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Letters

  • 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!

  • 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?