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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor

    We all need family and friends

    To the editor:

    In looking back over the first six months of the 2007-08 school year, the Oldham County Adult Education Program has come to the conclusion that all of us need family and friends for support, guidance and sometimes to help us along our educational journey.

  • A new governor, a new era

    With the 2007 elections now behind us, it is time to turn our attention back to the business of the Commonwealth.

    Last Tuesday, Steve Beshear was sworn in as governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With the administration of that oath comes the inevitable change associated with a new administration in Frankfort. At this point, there is a great deal of uncertainty about what form that change will take. Some change will be dictated by financial constraints. Others will be dictated by the policy directions of the new governor.

  • Just like you and me

    We don't get many police cars in our neighborhood, so I'm pretty sure my neighbors were a little curious about the silver Oldham County Police cruiser sitting in my driveway with blue lights flashing. Fear not, citizens. Officer Tom Douglas had arrived to give me a peek into Oldham County law enforcement.

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Every month, The Oldham Era's editorial board gives a thumbs up or thumbs down to several local issues. But you can weigh in too: to submit your thumbs up or thumbs down on a particular issue, send an e-mail to editor@oldhamera.com. Please include your full name, address and telephone number for verification purposes.

  • Troublemakers must be dealt with

    From a Religious Point of View

    Jesus was a troublemaker. He forgave sins, ate with sinners, touched lepers, healed on the Sabbath, and told people God could forgive their sins without the help of the chief priests and sacrifices. Jesus qualified as an out-of-control troublemaker as far as the religious elite of His day were concerned. All the things listed above are central to what we believe are part of the Good News of our Christian faith. But, in his day, these actions threatened the status quo, and made him a troublemaker.

  • Low-income doesn't mean trouble

    For residents of Woodland Lakes, this week we will start this editorial by defining “low-income.” Dictionary.com lists the adjective as this: “of or relating to individuals or households supported by an income that is below average.”What is average in La Grange? According to the U.S. Census, the median household income for the city is $37,778, with an average of 2.48 people per household.

  • There's no need for hidden taxes

    To the editor:Oldham County Fiscal Court does not know what no new taxes means. They use small statements like it only costs less than a penny per $100 of appraised value. This is like $2 per month per household and $25 per year on households upon the next raise of 4 percent and up each time they raise it, but this is not a tax it’s a tax base.