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Today's Opinions

  • Mayor corrects ‘misinformation’

    As Mayor of the City of LaGrange, I write to correct the misinformation spread through the editorial letters of this newspaper recently.  First, I have taken full responsibility for a $12,000 mistake that was made deducting a 5% cut in employee health insurance benefits and I have explained how that occurred.  The buck stops with me on this and attacks on the City Clerk are unwarranted.  Any questions, call me at City Hall:  222-1433. 

  • DEFINING YOUR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY

    Each of us has a personal philosophy, but few of us have defined what it is.  Although you may never have sat down and defined what your philosophy is, it is operative and working in your life at all times. 

    It deals with what you believe about the world in which you live, about its people and events, about how events and circumstances affect you and how you affect them.

  • Police report no issues with Ironman

    On August 25, 2013 the annual Ironman event was once again held and was a smooth successful event. The Oldham County Police received no reports of vandalism or Criminal Mischief and made no arrests in conjunction with the event. The Ironman and the Louisville Sports Commission were very accommodating in the planning, preparation and execution of the event.

  • PUTTING A TWIST ON BUCKET LIST

    Last Wednesday, my younger sister completed her 30x30 list; a list of thirty items she wanted to accomplish by the age of thirty.  Friends and family cheered from the sidelines, occasionally joining her adventures as I did when she went zip lining. 

  • Tax benefits possible for rural landowners

    As part of a tax bill negotiated in January of this year, Congress extended until December 31 the enhanced tax benefit that helps all of us who are interested in protecting working family farms, clean water and natural areas. The law enhances the federal tax benefits for landowners who donate voluntary conservation agreements to organizations like Shelby Area Rural Conservation, Inc. These agreements also provide a win-win solution for protecting natural resources important to the community while keeping land in productive private ownership.

  • Disappointed with hearing

    I was disappointed with the Oldham County School Board Tax hearing that was held on August 29th.   

    From the moment the meeting started, the tax increase appeared to be a forgone conclusion.   The attendance was sparse; perhaps a meeting that was held at 6 pm on a Thursday and poorly advertised (yes OCSD advertised it twice per state guidelines) – the last advertisement being on page A13 in the Oldham Era right above the Dog Grooming and the Grave Stone advertisements the day of the meeting. But it really didn’t matter.  

  • TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AT THE NEXT GAME

    Tailgating season is upon us.  College football comes to mind when you think of tailgating, but many sporting events have tailgating - professional, college, and high school football, soccer, and baseball and also auto racing, horse shows, three day eventing, etc. 

  • Not the right place for Ironman

    How does the Ironman Triathlon benefit our community?  There has to be cost in totally shutting down our roads and putting the police there to make sure we don't drive our cars anywhere near the bikers.

    Here in Goshen, we have St. John UMC and Riverside Christian Church that have to have a Saturday night service.  Riverside cancels Sunday and St. John adds a Saturday and has one Sunday service and no Sunday school.