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Today's Opinions

  • District ready for new year

    On Aug. 13, Oldham County will begin school with about 12,000 students attending our elementary, middle and high schools.

  • Letters to the editor

    Grand marshal thanks community

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people that were involved in the Oldham County Day parade and banquet. Being named grand marshal of the parade was both humbling yet exciting. I appreciate all of the hard work that made the event so memorable.

  • Storm water district necessary

    In the 1970s, Congress passed the Clean Water Act. The intent of that legislation was admirable, even if enforcement has experienced bureaucratic excess. Enforcement is the responsibility of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in Kentucky is delegated to the Division of Water. The fact is that the waters of the U.S. are much cleaner since passage of the act, and it is worth all our while to keep the initiative alive through our best practices.

  • Appreciating locally grown produce

    Attack of the killer tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos under siege and a handful of other salmonella scares are reminding me to appreciate locally grown produce at its peak.

    And to avoid salsa. Yikes.

    This time of year, there’s nothing tastier than herbs and vegetables fresh from local soil.

  • Sewer district responds to coverage

    After reading the article and editorial in the June 26 Oldham Era concerning the Oldham County Sewer District, I wanted to clear up some misunderstandings about OCSD’s finances and options for the future.

    Here are some facts about the Oldham County Sewer District:

    • Our last rate increase was in 2005. Over the past three years almost every expense associated with our business has increased.

  • Freedom only a new bike brings

    There’s only one thing that could make me feel as free as an 8-year-old with a new bike.

    Only one thing that can recall the days of freedom, sweet freedom. Days of, who cares if I don’t have a ride to the pool or to Bryan’s house to jump on the trampoline. That’s allright, I’m mobile. I’m free to go anywhere I want in the whole world whenever I want, provided my mom lets me and it’s within five miles.

  • Letters to the editor

    Springhill traffic problems a reality

    To the editor:

  • KKK's method unfair

    Sometimes I struggle with my deep-seeded belief that everyone has the right to the freedom of speech and expression.

    That struggle intensified July 8 when the first of what would be several readers called to tell me our newspaper had been dropped in her driveway with a flier enclosed promoting the Ku Klux Klan.