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Today's Opinions

  • Student Voices

    Kids need their cell phones in schools

    To the editor:

    My name is Carleigh. I live in Crestwood. I want to talk to you about cell phones. My main question is should kids have cell phones in school?

    I think kids would be fine with cell phones but they would have to use them properly.

    Here are some reasons why I think kids should have cell phones in school. You can keep in touch with your parents because what if they had an emergency or you had an emergency. 

  • Just keep rolling along

    Through the years, I have loved the Ohio River, and it never ceases to be an inspiration to me. I always remember that the Ohio River flows into the Mississippi River which makes me think of the song:

    “He don’t plant ‘taters, he don’t plant cotton,

    Them that plants it are soon forgotten,

    But Old Man River just keeps on rollin’ along.”

  • Quotable

    The future of an $11,000 sign marking the James T. Beaumont Community Center is unclear as residents, council members and members of the city’s historic district commission continue to disagree. The sign doesn’t comply  with the city’s historic district ordinance.  Council members scheduled a public hearing to take place during Monday’s council meeting, however, the council voted during that meeting to table the public hearing and form a committee of individuals representing all parties.  

     

  • Open Response

    In the May 28 edition, The Oldham Era’s six-member editorial board questioned the $49,200 Oldham officials plan to spend during the next four years on One Call Now, an emergency notification system used for one emergency during the past year. 

    The Oldham Era took issue with the fact that One Call Now sat silent during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in September and again during January’s ice storm – two weather-related events that left thousands of Oldham residents without electricity. 

  • Your life principle

    I’ve often wondered why we don’t live more fully. Why don’t we savor every moment of this great opportunity called life? The average person uses only 10 percent of his or her potential during the course of life. What happens to the other 90 percent? 

    I have a theory I’d like to propose. In my theory, there is a vision of reality that controls everything else about us and our lives. Each of us perceives reality differently. 

  • Letters to the Editor

    Golf carts have no business on roads

    To the editor:

    I think the use of a golf cart on public roadways is a great idea and should be passed once the carts are outfitted with the same required safety equipment as cars and trucks. 

    Once you add headlights, turn signals, a horn, air bags, stop lights, a windshield, emission control items and seat belts it’s a great idea. 

    The idea gets even better once you add insurance premiums into the mix. 

  • One Call left us waiting by the phone

     Oldham officials plan to spend $49,200 to renew a contract with One Call Now, a county-wide emergency notification service activated by laptop computer that can reach thousands of households by telephone in a matter of minutes to deliver a recorded message. 

    When we first heard plans for the service back in 2008, we never expected One Call Now meant we’d receive just one emergency phone call in a calendar year.

    And what an eventful year it has been. 

  • Letters to the Editor

    Time to abolish the La Grange Historic District

    To the editor:

    The confusion about the new parks department sign in front of city hall honoring the late James Beaumont has brought into sharp focus the question of whether to dissolve or radically change the mission and authority of the La Grange Historic District.