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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor - Jan. 7, 2016

     Fight for your pension benefits

  • The blessing of holy fear

     Perhaps you had a late night when you were on a date and found yourself on lover’s lane. There is kissing and maybe touching. You wonder how far this is going to go.  What was your greatest fear?  

    Most people would say it was getting caught. What if someone recognized the car you were in?  What if blue lights started flashing? What if someone you knew, like your dad, showed up to shine a light in the car and see what was going on? What does God think?

  • Trusting God with impossible things

    One of the great parenting lessons I learned from my parents was to set firm limits and keep them.  

    With those limits were clear opportunities to receive more freedom and responsibility if I showed I was ready.  

  • The gift of life

    By Rick Rash

     This time of year, toy stores are crammed with loving parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents trying to find the perfect gift for their favorite little ones. 

    Last Christmas season, Jace’s mom was praying she would have her son long enough make Christmas memories.  She dreamed of having the opportunity to simply see him walk, watch him open Christmas gifts, sing songs and enjoy holiday treats. 

  • YMCA recalls changed lives

    By Peggy Kilgore

    As a holiday gift to our Oldham Era readers, we would like to offer some inspiration and motivation. We are always hearing great stories of achievement and determination from our Y members, many of whom have had life-changing experiences by getting on the path to better health.

    Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Letters to the Editor from Students - Dec. 24

     Students in Georgia Drury’s fourth grade class at Locust Grove Elementary were provided with the following prompt with which to complete a writing assignment:

  • Letters to the Editor - Dec. 24, 2015

     Keep Oldham County Dry

     

    How dry I am, How dry I am

    And that’s how I wanna stay,

    But how wet we’ll be if on December 29th

    You don’t stand with me.

  • The sweetest victory celebration of all

     When my children were all teenagers and young adults, Christmas had lost its magic.  

    No grandchildren were blessing my life yet, and I was going through the motions of being excited about Christmas.  

    Truth be told, I couldn’t wait for Christmas to be over so things would slow down and I could relax.  I knew that as a minister this was an inappropriate response to Christmas, but I wasn’t going to just start making up feelings either.