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Opinion

  • May is a month filled with occasions to display respect, duty, reverence and honor.

    National Day of Prayer is May 6; Armed Forces Day is May 15; Mother’s Day is May 8; the primary election is May 18 and Memorial Day is May 31.

  • To the editor:

    How encouraging to have Paula Gish running foreeOldham County judge-executive!ee

  • To the editor:

    This letter is written to strongly urge the re-election of John Fendley as Oldham County Attorney. John has an excellent record and an outstanding reputation. He has the even-handed, no-nonsense approach to problem solving so necessary to correctly fill this position.

    I admire and respect John. He is a man of honor and integrity. He is worthy of our trust and well qualified to serve. It is important that we all vote but, moreover, we need to vote for the best candidate. I sincerely believe the best man for the job is John Fendley.

    Bill Eversole

  • To the editor:

    As the May 18 primary election approaches I am asking the electorate to vote Paula Gish for judge-executive. She is the only candidate with the necessary experience and proven leadership required of Oldham County’s next leader.

    Paula started serving this county in our schools as president of three PTAs.eeShe was then elected to fiscal court where she served the people of Goshen and Prospect for 11 years. Now, Paula is serving the entire county as deputy judge-executive.ee

  •  Resident recommends candidate

  • Gish is ‘an investment promising a high-yield’

    To the editor:

    How encouraging to have Paula Gish running foreeOldham County judge-executive!ee

  • To the editor:

  • To the editor:

    In the April 22 edition, The Oldham Era printed a big supplement entitled, “Best of Oldham County” which announced the winners of a local contest intended to identify reader favorites in a wide variety of categories.

  •  Dr. Robert McNeish wrote “Lessons from Geese” as part of a sermon in 1972. Since then it has been reprinted in many forms. I share these entertaining insights with Biblical thoughts to reflect upon. 

  • 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!”

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why were the disciples so surprised that Jesus rose from the dead? Do you remember what Jesus told them at Caesarea Philippi? He said, “the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again” (Mark 8:31). The Bible records a number of other times Jesus tells them he will suffer and die.

  • To the editor:

    Back in the 1970s I worked in the Detroit area as a parent volunteer  implementing the guidelines of Title IX when the law was still fairly new and understandably not yet fully implemented in school systems. 

    I was amazed to read in the article “No Girls Allowed” that some 30 years later our Oldham County school board and school administrators still do not seem fully informed about and prepared to implement the provisions of this far reaching law. 

    Jane A. Lapinski

  • Some of the more popular self-help bromides and old sayings include:

    • Keep all your options open.

    • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

    • Leave nothing to chance.

    • Climb every mountain.

    • Dream the impossible dream.

    • You can’t change occupations because you’re past your prime.

    • Refuse to accept second best.

    • Don’t take no for an answer.

    • Treat your children like adults.

    • Keep a stiff upper lip.