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Today's Opinions

  • Letters To The Editor

    Donations to park are appreciated

    To the editor:

    The board of Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky Inc. appreciated the article in the April 1 edition of The Oldham Era about the program and looks forward to the park’s development.

    Support for the park may be in the form of a donation or a $2,000 sponsorship of one the markers that will provide information about a war/campaign where Americans fought and died serving their     country.

  • The rewards of volunteering

    I ‘ve volunteered for many different organizations over the years including Hosparus, Home of the Innocents, Rotary and various churches. Each time I volunteer, I receive far more than I give. We have some 400 volunteers at Hosparus of Louisville. They constantly give thanks for being a hospice volunteer because of all they receive from the experience. We’re grateful for their work and are humbled by their willingness to serve.

  • From the inside out

    Jesus said to his disciples, “...in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but cheer up, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

    On a spectacular spring day, Mom and her 6-year-old son were working in the garden. Mom was absorbed in her work while the little boy explored the miracle of growing things exploding everywhere. He picked up a daffodil bud and studied it. Then with his two little hands he tried to force it open into full blossom.

  • Letters To The Editor

    Political signs seem to disappear

    Political signs

    seem to disappear

    To the editor:

    Over a period of several weeks, supporters of David Harper have been placing political signs in the community for the upcoming election and the signs have been disappearing at night. ... I hope readers are aware that the theft and/or removal of these signs is a crime and punishable by law, as is the defacement of the signs.

  • Spring is time for examinations

    For the past few months, many of us at The Oldham Era have been discussing how best to mark our community’s achievements as a local newspaper residents can be proud of.

    We’re examining everything about the The Oldham Era from its purpose and its place in our readers’ lives to its content and design. We are asking our readers, advertisers and employees how we can make The Oldham Era an even better newspaper.

  • Bill makes school board less accountable

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • How Much Is a Miracle?

    Why were the disciples so surprised that Jesus rose from the dead? Do you remember what Jesus told them at Caesarea Philippi? He said, “the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again” (Mark 8:31). The Bible records a number of other times Jesus tells them he will suffer and die.

  • Title IX allegations are disappointing 40 years later

    To the editor:

    Back in the 1970s I worked in the Detroit area as a parent volunteer  implementing the guidelines of Title IX when the law was still fairly new and understandably not yet fully implemented in school systems. 

    I was amazed to read in the article “No Girls Allowed” that some 30 years later our Oldham County school board and school administrators still do not seem fully informed about and prepared to implement the provisions of this far reaching law. 

    Jane A. Lapinski