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Letters

  • LETTER: I-71 needs immediate attention

    To the editor:
    On Nov. 30, for the third time in a week, Interstate-71 was completely shut down or severely restricted by accidents between Interstate-265 and Crestwood (Exit 14).
    In my opinion, emergency mediation of this five-mile section of highway is as serious as the repair to the Sherman Minton Bridge. Not to mention the costs involved due to EMS, police and fire departments or the overwhelming traffic diverted onto Ky. 146, Ky. 22, Ky. 329 and narrow roads in the area.

  • LETTER: Respect your neighbors, local ordinances

    To the editor:
    I keep seeing letters to the editor about the animal rescue facility and I feel that many are missing the point.

    The point isn’t that Oldham County doesn’t want an animal rescue in the County, but that if you move out to a well-developed neighborhood with deed restrictions and expectations of the use of the land, then don’t then build something that is more akin to a farm.

    If you planned to do so, why didn’t you buy a farm or expanse of land designed for that?

  • LETTER: Superintendent needs to answer to taxpayers

    To the editor:
    I have been following the story of children from outside of the Oldham County school district attending our schools. I have a couple of questions which I feel the taxpayers need to have answered by the superintendent.
    1. Of the money which the school system received from the state for the “out-of-district” students attending Oldham County Schools, how much has been returned to the state?

  • LETTER: Why should Brownsboro school become a No. 1 priority?

    To the editor:
    I attended Oldham County Schools’ local planning committee meeting on Oct. 13, which turned out to be an eye-opener.
    I had just received my property tax bill and was concerned the Oldham County Board of Education was going to increase this bill, especially when you add the other taxes on personal property, water, telephone, cable, home heating, electric bills, etc.

  • 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.