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Letters

  • LETTER: Tax money isn’t for charity

    To the editor:
    While I applaud the Hope Clinic for it’s commendable work and wish them well, I don’t think government at any level has any business donating my tax money to any charitable cause, especially in these terribly difficult times.
     I’m not making this statement because I’m wealthy, because I’m not. I’ve had my share of hard knocks and hard times as much as anyone.

  • Honor service men and women

    As Veterans Day approaches, we recognize the sacrifices made by all our veterans, and thank them for their service to our country.
    As your representative and a veteran, I make every effort to make sure the men and women who have served our nation in uniform get the respect, treatment, services and benefits that they deserve.
    Unemployment remains unacceptably high for all Americans, but the jobless rate among veterans is consistently higher than the nation at large.

  • LETTER: Hank Williams Jr. used his first amendment rights

    To the editor:
    I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened the Oct. 13 edition of The Oldham Era.

    The political cartoon made me think I was reading The Courier Journal ... Hank Williams Jr. was comparing playing golf with two famous terrorists of our time – or at least, this 69-year-old man’s time.  ... We saw the results, nothing, came out of the golf game, but a golf game. 

    No political decisions made other than bogies, jokes, and do-overs.

  • MUELLER: Savor each moment

    Simplicity is less about the material things you own than it is about maintaining the pleasures that knit you into the sturdy fabric of life.
    While television can be a pleasure when it energizes, encourages, instructs and inspires, too often it is a passive way to zone out. After a night of watching television, you rarely hear, “Wow, that was so great. I had the time of my life.” True pleasures reconnect you to the web of life, rather than disconnecting you and dropping you into an electronic twilight zone.

  • LETTER: Waiting for trial to begin is now the hardest part

    To the editor:
    It started with a late night phone call, the kind that gives you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. On the other end of the line was a frantic voice telling me my brother-in-law, James, had been killed by a gunshot.
    To have a family member taken away in this heinous manner is the kind of thing that can rip a family apart.

  • LETTER: Don’t throw NASCAR under the bus

    To the editor:
    As an avid NASCAR fan and veteran of several trips to various venues for Cup races, I would like to offer some positives about the events at Ky. Speedway.  

  • LETTER: PVA’s budget comes from your pocket

    To the editor:

    During my unsuccessful campaign (only 406 votes short!) for Property Valuation Administrator, in late 2009 I began an earnest compilation of various documents from the office of Ron Winters, PVA.
    Originally, my goal was to learn more about the operations of that office so I would be prepared for campaign questions.

  • LETTER: Mistrial is a disappointment 
for victim’s family

    To the editor:
    Losing a son or daughter from death is the worst kind of pain you can ever go through, but to lose them by gunshots is horrifying. I lost my oldest son Feb. 1, 2009. It has taken the life right out of my family and me.
    The La Grange Police made an arrest in three days after my son’s death.

  • LETTER: Justice delayed by mistrial

    To the editor:
    On February 1, 2009, my step-son was killed in La Grange. Here it is July 28, 2011 and this case has never come to trial. My wife and I have been to court in La Grange over 40 times in the past two and a half years.
    It seems that once the case was to come to trial the judge, Karen Conrad, declared it a mistrial and laid it over until March 2012.

  • LETTER: EMS employees want best care for residents

    To the editor:
    As employees of Oldham County EMS, we feel we’ve been unfairly portrayed recently by various media outlets as complaint-driven individuals who are resisting any change within OCEMS.