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Today's Opinions

  • Veterans deserve respect from government

    As Veterans Day is upon us, we must remember that our country stands tall because of what veterans did and the values they've always stood for. Although many of our country's giants were veterans, it's important to remember that many of the veterans who pledged their lives for our freedom are quiet heroes, common folk that we know as neighbors and friends and family members.

    In my time in the state Senate, we've taken a number of steps to make sure our veterans are recognized, appreciated and get the help they deserve after the sacrifices they've made for our nation.

  • Hope arouses a passion for the possible

    I recently saw a bumper sticker that read, "Life never seems to turn out the way you think it will, about 90 percent of the time." No kidding. Haven't we all got a story that goes with that little bumper sticker?

    For some 20 years now my goal has been to write motivational, inspirational articles that are lessons of hope.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Teacher is grateful for community support

    To the editor:

    To the North Oldham community, thank you for braving the cold temperatures, wind, and rain in order to make the Walk 4 Will such a tremendous success. 

    It is humbling to see such consistent and widespread support from the community for my battle against cancer.  The myriad number of students, parents, and school groups that participated really reflects the love, faith, and cohesiveness of the community that it has been my pleasure to serve over the past six years. 

  • Challenges facing Oldham County Schools

    Oldham County Schools have successfully continued our commitment to students over the past many years. Thanks to the community, the board of education, parents, teachers, administrators and the entire support staff we have moved forward improving in all areas that support ongoing excellence in both academic and extracurricular student achievement. 

  • Learn to live your life with passion and enthusiasm

    Seeing sports fans cheering for their team or an audience clapping for a performer is a cue for me to practice enthusiasm. Looking up at the radiance of a star, I am reminded to let my enthusiasm for life shine brightly. While watching someone who obviously relishes what he or she is doing, I vow to live life with passion.

    The energy and persistence of a motivated person are truly marvelous. The work that nourishes us, the work that is a form of rapture, is magical. 

  • Making a contribution

    Contributions – It’s what my job as fundraiser for Hosparus (the non-profit community hospices of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky) is all about. Contributions are the necessary element to sustain hospice care for the future, especially for our bereavement and children’s programs. My role makes me mindful of the importance of making a contribution.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Kids’ Fishing Derby was a success 

    To the editor:

    The La Grange Police Department hosted its fourth-annual Kids’ Fishing Derby Sept. 26 at Eagle Creek Golf Course. 

  • Continuing a tradition of excellence

     ACT scores above the national level. The district and 11 of 17 schools above the state’s 2014 goal of 100 – certainly a clear signal that Oldham County students continue to demonstrate strong academic success as seen in recent national and state assessment results. 

    A brief look at two sets of recent test reports absolutely give students, parents, teachers and administrators reasons to celebrate.