• Letters to the Editor --May 14, 2015

    Religious Freedom
    I read with interest Mr. DiGiuro’s article on religious freedom in the April 23rd edition.   He dealt with an extremely relevant topic, but left out some important aspects inherent in a well-rounded view of this topic.  If Oldham Countians are to maintain their religious freedom, they must keep in mind a few of the issues our Founding Fathers understood when they penned the First Amendment.

  • Letters to the Editor -- May 7, 2015

    Chamber petition postcards
    As you know the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce initiated a drive seeking enough signatures to request that Oldham County Fiscal Court facilitate a special election on alcohol sales in Oldham County.
    A reader expressed concern about the information that is requested on the postcard petition, and I hope this letter helps to explain the procedure.
    The Board of Elections, the County Clerk and the Alcohol Beverage Control administration requires that this process adhere to a number of conditions. Some of them are:

  • Letters to the Editor

    Chance’s Chance

      In your paper you have had a couple of articles on Chance, the husky. I am the lucky person who got the incredible opportunity of bringing him into his new forever home. He is a remarkable dog and is doing great. If you did not know his story, you would never know that he is blind. As I write this letter, he is asleep at my feet.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 16, 2015

    Identity theft
    The recent mailing from the Oldham Chamber & Economic Development was a petition postcard to be printed and signed complete with birth date and Social Security number.
    This (these) cards could either be mailed or deposited in an Oldham County Library.
     Considering the current problems with identity theft, one thing we should absolutely never do is to put such private information in a public location.
    From the text on the card, this mailing apparently went to every registered voter in Oldham County.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Chance’s Second Chance

    Chance, the blind husky featured in the Era’s March 19 issue, went to his forever home on Friday. He was adopted by Ken Roberson of Shively.

  • Letters to the Editor: March 19, 2015


    Too much tax

    When we first moved to La Grange almost six years ago, I stopped by Kroger’s to buy a six-pack of beer to share with the movers after they had finished moving all the furniture into our new home. I was surprised to find not only did they not sell beer, but no one else in La Grange did either. Wow. What kind of a place did we move to?

  • Letters to the Editor: Snow Plows & RTW

    Snow plows

    I received an email regarding vehicles parked in the streets making it difficult for the road crews to plow the snow. I wish cars could be ticketed because in my neighborhood people constantly park on both sides of the street, making it difficult to even drive in between the cars, much less get a snow plow through! It’s one thing to have an occasional visitor park on the edge of the street, but residents should keep their cars in their driveways. How about a little write up in the paper?

    — Pat Giles, La Grange

  • Letters to the Editor: Thanks & RTW

     I would like to take a moment to thank some very generous hearts that have continually volunteered and gathered donations to assist in meeting the needs of those that are in crisis. Sumpatheo Services is a crisis intervention ministry ­— small — but reaching out in a big way for over six years to meet the challenges of those in crisis. 

  • Letters to the Editor: Right to Work

    Supporting RTW

    Last week, the Oldham County Fiscal Court started the process of passing a local Right to Work law for Oldham County. Like many county governments across the state, Oldham County is working to stand out among its peers and create opportunities that bring new jobs and new business to our community.

    This Right to Work ordinance is not a policy against unions. It does not eliminate or limit union representation. Most importantly, it does NOT keep union companies from considering Oldham County as a site for new business.

  • Letters to the Editor Feb. 19

    Homeless count