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Today's Opinions

  • State Senate quickly back to work in 2015

    The 2015 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly began “part two” of the 2015 session on Tuesday, which made for a busy week for legislators in Frankfort.

    Continuing the goal of “creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families,” the Senate Majority Caucus wasted no time introducing our next five priority bills and giving them a first reading on the Senate floor Tuesday.

  • Letters to the Editor: No right to work

    This letter is concerning the so-called “right to work law.” Two weeks ago the Oldham County Fiscal Court was given a presentation by someone named Jim Waters who is the executive director of something called The Bluegrass Institute. There was an article in the Oldham Era covering this. I have several questions and concerns about this.

  • Do you act ‘holier than thou’?

    During one of his political campaigns, a delegation called on Theodore Roosevelt at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The President met them with his coat off and his sleeves rolled up. “Ah, gentlemen,” he said, “come down to the barn and we will talk while I do some work.” At the barn, Roosevelt picked up a pitchfork and looked around for the hay. Then he called out, “John, where’s all the hay?”

  • Lobbying state lawmakers for better education

    Next week members of the Oldham County Board of Education and I will join hundreds of others for “Kids First,” an advocacy day in Frankfort. This annual event provides an opportunity for us to speak directly to legislators in face-to-face conversations about topics important to public education.

    I look forward each year to learning from legislative leaders about proposed legislation and current issues facing education, and sharing our concerns and points of view with them.

  • County deserves option to go ‘wet’

    It’s been more than 10 years since Oldham County considered any version of a law that would allow the sale of packaged alcohol. In 2003, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce led efforts to allow alcohol sales in restaurants in Oldham County.

  • California Girls

    During these cold winter months, I often find myself singing along to songs about warm weather destinations; Blue Hawaii, Carolina in the Morning and of course the entire Beach Boys’ collection. I love the Beach Boys and know most of their songs by heart, but occasionally I get sidetracked pondering the shallow lyrics.

  • Have two brown thumbs? No problem!
  • Letters to the Editor Feb. 5

    Proud of the

    community

    As everyone knows, on Sunday, Captain Adam Satterfield was laid to rest at Duncan Memorial Cemetery.

    There is not much most people can do for him or his family at this tragic time, but it was awesome to see so many men, women and children lining Floydsburg Road to show their love and respect for Captain Satterfield and his family. They were standing in bitter cold and rain.

    It truly makes me proud to be a part of this Oldham County Community. Thank you.

    Maxine Klosterman

    Crestwood