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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor

    Historic district guidelines are clear

    To the editor:

    I’m shocked at David  Voegele’s choice of adjectives when describing behavior of the La Grange Historic District Commission. (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 13 edition).

    The council meeting included an appeal of the decision by the LHDC to deny a certificate of appropriateness for a sign. 

    The historic district guidelines, available at the city of La Grange Web site, are clear.  

  • Not born to run

     I’m not a runner.

    I never have been. Never in my history have I been that person who wakes up before the sun for a quick morning run. Honestly, I’d prefer to never be that person who wakes up before the sun’s out at all.

  • Letters to the Editor

    County is fortunate to be part of Ironman

    To the editor:

    The following are comments heard during the Ironman Triathlon last year:

    “We are so glad you are open.”

    “Sometimes shops in small towns are closed during Ironman.”

    “What a charming town!”

    Gallery 104 was filled with customers the day of Ironman 2008.

    Imagine La Grange as a vacation destination for visitors from around the world.This is what we have during the Ironman competition.

  • Remembering a great man

    I used to play baseball, and my Dad went to the games because he was always interested in whatever his children did. I remember one game especially. It was a tight game, and I happened to get a long hit. I was running around the bases as fast as I could, but I seemed to gain added strength when I heard him shouting above the crowd, “Come on home, Bob, come on home.”

  • Letters to the Editor

    There’s no place like home to find Miss OC

    To the editor:

    I wonder if most people realize our newly crowned Miss Oldham County 2009 is from Henry County. I am appalled our county is not represented by a resident who actually lives in Oldham County. 

  • Letters to the Editor

    Officials are chugging along to preserve quiet zone

    To the editor:

    The July La Grange City Council meeting included an uninformed statement that nothing has been done by the city in the past six years to preserve the quiet zone. 

    Involved residents and merchants know this isn’t true.

    In 2003, CSX informed city officials that along with overdue safety improvements, the city needed to address new federal regulations related to a quiet zone in the downtown historic district. 

  • An extra personal touch

    The most precious things in life are done by hand.  We have marvelous washing machines for clothes and for dishes, but they have never made a machine to bathe a baby. Babies are bathed by hand.

    Someone wrote these words:

    “I almost weep when looking back

    To childhood’s distant day.

    I think how those hands rested not

    When mine were at their play.

    I’ve looked on hands whose form and hue

    A sculptor’s dream might be.

    Yet are these aged, wrinkled hands, 

    More beautiful to me.”

  • You are somebody

    Through the years, I have received far more reward and affirmation for my work than I deserve. 

    Early one morning I got on an airplane to return home from a wonderful vacation in Hawaii. I was sleepy and tired and trying to deal with the six-hour time change.

     I just wanted to rest. 

    Sitting beside me, however, was one of those talking people, and he kept it up, until we arrived at the airport where I was to change planes to finish the trip home.