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Today's Opinions

  • Mueller: ‘Tis a gift to be simple

    “Tis a gift to be simple,” sang the Shakers, and the lyric still rings true. Simplicity in its essence neither demands a vow of poverty nor a life of rural homesteading. It requires neither a log cabin nor a hairshirt. It does require a deliberate ordering of priorities to distinguish between the necessary and the superfluous, the useful and the wasteful, the beautiful and the vulgar.

  • Letters to the Editor Jan. 30

    Helping hand

    I’d like to thank the people who helped me last Friday. On that day, I was taking the garbage out when I fell at my dumpster. A La Grange city bus which comes through my complex stopped when it saw I had fell and everyone on board came out and helped me. All four people on the bus, included the driver, stayed with me while help came. I just wanted to publicly thank them whole heartedly. I really appreciate them.

    Robin Whitney

    La Grange

    Favoring a smoking ban

  • Al Earley: Can You Define Humility?

    How humble are you? I think of humility as one of those things that is easier to recognize than it is to define. For example, my dictionary defines humility as a state or quality of being humble of mind or spirit. It is the absence of pride or self-assertion. That doesn’t really capture the power of encountering a truly humble person, does it?

  • Push for education doesn’t end with governor’s proposal

    Previously, in theJan. 9 edition of the Oldham Era, Dr. Will Wells, Superintendent, Oldham County Schools, submitted an article calling for legislators to step up for education. His voice ignited a spark in the Oldham community, and potentially further, that started people talking.

  • Mueller: ‘Tis a gift to be simple

    “Tis a gift to be simple,” sang the Shakers, and the lyric still rings true. Simplicity in its essence neither demands a vow of poverty nor a life of rural homesteading. It requires neither a log cabin nor a hairshirt. It does require a deliberate ordering of priorities to distinguish between the necessary and the superfluous, the useful and the wasteful, the beautiful and the vulgar.

  • Al Earley: Can You Define Humility?

    How humble are you? I think of humility as one of those things that is easier to recognize than it is to define. For example, my dictionary defines humility as a state or quality of being humble of mind or spirit. It is the absence of pride or self-assertion. That doesn’t really capture the power of encountering a truly humble person, does it?

  • Letters to the Editor Jan. 30

    Helping hand

    I’d like to thank the people who helped me last Friday. On that day, I was taking the garbage out when I fell at my dumpster. A La Grange city bus which comes through my complex stopped when it saw I had fell and everyone on board came out and helped me. All four people on the bus, included the driver, stayed with me while help came. I just wanted to publicly thank them whole heartedly. I really appreciate them.

    Robin Whitney

    La Grange

    Favoring a smoking ban

  • Minimizing the parenting risks leads to successful children

    Recently, I read a claim that parents who do not allow their children to take risks are setting them up to fail in life. Half the time, I forget I even have kids. Hubby, on the other hand, is extremely overprotective. When we saw the movie “The Croods” every one of our children looked straight at their dad when the caveman father exclaimed, “Never not be afraid!”

    They are not allowed to climb trees. (But if it will make a good photo op, I make sure hubby never sees the photo.)