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Letters

  • NOHS substance abuse policy oppressive

    To the editor:

    As registration for the new school year draws near, NOHS parents should take a close reading of the Student Code of Conduct. Principal Jarrett has pushed through two noteworthy changes dealing with extracurricular activities and use of banned substances:

    1. The penalty for the first violation is now suspension for 50 percent of the current sports season.

  • Kudos for successful 42nd OC Day

    To the editor:

    Another Oldham County Day has passed into the books.

    Those of us who have been here for a while know what to expect. The parade is always fun, and everyone enjoys greeting neighbors from throughout the county, sharing civic pride, listening to music, visiting booths, and spending time with our families.

    I would like to extend a big congratulations Kris Landers for being chosen by the community as the grand marshal for this year’s parade. There was certainly no one more deserving.

  • Taxpayers shouldn’t foot city spending spree

    To the editor:

    Kudos to the four members of the La Grange City Council who chose financial sobriety over the tax-and-spend inebriation of the past. They were Jason Taylor, Jean Knight, Lee Phillips and Melanie Woosley.

  • LETTER: Nature preserve provides a peaceful library site

    To the editor:
    I read with enjoyment the article in the recent special edition of The Oldham Era concerning the Creasey-Mahan Nature Preserve. It is a beautiful nature preserve, well-managed, and an asset to the entire Oldham community.
    The vision of the late Virginia Creasey and her husband Howard Mahan is being realized by an interested and active volunteer board. Director Tavia Cathcart Brown has been instrumental in providing wonderful active and educational nature programs concerning the local flora and fauna.

  • LETTER: County, school district continue spending despite economic crisis

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank the Republican Party for their endorsement in the Division 3 seat for Oldham County Board of Education, however, I would like voters to know that this is a nonpartisan race. I am in this school board race to represent the children, parents, teachers and taxpayers of Oldham County.
    I am opposed to increasing taxes at the present time, especially with a looming economic crisis in America, Kentucky and Oldham County.

  • LETTER: The Brownsboro school of dreams: ‘Build it and they will come’

    To the editor:
    In the movie “Field of Dreams,” a farmer builds a baseball field in the middle of an Iowa cornfield because voices tell him, “Build it and they will come.”
    The local board of education either saw the movie or talked to their favorite local developer, who sold Oldham County Schools three properties — totaling 157 acres and $4.8 million — between November 2007 and October 2009.
    In either case, the planned 700-student Brownsboro Elementary School would be a certain hit as a rerun.

  • LETTER: Brownsboro remains as-is

    To the editor:
    Victory is always great, defeat is usually hard. Thank God that we may remain a multicultural area village, and that Brownsboro is not a “Junkin”-run place as described in the past by a new resident.
    Hopefully, fences can be mended that caused friction to neighbor vs. neighbor, relative vs. relative and friend vs. friend.
    Welcome back to Brownsboro, “The Garden Spot of the World.”
    George Parrish Jr.
    Brownsboro
     

  • LETTER: The school district’s investigation of fraudulent enrollment

    To the editor:
    One year after several Oldham Era articles on this subject, let’s take a look back at the school district’s foray into law enforcement.
    An assistant superintendent conducted surveillance of a Jefferson County resident for bringing his child to Oldham County schools.

  • LETTER: Carter has limited experience

    To the editor:
    Attorney Rob Riley’s recent letter in support of Courtney Baxter for commonwealth’s attorney was absolutely correct!
    Her opponent, Bill Carter, through his campaign literature, has insulted attorneys by implying that their endorsement and financial support of a candidate is contingent upon expectations of personal favoritism.

  • LETTER: Facts about the Oldham County school district

    To the editor:
    I attended the Board of Education Candidate Forum hosted Sept. 25 by the Oldham County Republican Party.
    Although I was not involved in the forum, I feel compelled to clarify facts and figures discussed at the forum.
    The following information is available on the district’s website or via open records requests:
    • Oldham County Schools has one assistant superintendent.