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Letters

  • Family concerned for trapped bird

    My mother lives in LaGrange. She and my sister discovered that a bird is trapped in the building that used to be the Save A Lot.

    They have called everyone they could think of and nobody (that answered their phones)is willing to do anything to get that bird out of that building.

    My sister is extremely upset. I’m just angry. What is it going to take for people to get their compassion back?

    Nobody cares anymore about their neighbors, kids or animals. Nobody cares.

  • Letters to the Editor Sept. 9th

     

    Community thanks Irish Rover

     We wanted to express our appreciation to Siobhan and Michael Reidy for their service and business to LaGrange at the Irish Rover Too. 

  • Mayor corrects ‘misinformation’

    As Mayor of the City of LaGrange, I write to correct the misinformation spread through the editorial letters of this newspaper recently.  First, I have taken full responsibility for a $12,000 mistake that was made deducting a 5% cut in employee health insurance benefits and I have explained how that occurred.  The buck stops with me on this and attacks on the City Clerk are unwarranted.  Any questions, call me at City Hall:  222-1433. 

  • Police report no issues with Ironman

    On August 25, 2013 the annual Ironman event was once again held and was a smooth successful event. The Oldham County Police received no reports of vandalism or Criminal Mischief and made no arrests in conjunction with the event. The Ironman and the Louisville Sports Commission were very accommodating in the planning, preparation and execution of the event.

  • Tax benefits possible for rural landowners

    As part of a tax bill negotiated in January of this year, Congress extended until December 31 the enhanced tax benefit that helps all of us who are interested in protecting working family farms, clean water and natural areas. The law enhances the federal tax benefits for landowners who donate voluntary conservation agreements to organizations like Shelby Area Rural Conservation, Inc. These agreements also provide a win-win solution for protecting natural resources important to the community while keeping land in productive private ownership.

  • Disappointed with hearing

    I was disappointed with the Oldham County School Board Tax hearing that was held on August 29th.   

    From the moment the meeting started, the tax increase appeared to be a forgone conclusion.   The attendance was sparse; perhaps a meeting that was held at 6 pm on a Thursday and poorly advertised (yes OCSD advertised it twice per state guidelines) – the last advertisement being on page A13 in the Oldham Era right above the Dog Grooming and the Grave Stone advertisements the day of the meeting. But it really didn’t matter.  

  • Not the right place for Ironman

    How does the Ironman Triathlon benefit our community?  There has to be cost in totally shutting down our roads and putting the police there to make sure we don't drive our cars anywhere near the bikers.

    Here in Goshen, we have St. John UMC and Riverside Christian Church that have to have a Saturday night service.  Riverside cancels Sunday and St. John adds a Saturday and has one Sunday service and no Sunday school.

  • Comprehensive Plan “ADU ‘s” = Rental Houses or Apartments

    Did you know Oldham County’s Single-Family Zone is a “designated infill” area for affordable rental apartments or secondary dwellings?  ADU’s are built on one lot with a primary residence.  Magistrates declined to adopt the proposed Comprehensive Plan for that reason.   They think “single” should mean one.

  • Admiration for Ironman athletes

    Ironman 2013 has lasped into history!

    While it is true that some people were inconvenienced, and while it may be true that some people believed the police were rude to them, and while some people may have believed that bikers had no right to be on their road when they wanted to be there, it was an absolute awesome display of courage, committment, dedication, and athletic prowess.

    In today's world of mediocrity, I wonder how many readers of this newspaper would, or even could, attempt to try what these 3000+ athletes did!.

  • A Farmer

    The following was first published in The Oldham Era sometime in the late 1940’s.

    A Farmer

    A farmer is a man who starts out with nothing, loses on everything he grows and comes out even at the end of the year. Nobody knows how he does it. He doesn’t even know himself!