Day for a wonderful day full of family fun and learning.Please patronize the following businesses as they invest in our county: Beards Outdoor Power Equipment, Blooms, Boone Gardiner, Buckner Flower Shop,Deibel Greenhouse, Earl Thieneman Greenhouse/B Osborne, Exterior Designs Inc., Feed & Seed Depot, Goodwin Greenhouse Inc., Jules Klein Nursery, La Grange Florist, Larmee’s Nursery, Meijer, Minish & Potts, Mt. Zion Nursery, Reardons Fruit Market, Shady Bend Nursery, Southern States, Starview Greenhouse, Stoess Hardware, Thieneman Greenhouse, Twigs Shop, Uncle Frank’s Plants, Doris Voltz and Yew Dell Gardens.Oldham County Extension Homemakers,Kathy Hockersmith,Past PresidentOldham County hasa ‘huge’ litter problemTo the editor:Upon casual observation I, as many, wouldn’t have been worried about a littering problem in Oldham County.However, I’ve now been enlightened. After spending more than three hours picking up garbage on a remote section of Ky. 1793 I’m convinced that Oldham County needs to step up its effort when it comes to litter. In that mile my mother and I picked up five bags of trash, four bags of recyclables, a tire and a broken fender.While gathering this trash we were jumping rock-to-rock in creek beds, climbing over downed trees, and trying to avoid as many varieties of poisonous weeds we could. The range of trash found was astounding, we found everything from discarded water pumps, burlap sacks, smashed bottles and cans, cigarette packs plus discarded jackets and socks.The overall uncleanness of this area very close to where I live was shocking. From my afternoon of trash gathering I’ve learned we, as a county, have a huge litter problem.Ryan Kaufman,ProspectRefund question should have been rewordedTo the editor:In the May 22 edition of The Oldham Era, you published photographs and the responses of the nine Oldham County residents to the question, “How will you spend your economic stimulus check.”You are asking the wrong question. Instead, you should have asked, “How will you spend your money returned by the federal government?”Mark Haertzen,La Grange