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Today's Opinions

  • Dealing with challenging times

    When we come to those challenging times that we feel like abandoning our ideals, giving up the struggle and quitting life, it is a stimulating experience to ask ourselves some very important questions, such as: Can good be defeated by evil?  In view of the change that is coming to my life, is anything left for me?  Am I a completely paralyzed person?  Is there something I can do?  Should I just fold my hands and suffer patiently?

  • Does our land need healing?

    Since I moved to LaGrange in 1997 I have joined with a group of pastors to pray for a spiritual revival for our county.  We have not prayed for any one church in particular, or just our churches, but for all the churches of the county.  I have seen many positive things happen over those years.  Average household income has gone up, many projects have enhanced the quality of life and many people have tried hard to be strong community citizens, and our schools continue to be a bright and shining example of excellent public schools.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 16, 2015

    Identity theft
    The recent mailing from the Oldham Chamber & Economic Development was a petition postcard to be printed and signed complete with birth date and Social Security number.
    This (these) cards could either be mailed or deposited in an Oldham County Library.
     Considering the current problems with identity theft, one thing we should absolutely never do is to put such private information in a public location.
    From the text on the card, this mailing apparently went to every registered voter in Oldham County.

  • A gray and misty spring break

    Last week, my daughter and I, along with one of her friends, went to Ireland for spring break. Every Dubliner who learned we chose Ireland over sunshine and beaches thought we were crazy.
    “Why of all the places in the world, did ya’ choose Ireland?”
    “Ireland is gray and rainy, love. You should have gone to Florida.”
    “Did ya’ lose a bet, did ye?”

  • And yet, it moves

    Regardless of whether the members of this community call themselves pro-choice or pro-life, all women—who face greater risk than ever to their lives during pregnancy—deserve to have immediate access to medically accurate information about their reproductive health.

  • Get down and Derby with some country cookin'

    By Bob Fortunato
     Uncle Bob's Cookin'

    Hurray! Derby season is here. Spring weather and a month of festivities all lead up to the greatest two minutes in sports. I have worked at the Kentucky Derby selling mint juleps, sat in the grandstand, partied in the infield, and attended many great Derby parties.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Chance’s Second Chance

    Chance, the blind husky featured in the Era’s March 19 issue, went to his forever home on Friday. He was adopted by Ken Roberson of Shively.

  • Find the pot o'gold around you

    Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!  I’m writing to you today from Ireland, the land of saints and scholars.  Can’t say I’ve seen either of those yet, but within the first 24 hours I did see many other stereotypical sights.  
    I’m on an Irish scavenger hunt, and I have already marked several things off the list:

    Pot of Gold
    Castle-check  
    Rainbow over castle-check
    Guinness Beer-check
    Pot of Gold
    Green grass-check
    Moss covered stones-check
    Irish Whiskey-check