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Upchurch’s raise doesn’t make sense To the editor:
How is it that the school superintendent of Oldham County, after his 11 percent pay increase makes $172,500 a year and Oldham County school teachers are the lowest paid of any surrounding counties, and only received a 1 percent pay increase?
... In a county where all we hear is, “We need to raise property taxes, the schools need more money due to population growth.” It’s nice to know where our tax dollars go – overly plush schools and lining Superintendent Paul Upchurch’s pockets.
Oldham County was once known for “higher standards in education.” That was the selling point, that’s why we were taxed to death on school taxes. It is ignorance on the part of anyone that believes quality of education comes from the superintendent or “plush” new schools.
The teachers make for excellence in education and it’s high time they are recognized and paid for it fairly. Our children cannot afford to fail because our teachers can’t afford to stay. All of the lavish schools in the county aren’t going to be worth anything if the school superintendent is the only one left to run the classroom because the teachers have left.
Taxpayers have had enough of our intelligence being insulted. Some of us are from the old school where good teachers are what made the difference. Maybe the school board needs to be re-educated and re-do their homework because their math just doesn’t add up.
Donna Claggett, Goshen Removal of female deer by hunting is effective, sane solution To the editor:
This letter is in response to Mayor Carter’s position that does killed by bow hunting leave fawns and yearlings to starve to death.
All fawns born this past spring are now weaned. Wild animals have rapid infancies compared to humans. Fawns begin eating the same diet as adult deer when they are around six weeks old.
Yearling deer, those born last spring, are not only fully capable of self survival, but are actually reproducing, making more deer for the following spring. Oldham County has a surplus of deer. This is dangerous not only for drivers and property owners, but for the deer and other wildlife as well.
If property owners do not charge the bow hunter then there is no liability to the property owner for allowing the taking of deer by hunters. Bow hunting is a safe and effective solution to the danger of deer on our highways. Mature does commonly have twins and often have triplets.
The removal of female deer by hunting is an effective and sane solution that actually works. Glenn Watson, Retired Oldham County Conservation Officer Horse activity is fun, educational To the editor:
I would like to thank Mrs. Jane and Mrs. Shelly from the Trimble and Oldham Extension office for the horse program called “At the Starting Gate.”
We learned all about horses, had a horse visit us, and went to different barns. We made horse crafts, too. Jessie from KEEP visited and gave a lot of horse facts and puzzles. This was a great, fun activity, if you have a horse or not. P.S. I had a lot of fun! Alexxis Ransdell, Crestwood