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Letters

  • 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!

  • Held hostage by Ironman

    I just wanted to share with everyone what a delight it is to be held prisoner on my street for the entire day in order for these cyclists to completely take over the road system.  

    Heck, my farm hand was even told by OCPD that we can’t move our hay equipment until this grand party is over.  

    I just can’t get enough of this.

    Chuck Kimberl

    Skylight, KY

  • Can La Grange ignore the law to suit its own agenda?

    Last night [Aug. 5] the La Grange City Council, seeking to generate more tax revenue for its nearly bankrupt budget, voted to annex a section of land in Oldham County which has been at the center of controversy for months.

    This land will be used to develop Dogwood Estates whose development plan can only be described as obscene.  While there are a lot of moral reasons that this annexation should not have passed, there are also the legal issues.

  • La Grange needs to be audited

    After reading our Mayor, Bill Lammelein's latest flippant remark about the tax payer's money, I am no longer a supporter.  

    I had really hoped to see some positive growth after our last somewhat shady mayor, but now, I am seeing a pompous attitude with regard to Mr. Lammelein's guidance, as well as a lazy, and incompetent staff in charge.

    The payroll deductions with the city employee's insurance was pure negligence!  Where is the follow through and check and balance system?  

  • Vintage rail cars block view of oncoming trains

    To the editor:

    I wish to address the 1929 dining car that is being placed on the tracks near the museum. I feel this is a very dangerous place to put it, as there are no crossing lights at this intersection and the trains cannot blow their whistle at the crossing.

    It was hard to see down the tracks with the engine there, and now they are adding this other car.

  • Biz park holds county’s future

    To the editor:

    The La Grange City Council on Monday, Aug. 8, passed a 1 percent compensation tax. According to the ordinance, 100 percent of the funds collected through the tax will be used to pay the city’s bond obligation on Oldham Reserve business park.

    Oldham Reserve is a 1,000-acre business development located off of Exit 22 on Interstate 71. It is home to The Rawlings Company, an 8OO-person operation; the average salary there is $63,000. From an economic development and spin-off perspective, this is equivalent to two or three medium-sized businesses.

  • Project Guild chair thanks all who attended Oldham County Day

    To the editor:

    Project Guild of La Grange would like to send out a special thank-you to the community of Oldham County and its visitors for attending the 43rd annual Oldham County Day. 

    The Grand Marshal Luncheon, sponsored by Citizens Union Bank; the YMCA 1M and 5K races; the Dancing in the Street concerts on Friday and Saturday nights, sponsored by the city of La Grange; and the annual La Grange Rotary pancake breakfast were all successful.

  • Veterans recognition event cancelled

    To the editor:

    It was with some concern that I learned last week that my cancellation notice for the 2013 Annual Veterans Recognition Event had not been printed by The Oldham Era this past week or the week before.

    For several reasons, it was necessary for me to cancel this year’s event, and the newspaper had promised to publish the notice to that effect. It was my goal to inform readers that, after seven years of hosting this event on the second Thursday in August, I am unable this year to hold it.