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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Williams’ barn houses God’s creatures, not junk

    To the editor:
    I read, with some dismay, Magistrate J.D. Sparks’ letter in the Dec. 15 edition of The Oldham Era concerning Second Chances Wildlife Center.  
    Sparks’ letter insinuates that the Williams constructed a barn on their property after moving into their home.
    The barn was constructed by the previous owners who raised long-horn cattle on the property.  

  • LETTER: Our taxes are intended for county projects

    To the editor:
    I’m shocked that anyone would think Voegele’s “rogue spending” should be applauded. SERIOUSLY people?
    There are rules and regulations (laws) that dictate the powers of government officials. There are even regulations for guardrails – you don’t just put up guardrails wherever you want.
    County tax money is designated for county projects, state taxes are for state projects, are you catching on here?

  • Holiday tree
  • U.S. Postal Service woes
  • GINGER: Santa's way better than Snow White

    My 5-year-old daughter is going through that stage of trying to discern the truth about Santa.
    Listening to her speculate has become a source of entertainment around our household.
    Her logic and reasoning reminds me of, well, myself actually.
    It’s all over the place, and depending on what thought pops into her head at any given moment, it can entirely change her mood.
    One morning, as we were driving to preschool, she was providing her younger brother with a running commentary on the merits of believing in Santa Claus.

  • LETTER: I-71 needs immediate attention

    To the editor:
    On Nov. 30, for the third time in a week, Interstate-71 was completely shut down or severely restricted by accidents between Interstate-265 and Crestwood (Exit 14).
    In my opinion, emergency mediation of this five-mile section of highway is as serious as the repair to the Sherman Minton Bridge. Not to mention the costs involved due to EMS, police and fire departments or the overwhelming traffic diverted onto Ky. 146, Ky. 22, Ky. 329 and narrow roads in the area.

  • LETTER: Respect your neighbors, local ordinances

    To the editor:
    I keep seeing letters to the editor about the animal rescue facility and I feel that many are missing the point.

    The point isn’t that Oldham County doesn’t want an animal rescue in the County, but that if you move out to a well-developed neighborhood with deed restrictions and expectations of the use of the land, then don’t then build something that is more akin to a farm.

    If you planned to do so, why didn’t you buy a farm or expanse of land designed for that?

  • BOB MUELLER: Appreciate yourself

    I know a super volunteer for many organizations who works really hard at being generous and helpful. If anyone has a need, she goes out of her way to try to fill it. The people in her life greatly appreciate her.

    But ironically she has expressed to me that she feels completely isolated and unappreciated. At times she can fall into a depression, feeling that she gives so much but gets nothing in return.

    I told her I think I know why she’s so stuck. It is difficult for her to receive any kind of appreciation or praise. She’s a master at deflection.