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Today's Opinions

  • An Earley Merry Christmas

    The pastor took his customary place at the back of the church to greet the Easter crowd. As usual, the crowd had swelled to fill the sanctuary.

    The pastor saw a friend whom he knew came to church only Christmas and Easter, and said, “Hi John, I’d like to take this opportunity to say ‘Merry Christmas,’ since I probably won’t see you here again before that.”

    John muttered on the way home, “Won’t see me until Christmas! I’ll show him!”

  • Letter To the Editor

    To the editor:

    A ridiculous controversy has ensued lately about Elsie Carter’s “Mayor on Patrol” car, a retired police cruiser adorned with clown-like markings that our mayor drives around town.

    Earlier this month, Carter’s friend (and our superintendent of public works) Darleen Rusnak, told The Courier-Journal that the idea for the vehicle came from an unsuccessful applicant for the city’s police department who blamed Carter for his not getting hired and called her “Mayor on Patrol.”

  • Letters To The Editor

    Donations to park are appreciated

    To the editor:

    The board of Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky Inc. appreciated the article in the April 1 edition of The Oldham Era about the program and looks forward to the park’s development.

    Support for the park may be in the form of a donation or a $2,000 sponsorship of one the markers that will provide information about a war/campaign where Americans fought and died serving their     country.

  • The rewards of volunteering

    I ‘ve volunteered for many different organizations over the years including Hosparus, Home of the Innocents, Rotary and various churches. Each time I volunteer, I receive far more than I give. We have some 400 volunteers at Hosparus of Louisville. They constantly give thanks for being a hospice volunteer because of all they receive from the experience. We’re grateful for their work and are humbled by their willingness to serve.

  • From the inside out

    Jesus said to his disciples, “...in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but cheer up, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

    On a spectacular spring day, Mom and her 6-year-old son were working in the garden. Mom was absorbed in her work while the little boy explored the miracle of growing things exploding everywhere. He picked up a daffodil bud and studied it. Then with his two little hands he tried to force it open into full blossom.

  • Letters To The Editor

    Political signs seem to disappear

    Political signs

    seem to disappear

    To the editor:

    Over a period of several weeks, supporters of David Harper have been placing political signs in the community for the upcoming election and the signs have been disappearing at night. ... I hope readers are aware that the theft and/or removal of these signs is a crime and punishable by law, as is the defacement of the signs.

  • Spring is time for examinations

    For the past few months, many of us at The Oldham Era have been discussing how best to mark our community’s achievements as a local newspaper residents can be proud of.

    We’re examining everything about the The Oldham Era from its purpose and its place in our readers’ lives to its content and design. We are asking our readers, advertisers and employees how we can make The Oldham Era an even better newspaper.

  • Bill makes school board less accountable

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.