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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Tax money isn’t for charity

    To the editor:
    While I applaud the Hope Clinic for it’s commendable work and wish them well, I don’t think government at any level has any business donating my tax money to any charitable cause, especially in these terribly difficult times.
     I’m not making this statement because I’m wealthy, because I’m not. I’ve had my share of hard knocks and hard times as much as anyone.

  • GINGER: 90 years of a life well-lived

    I’m awake before dawn, trying to get this article zipped up and submitted so I can focus on the tasks before me.

    I’m thankful for the greeting of a crisp, clear, autumn morning, for this is the day we will bury my grandmother.

    I was blessed to have been born with eight living grandparents. Over the years, I have watched as one by one they went on to their eternal reward.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why drivers ride the bus

    According to Advertising Age, a top magazine for trend analysis, the automobile is rapidly becoming less relevant to an increasing number of people younger than 30. 

    Reasons for this change include telecommuting, high fuel prices and environmental concerns.

    Bad news for the auto industry may be good news for public transportation services. But, not so fast, that doesn’t mean everyone endorses the need for public transit.

  • Honor service men and women

    As Veterans Day approaches, we recognize the sacrifices made by all our veterans, and thank them for their service to our country.
    As your representative and a veteran, I make every effort to make sure the men and women who have served our nation in uniform get the respect, treatment, services and benefits that they deserve.
    Unemployment remains unacceptably high for all Americans, but the jobless rate among veterans is consistently higher than the nation at large.

  • End of the Iraq war
  • World population
  • LETTER: Hank Williams Jr. used his first amendment rights

    To the editor:
    I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened the Oct. 13 edition of The Oldham Era.

    The political cartoon made me think I was reading The Courier Journal ... Hank Williams Jr. was comparing playing golf with two famous terrorists of our time – or at least, this 69-year-old man’s time.  ... We saw the results, nothing, came out of the golf game, but a golf game. 

    No political decisions made other than bogies, jokes, and do-overs.