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Letters to the Editor April 10

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Absentee Voting

The Oldham County Clerk’s Office wants to take this opportunity to inform all voters of upcoming election information.

For the upcoming election, I would like to remind the voters of their responsibility to make sure your address is correct in the Voter Registration Department in the Oldham County Clerk’s Office and what precinct you are to vote. If you have any questions, PLEASE call 222-0047 BEFORE Election Day.

Absentee Voting will be conducted in the LaGrange office beginning April 21, 2014. Those eligible to vote by machine are voters who shall be absent from the county on Election Day; students temporarily residing outside the county, military, their dependents and overseas citizens; voters or spouses who have surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day; precinct elections officers and alternates; members or staff of the County Board of Elections, deputy clerks; women in their last trimester of pregnancy; and individuals or their spouses who experience a medical emergency within 14 days of the elections.

On April 18, the Oldham County Board of Elections will travel to the South Oldham Government Center located at 6710 W. Hwy. 146 in Crestwood to examine the voting machines and determine whether the requirements of KRS 117.165 have been met.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Voter Registration Department at 222-0047 with any questions.

Julie K. Barr Oldham County Clerk

Salon not closing

I own and operate Expectations Hair Salon in the Crestwood Station Shopping Center. As most people in Oldham Co. know Southeast Christian Church purchased the shopping center at the end of last year. Since that time many rumors have been floating around about the fate of our business. We at Expectations Hair Salon want to let everyone know that we are not closing our salon. Later in the year we will be relocating to another unit within the shopping center and our name will change, but our hair stylist will remain the same with the addition of some new stylist. We are all very excited about the new possibilities for our salon, and are looking forward to offering our clients the same great services they have been enjoying for years along with some new services and products. We hope to see all our great clients throughout this transition and for many years to come.

Jane Colbert

All the Expectations Hair Salon Stylist

PACC Invitation

The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is a unique membership organization – our “geographical” location encompasses two counties so that explains the “Area” in our name. We’re so fortunate to be a part of both counties and appreciate the opportunities that afford us. We’re excited about an upcoming event that’s in its fourth year, our Strong Leadership Strong Women event, which celebrates women of all ages and life stages. We’re especially pleased to announce that our keynote speakers are Molly Hopkins and Cynthia Richards, the stars of Lifetime’s Double Divas! They have a passion for educating all women regarding breast health – properly fitting undergarments, breast cancer patients and survivors. They will be speaking on this topic and also doing custom fittings following the event on Friday, May 30. In addition, they will also be holding fittings at the Health & Wellness Fair the following day on Saturday, May 31st. The PACC Health & Wellness Fair will offer screenings, information and activities from PACC members health and wellness providers and is free to the public to attend.

Both events will take place at Falls of Goshen, located at 1620 Highway 1793. We’re pleased to be working with PACC member Kim Buckler, Oldham County Tourism Director, to provide a once in a lifetime experience for the Double Divas – showing them how wonderful the Bluegrass Region is. They will be staying at Bluegrass Bed & Breakfast and enjoying the hospitality of owner Cheryl Sabin and will hopefully have time to take in a few of the sights in both Oldham and Jefferson Counties while they’re here. We appreciate the generosity of our PACC members and both communities and want to say “Thank You” for continuing to support our events!

For more information about Strong Leadership, Strong Women, please contact the Prospect Area Chamber at 502-228-7493 or you can visit the event page on Facebook “Strong Leadership Strong Women 2014 or www.prospectareachamber.org. Seating will be limited for the Friday conference so make your reservations soon!

Kathy Jacobs

Executive Director

Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce

Endorsements

There is a Primary Election coming in May and we see posters everywhere. Some of those running for office I do not even know well enough to say anything positive or negative. While I am sure that all are fine people in their own right I must speak up for those that I know. When looking for someone to manage a business or a government we must look at training, experience, a proven record, and character. While I am just an ordinary citizen I support the following people.

I have known David Voegele for several years and he has impressed me not only as a leader but as a considerate and caring person. He has helped people while serving a Magistrate and as County Judge Executive. We as a County have seen improvements, have experience little or no problems, and he has even come to my home to help me resolve an issue.

I have known our County Attorney, John Carter, since meeting him in a Sunday School Class many years ago. John has been an FBI agent, a practicing Attorney, a sitting Judge, and now County Attorney. He knows the law and has done a good job as County Attorney.

Sheriff Steve Sparrow is another fine example of experience, a proven record, and character. We attend the same church so I know him from there and he has been helpful to me on several matters. Thirty nine years of service to Oldham County with fifteen years as Sheriff, twice President of the Kentucky Sherriff’s Association, Chair of the Youth Juvenile Committee, etc. And a darned nice man.

Things come to mind. “Don’t change horses in midstream.” “If it ain’t broke don’t fix It.” and “Experience matters!” I ask you to cast your vote for these three.

Tom White

LaGrange