• Letter to the Editor - March 31, 2016

     In regards to your article on alcohol fees over the past two years, since it was never mentioned, I would like to know what percentage of those fees came from standalone drive-thru package stores?

    How many of the extra 77 drunk drivers shopped these vs. shopping at Kroger or any walk-in store that sells other things?  How many more lives are in danger with 77 more drunks on the road?  

  • Letters to the Editor - March 24, 2016

     Important votes ahead

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

  • Letters to the Editor - March 17, 2016

     Not a fan of caucus


    I am glad JD Sparks thinks the caucus was so great. As for me my wife and my daughter we don’t think so. 

    We tried to go vote, but traffic was backed up forever. We finally gave up and left. First time I have not voted in about 50 years. 

    Go back to regular polling places instead of one place.

  • Proud of Oldham County

    As the Chair of the Oldham County Republican Presidential Caucus I want to say that I was amazed at the turnout for the caucus on March 5.  Finally, Kentucky is relevant again in national elections.  And people were excited to make sure their voices were heard.  

  • Displaced by Cedar Lake

    I am the parent of one of the clients displaced by Cedar Lake’s programming cuts.  My son attended their day program for a number of years.  He does not need a nurse to be on site all of the time.  

    I know of other clients who also do not need a nurse.  When I asked the CEO, Mr. Stevenson, why my son was asked to leave, he responded that he was cut because he needed “more intense supervision” and that this was known as “other cost saving measures.”

  • Letters to the Editor - March 3, 2016

     Caucus reminder

    Because Senator Rand Paul wanted to run for his Senate position and also as a candidate for President on the Republican ticket – he paid for a separate caucus election day on March 5 for the race for President on the Republican ticket only.  

    If anyone in Oldham County wants to vote for a Republican candidate for President, they must go on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oldham County High School.

  • Letter to the Editor - Feb 25, 2016

    Kudos to Coach Simpson
    What traits must a coach exhibit to be considered exceptional?
    There are a countless number of athletic coaches that have withstood the test of time and proven themselves as good and successful coaches, great teachers of the X’s & O’s and consistent winners.
    But what makes a good or great coach stand out even further from the pack? What makes a mentor to young men and women truly exceptional? What makes them shine when directly compared to highly overpaid, upper echelon coaches that are worshipped even as they fall woefully short as role models?

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 18, 2016

     Traffic solutions

    After reading the article regarding the intersection at Highways 146 and 53 in the Era on Feb. 4, I made several calls and again went to look at the intersection with my own eyes.  

    I use this area as much as the average citizen does except I always walk in the crosswalks. I tell my grown children if I have an accident there get an extra half million for doing me in at the crosswalk.  

  • Letter to the Editor - Feb. 11, 2016

     Seeking support for retirees

    As a Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholder, I am gratified by Gov. Matt Bevin’s recognition of the existential threat to the Kentucky employees and state police pension plans. His general fund budget proposal for the upcoming two fiscal years allocates revenue above the full employer contribution to begin addressing this threat.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 4 2016

     Issue with alcohol ordinance

    After reading the 26-page Oldham County Alcohol Ordinance, I was taken aback by the fact that they are going to allow alcohol sales as close as 100 feet from a school, church, daycare or nursery. 

    In addition, the county’s ABC Administrator will be given the authority to waive this distance requirement. 

    Is this truly the right direction for Oldham County?