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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Brownsboro remains as-is

    To the editor:
    Victory is always great, defeat is usually hard. Thank God that we may remain a multicultural area village, and that Brownsboro is not a “Junkin”-run place as described in the past by a new resident.
    Hopefully, fences can be mended that caused friction to neighbor vs. neighbor, relative vs. relative and friend vs. friend.
    Welcome back to Brownsboro, “The Garden Spot of the World.”
    George Parrish Jr.
    Brownsboro
     

  • LETTER: The school district’s investigation of fraudulent enrollment

    To the editor:
    One year after several Oldham Era articles on this subject, let’s take a look back at the school district’s foray into law enforcement.
    An assistant superintendent conducted surveillance of a Jefferson County resident for bringing his child to Oldham County schools.

  • LETTER: Carter has limited experience

    To the editor:
    Attorney Rob Riley’s recent letter in support of Courtney Baxter for commonwealth’s attorney was absolutely correct!
    Her opponent, Bill Carter, through his campaign literature, has insulted attorneys by implying that their endorsement and financial support of a candidate is contingent upon expectations of personal favoritism.

  • LETTER: Facts about the Oldham County school district

    To the editor:
    I attended the Board of Education Candidate Forum hosted Sept. 25 by the Oldham County Republican Party.
    Although I was not involved in the forum, I feel compelled to clarify facts and figures discussed at the forum.
    The following information is available on the district’s website or via open records requests:
    • Oldham County Schools has one assistant superintendent.

  • EDITORIAL: Not all school stats add up

    It’s election season — and that means campaigns are making confetti out of data.
    Because no matter your argument, there’s always a statistic to back it up.
    Take, for instance, elections for the Oldham County Board of Education — a pivotal race that could drastically alter the course of Oldham County Schools.
    Numbers have been flying around like monkeys in the Wizard of Oz.
    During a candidate forum Sept. 25, Division 3 candidate Gary Gibson cited a number of statistics that have been fact-checked since the forum.

  • EDITORIAL: School stats don't add up

    It’s election season — and that means campaigns are making confetti out of data. 
    Because no matter your argument, there’s always a statistic to back it up. 
    Take, for instance, elections for the Oldham County Board of Education — a pivotal race that could drastically alter the course of Oldham County Schools. 
    Numbers have been flying around like monkeys in the Wizard of Oz. 
    During a candidate forum Sept. 25, Division 3 candidate Gary Gibson cited a number of statistics that have been fact-checked since the forum. 

  • LETTER: Lake on Sunset Drive is a problem

    To the editor:
    During the fall of 2011, my sister and her husband were very concerned about the lake on Sunset Drive.
    She and her husband have lived there for 10 years and her son and his family have lived there for 13 years.
    The lake has two earthen dams, made up entirely of soil from the excavation when the lake was built.
    The road started to crack and drop about two feet.

  • LETTER: Baxter is competent, compassionate, committed to serve

    To the editor:
    In the Sept. 27 edition of The Oldham Era, a candidate for Commonwealth Attorney ran an ad regarding local attorneys’ support of Courtney Baxter for Commonwealth Attorney.
    The candidate asks, in his ad, “What do they expect to receive in return?”
    As past-president and 30-year member of the local bar association, the former head of the Public Defenders Office, contributing member of the committee that wrote the local rules for civil and criminal practice, and Courtney Baxter supporter, I can answer that question.