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Opinion

  • To the editor:

    Oldham County is a wonderful place to have a small business!!

    The Gathering Room Quilt Shop chose to participate in the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge benefiting ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease) this year.

    The support of my customers and friends along with the local businesses made it possible for us to reach our goal of donating over 100 quilts for this worthwhile cause. What a proud day it was when we drove to Virginia Beach, VA to deliver 127 completed quilts along with a monetary donation in July.

  • I’ve always loved our Kentucky state motto, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.” The sight of people from different races and countries, on the street or on TV, is my cue to practice unity. Listening to all the voices in a choir blending together, I am reminded of the glory of unity. When I collaborate with my colleagues on a project, I vow to devote all my God-given talents to promote unity. For we all have the same color bones.

  • To the editor:

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, thousands of young men and women returned to the United States after having served our country in the Vietnam War.

    It turned out to be the war everyone wanted to forget – except those of us who fought there.

    Most of us were 17 to 22 years old, more than 8,000 miles from home and scared to death ... We prayed, we fought, we bled and some died. But we did as we felt we were expected to do, and none of us came home the same as when we left.

  •  In Matthew 16:24-28 Jesus is teaching the disciples about how the Messiah must suffer and die. He then challenges them to take up their crosses and follow him. 

  • There are three kinds of forgiveness, all interrelated. There is self-forgiveness, which enables us to release our guilt and perfectionism. There is the forgiveness we extend to others and receive from them, intimates and enemies alike. And there is the forgiveness of God, which assures us of our worth and strengthens us for this practice.

  • County attorney candidate's reputation stands alone

    To the editor:

    This is a first for me, after 44 years in La Grange, my first letter to the editor.

    I applaud the nine members of the Oldham County Republican Executive Committee in their selection of John K. Carter to replace the late John Fendley as a candidate for Oldham County attorney in the November election.

    As the only local attorney who has worked with every county attorney from George Williamson in 1966 to John Fendley in 2010, I endorse John Carter without reservation.

  • GOP picks favorites? Not a surprise

    To the editor:

    A bird’s eye view locally (or nationally) of what is wrong with political parties was brilliantly reported by L. Hagan’s article, “GOP’s selection process under fire,” The Oldham Era, July 22.

    The fiefdom of Oldham has had power-fiction by a tiny faction of the Republican Party for decades. 

  •  Have you ever noticed how much better you feel about everything in your life when you know you are loved by someone – your spouse, a parent, your child, or friends? Such love can give us strength to live life with more confidence and joy.

  •  Scholarship program is run by dedicated team

  •  Each day you can get up, and make a difference in your life.

  •  Four years and one month ago I graduated from college. Four years before that, I graduated from high school.

  •  Perhaps the most talented church the apostle Paul started was in Corinth. This church had the most talented preachers and most enlightened teachers. Like Paul, we would expect a church like this to succeed, but the Corinthians split their church into factions, with the preachers and teachers grabbing their followers. 

  •  A billion children went to sleep hungry last night. People in the world lost family members yesterday whom they adored. There are people in our own community dying of cancer and AIDS. I just read about a little girl who was born without a face – just two eyes and a mouth. And we worry about traffic being heavy on the way to work.

  •  Co-worker impressed with Voegele’s campaign

  •  “I can’t for the life of me understand what is so great about this Indianapolis 500 stuff,” said one housewife to another. “They make a big hero out of the driver who is the first one to travel 500 miles by driving continuously in circles.” 

  •  It’s one thing to resist getting the hang of a smart phone. It’s quite another to allow fear of learning, or more precisely fear that you can’t learn, to get in the way of career success. 

  • The practice of kindness encompasses a range of small acts and habits that we know as old-fashioned good manners – saying “please” and “thank you,” waiting your turn, being on time, lending a helping hand, or cheering someone up with a smile. It applies not just to your relationships with other people. It extends to things, animals, plants and the earth.

    This practice also means being generous with your presence, your time and your money. Give freely without expecting anything in return. Just do it. Kindness is not a quid pro quo endeavor.

  • On Friday of this week, the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority and Talmage Hocker, president of The Hocker Group LLC, are expected to sign an agreement forming a partnership to develop the Oldham Reserve Business Campus. This will mark the first public/private partnership for both entities.

    Oldham Reserve is a 1,000-acre planned unit development located off of I-71 at exit 22 in La Grange. The campus will house a mixture of retail, office and residential uses.

  • We read in Psalm 119:8, “I will observe your statutes.” I like the Psalmist’s clear communication of what he “will” do. It is forceful and committed. “I will observe God’s statutes.” Notice he does not write, “I will try to observe God’s statutes.” “Try” is one of those words that we should tune our ear to so that when we use it, we question our commitment.

  •  Our Louisville MLS Report shows single family home sales from Jan. 1 to May 5, 2010,  and compares those sales to sales from Jan. 1 to May 5, 2009.