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Today's Opinions

  • Community, volunteers made fall H1N1 clinic a success

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 14, the doors of La Grange Baptist Church opened wide to a long line of children, families and adults at risk for the H1N1 influenza virus. These doors were opened wide to the Oldham County community so that they could receive the H1N1 Influenza vaccine. 

  • Vancouver 2010, Olympus is watching

    To the editor:

    The opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics – what wonderful timing for our extra frigid weather this year. As if the gods on Olympus knew we were all suffering from the doldrums of the season, they blessed us with the thrills and chills of the world’s best athletes. 

    The political agenda is left behind and competitors and fans alike from all nations embrace the warmth that takes away the chill of war and the strife of everyday life. 

  • What’s good about you, and what do you really care about?

    When I used to teach spirituality courses, we did an exercise in affirming others. It was a simple activity, yet one of the most effective teaching techniques I ever used. 

    We arranged the desks in a semi-circle facing a single chair called the “hot seat,” which each student took a turn in. In the first part of the exercise, the one in the hot seat was asked to tell the rest of us: “What’s good about me?”

  • Letters to the Editor: Election season should have clean campaigns

    To the editor:

    2010 is an election year for many city, county and state offices. Many candidates have filed to run against incumbents.

    I would like to issue a challenge to all parties seeking election to run clean campaigns.

    In some elections, candidates use fault-finding, mud-slinging tactics, even lawsuits in a desperate attempt to get votes. Voters in Oldham County are weary of this type of politics.

    A candidate should promote his or her qualifications, experience and knowledge of the office they seek, not attack the opponent.

  • Letters to the Editor: Closing tanks was right thing to do

    To the editor:

    In the Jan. 28 edition, the Skylight Country store cries foul, claiming that EPA is trying to put small gas stations out of business. Is that really true? Of course not! Many environmental laws have been enacted to protect air, land and water that we humans require to sustain our lives. The Leaking Underground Storage Tank program is one such set of laws and regulations.

  • The tick of time

     To an adult an oak tree is just a tree, a cloud passing before the moon is just a cloud like those that have gone before. But to a child that same tree is a jungle gym and that same cloud is an elephant in the sky. Things happen for the first time to a child. The world is born fresh with each pulse of time.

  • School’s PTSA president responds to letter about lewd dance at event

     To the editor:

    As a parent and president of the South Oldham Middle School PTSA, I am writing to respond to a letter in the Jan. 21 edition regarding the Harlem Wizards basketball game sponsored by our PTSA. 

    We are tremendously proud of the event that brought so many members of our community together to enjoy a true night of family entertainment while raising much needed funds for our school technology program. 

  • Parents question lewd actions at school event

    To the editor:   On Nov. 14, our family attended the Harlem Wizards basketball game. It was hosted by South Oldham Middle School and advertised as a family event. Before the game, a Wizards player pulled a grown woman to the middle of the basketball court. Music began, and he used sexually provocative gestures, thrusting his pelvis toward the woman to the beat of the music. This started and stopped three times before the player bear-hugged the woman.