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Letters

  • LETTER: Want liquor? Go somewhere else

    To the editor:
    As a native of Oldham County and a Christian, I have an obligation to voice my opinion. I cannot vote on the liquor issue because I do not live in the city.

  • LETTER: Severe weather, ice left students at the mercy of Mother Nature

    To the editor,
    Friday’s tornado devastation was tragic. It is frightening to think that it could, by the flip of a coin, have been Oldham County.
    For this reason, I am perplexed as to why Oldham County Schools’ administrators did not dismiss our children early, but rather pushed the envelope on how late they held our children.
    There were still children on busses when the warning sirens began.

  • LETTER: Let's race to build a bridge

    To the editor:
    It has taken forever, but I now see light at the end of the tunnel. That is if they burrow under the River Fields land outcroppings instead of over the top!
    In our now-near future I see a great sporting event beginning to unfold.
    With Kentucky slated to build the downtown bridge, and Indiana the East End span, who will be the first to complete their project?
    A competitive sport is one thing that both our states excel in!

  • LETTER: Please don't kill the birds

    To the editor:
    I just learned of the bird invasion and have a suggestion: the owners of their cars cover their cars with plastic or cloth or whatever else will do the job.
    As for ridding yourselves of the birds, I have no suggestions but please do not allow someone to come in to kill them.
    Janet L. Nelson
    Port Huron, Mich.

  • LETTER: Williams’ barn houses God’s creatures, not junk

    To the editor:
    I read, with some dismay, Magistrate J.D. Sparks’ letter in the Dec. 15 edition of The Oldham Era concerning Second Chances Wildlife Center.  
    Sparks’ letter insinuates that the Williams constructed a barn on their property after moving into their home.
    The barn was constructed by the previous owners who raised long-horn cattle on the property.  

  • LETTER: Our taxes are intended for county projects

    To the editor:
    I’m shocked that anyone would think Voegele’s “rogue spending” should be applauded. SERIOUSLY people?
    There are rules and regulations (laws) that dictate the powers of government officials. There are even regulations for guardrails – you don’t just put up guardrails wherever you want.
    County tax money is designated for county projects, state taxes are for state projects, are you catching on here?

  • LETTER: I-71 needs immediate attention

    To the editor:
    On Nov. 30, for the third time in a week, Interstate-71 was completely shut down or severely restricted by accidents between Interstate-265 and Crestwood (Exit 14).
    In my opinion, emergency mediation of this five-mile section of highway is as serious as the repair to the Sherman Minton Bridge. Not to mention the costs involved due to EMS, police and fire departments or the overwhelming traffic diverted onto Ky. 146, Ky. 22, Ky. 329 and narrow roads in the area.

  • LETTER: Respect your neighbors, local ordinances

    To the editor:
    I keep seeing letters to the editor about the animal rescue facility and I feel that many are missing the point.

    The point isn’t that Oldham County doesn’t want an animal rescue in the County, but that if you move out to a well-developed neighborhood with deed restrictions and expectations of the use of the land, then don’t then build something that is more akin to a farm.

    If you planned to do so, why didn’t you buy a farm or expanse of land designed for that?

  • LETTER: Superintendent needs to answer to taxpayers

    To the editor:
    I have been following the story of children from outside of the Oldham County school district attending our schools. I have a couple of questions which I feel the taxpayers need to have answered by the superintendent.
    1. Of the money which the school system received from the state for the “out-of-district” students attending Oldham County Schools, how much has been returned to the state?

  • LETTER: Why should Brownsboro school become a No. 1 priority?

    To the editor:
    I attended Oldham County Schools’ local planning committee meeting on Oct. 13, which turned out to be an eye-opener.
    I had just received my property tax bill and was concerned the Oldham County Board of Education was going to increase this bill, especially when you add the other taxes on personal property, water, telephone, cable, home heating, electric bills, etc.