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Today's Opinions

  • Make a grand entrance

    One of my many passions is photography, and I enjoy taking pictures of one of my favorite places on the planet – beautiful Oldham County. 

    Last week the subject matter was subdivision entrances. 

    As I was shooting a photo of a particularly beautiful entrance, a lady walked up to me and asked me if all the hard work she had put into making sure the subdivision entrance looked nice really matters.

    My answer was a resounding, YES! 

  • Letters to the Editor

    OCPD Citizens’ Police Academy is invaluable

    To the editor:

    I would like to extend a big thank you to Lt. Tim Wakefield, Chief Griffin and the Oldham County Police Department for offering the Citizens’ Academy.

    This 10-week course was informative and a lot of fun. The academy was an eye-opening experience into the workings of local law enforcement. I continue to be amazed at how professional these officers act during interactions with the public.

  • On reverence and respect

    Reverence is the way of radical respect. It recognizes and honors the sacred in everything – our bodies, other people, animals, rocks, the ground, and the waters. 

    “I cannot but have reverence for all that is called life. I cannot avoid compassion for everything that is called life. That is the beginning and foundation of morality.” –Albert Schweitzer

  • 200-year-old business could bite the dust

    Living in a down economy isn’t having much effect on Harvey Conner. He still has a job – the same one he’s had for 44 years.

    And he has enough money to go out in search of some of the products he has manufactured since he was a teenager.

    “The other day, over in Nicholasville, I found a piece I made in the early 1980s and only had to give $1.25 for it,” says the 63-year-old Madison County native.

    His employer, Bybee Pottery, has been in business in the tiny community of Waco since 1809.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Another Oldham interchange on I-71?

    To the editor:

    So the Hocker Group wants an interchange to connect Oldham Reserve with I-71?  If anything ever really does happen there, I think that would be a great idea.  At the same time, I can’t help but find it laughable that it would give Oldham County five interchanges with I-71, while Jefferson County still has only one.

    Rob Dupin, La Grange

    Council to discuss CSX impact on city

    To the editor:

  • Nothin’ like humble folks

    I love humble folks. When I think of humble folks, I think of Abraham Lincoln. I think of Hospice care providers who comfort the dying and grieving. I think of people behind the scene who make things happen. I think of my wife who always makes me look good.

  • La Grange residents discuss city issues

    About 20 La Grange residents participated in the Mayor’s Caucus at the James T. Beaumont Community Center June 15. Mayor Elsie Carter organized the session and residents voiced their concerns and broke into groups to discuss such issues as the historical district, the CSX train, the community center’s sign and the skate park.

     

    Historical district

  • Letters to the Editor

    Resident wants to camp in city

     

    To the editor:

    Dear Government,

    Please let us make a fire in the city limit. I want to go camping and make a fire, but I can’t.

    C.J. Fendley, La Grange

    Group enjoyed time spent in downtown La Grange

    To the editor: