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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor May 8

    Sign defacing

    It’s election time and political signs are being installed around the county and . . . the jerks are back. Who are these creeps? They are the ones who deface, pull-out and steal the signs.

    While having personally experienced the hoodlums in the past, it was disappointing to have seen two of Judge-Executive Voegele’s signs defaced. Since the vandals sneak around in darkness, like thieves in the night, only the result of their actions are seen.

  • Letters to the Editor May 1

    Support Bednarski

    I have known Jon for several years as a business man and served with him as a founding Board Member of the Oldham County Community Foundation. Jon understands the concerns of business owners in Oldham County and will be a great asset to Oldham County Fiscal Court as a Magistrate. Jon also understands the many needs in our county by having served on our Community Foundation Board and having lived here for over 28 years.

  • Letters to the Editor April 24

    Walmart issues

    “Westport Road” is coming to Crestwood! Even after numerous citizens spoke in opposition of rezoning allowing Walmart to build off the 329 By-Pass, both the Oldham County Planning Commission and the Crestwood City Commission, with a majority vote, passed the rezoning. Our voices were NOT heard! Countless reasons against this 24-7 Walmart Supercenter were shared, but it was obvious minds had already been made up.

  • Letters to the Editor April 17

    Support Voegele

    Since there are no Democrats who have filed to run for office, the Primary Election on May 20 will determine our county officials for the next four years.

    My choice for Oldham County Judge-Executive is David Voegele. There is no doubt in my mind he has done a good job and been an excellent public servant.

    There have been many accomplishments.

  • Letters to the Editor April 10

    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.

  • Letters to the Editor April 3

    FOP Forum

    I saw an ad in the Oldham Era recently about an open meeting and attended the Fraternal Order of Police question and answer forum at the community center on the evening of Feb. 10.

    The meeting I attended must have been different for the one described in a letter to the paper by Bobbie Nelson. She said Judge Voegele acted like a bully. I didn’t see anything of the kind. He acted fine, but did object when the FOP leader said there would be no television cameras allowed, which I thought was the right thing to do.

  • Letters to the editor March 27

    Since long before I was elected Mayor, the City of LaGrange has required that every business purchase a business license if they transact business in the city limits. The revenue generated from this fee helps pay for the services that residents and businesses rely upon. It isn’t contingent upon whether a business maintains an office here or whether the business was conducted in the city on a single day or every single day of the year. No one is singled out, no one pays a higher or lower rate because of the particular business they are in.

  • Letters to the editor March 13

    When county government is running smoothly and there are no real issues to talk about in an election campaign, the only choice apparently left for opponents is mudslinging and character assassination.

    A letter in last week’s Oldham Era from Bobbie Nelson accused me of acting like a bully in public, at fiscal court meetings seen on Channel 25 and at a recent meeting of the local Fraternal Order of Police.

  • Letters to the editor March 6

    Concerns over Crestwood Walmart

    On Feb. 25 the Oldham Planning and Zoning Commission held an important hearing on the request from Walmart to build a superstore in Crestwood. Time was given to both those who approved of the store and those who opposed the store.

  • Letters to the editor Feb. 27

    Friday night I witnessed a powerful event at the North Oldham High School basketball game. The manager of their team has been with them for six years. Tee Salinas is now a senior. Tee, who has Down syndrome, takes pride in all his duties involved in managing the team. To Tee the basketball team is an extended family.

    His coach Chris Stobaugh is quoted as saying “he is one of us.” Tee is included, accepted and very comfortable in being a member of the team.