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Today's Opinions

  • Veteran’s visit

    On Veteran’s Day 2008, Chief Warrant Officer Richard Wright of La Grange visited his daughter’s school to talk to the children about what it is like to serve in the military.

    Wright was a member of the 416th Facility Engineer Team 8 of Fort Knox at the time. Continuing the tradition, Wright once again found himself visiting a school near Veteran’s Day 2009. 

    In 2009 Wright was there to insure that the children had a safe and effective school in which to study.

  • Use of locker rooms at NOHS is a non-issue

    To the editor:

     

    This is the third year my daughter has run for the Lady Mustangs’ track and field team. Actually this year I have two girls running for the Lady Mustangs track team.  

     

    I have a few comments regarding the article in the March 18 edition of The Oldham Era.

     

    1) You are a day late and a dollar short. Talk about being late, the girls locker room has been ready and in use since the first day of the season.

     

  • Thoughts on Lent

    After Jesus was baptized the Gospel of Mark says, “The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him (Mark 1:12-13).”

    This scripture verse is the background for the Christian observance of the 40 days before Easter as a time of personal testing of one’s faith. This time is traditionally called Lent. We need such times in our life to take inventory of our values and beliefs, as this Arab fable illustrates.

  • Restoring the Moravian Fire

    What is the most amazing prayer story you have ever heard? Whatever it is I can top it. Below is the story of a 110-year prayer vigil that changed the world, and the way churches think about missions.

    It is unbelievable to me how few people know the story, and it is time Christians tell it again, not so much in word, but in deed. That is on our knees with head bowed, praying for God to send a great revival to our country.

  • Candidates don’t care about taxpayers

    To the editor:

    Sen. Jim Bunning and his Republican brethren did not complain about, nor did they filibuster against, any tax breaks or spending bills granting huge benefits to wealthy taxpayers and big business during the eight years of Republican control under Pres. George Bush.

  • Snow days create hardships for families

    To the editor:

    I cannot believe how often school has been closed this year for snow. School has been called off for a half-inch of snow and even when there was a chance of snow.  It’s a good thing our school officials don’t live in New York, we would never have school. Do the officials not want to get out or the bus drivers afraid to drive in it? What is the problem?

    These kids are going to have to go all summer just to make up these days.

  • Many Kentucky communities named for women

    Somewhere along life’s journey I came into possession of a 1940 wall map of Kentucky that has provided hours of     entertainment.

    I get a kick from reading names of some of the communities, many of which probably had schools and post offices at one time, but are now just faded memories.

    There were lots of common themes followed when it came to assigning names to places.

    For instance, you won’t find many counties that don’t have places named in honor of females.

    In Estill county the names include Patsey, Evelyn and Ola.

  • Speak half as much as you listen

    Noticing how my dogs perk up their ears at the slightest sound, I am reminded to keep my ears open to the world around me and to listen. Whenever I tell a story to a friend and sense he or she isn’t really attending to it, I vow to be a better listener.

    But it takes practice to be a really good listener. Start by listening like a baby does upon encountering a sound for the first time. Then listen like a child, noticing music, rhythm and the variety of noises.