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Opinion

  • La Grange fee higher than others

    To the editor:

    I found out the hard way – proof that procrastination does not pay off – that La Grange Utilities has a reconnection fee of $50. Mind you, it is my fault for putting it off, but life got in the way, and I was five hours late paying my water bill after the second payment deadline.

  • I lived in a $2.3 million house.

    Well, that’s kind of true. It’s worth $2.3 million now. When we lived there it was less of the “2,” and more of the “.3.” At best.

    It feels ridiculous and embarrassing to admit. Everyone’s gonna get the wrong idea, but it’s true. My childhood home is on the market for $2.3 million.

  • State fair booth was work of art

    To the editor:

    I wanted to take the time to thank Chris Witzke of Westport, The Ohio Valley Railroad Foundation, my fellow commissioners that serve with OC Tourism and all the volunteers who worked on thedesign and construction of our booth for the State Fair.

  • They’ll tell us where it’s safe to eat, but not where it’s safe to breathe.

    The Oldham County Health Department, the agency that warns us if our favorite restaurant has a less-than-desirable kitchen inspection, commissioned researchers in 2007 to study air quality of local restaurants before a county-wide ban of smoking in public places began.

  • Don’t miss your opportunity to vote

    To the editor:

    The Oldham County Clerk’s Office wants to take this opportunity to inform all voters of some upcoming election information.

    The 2008 General Election is Nov. 4.

  • Every month, The Oldham Era’s editorial board gives a thumbs up or thumbs down to several local issues. But you can weigh in too: to submit your thumbs up or thumbs down on a particular issue, send an e-mail to editor@oldhamera.com. Please include your full name, address and telephone number for verification purposes.

  • So I’m told years that end with the number 8 are marked as “new beginnings.”

    Landmark’s director of human resources started my exit interview last week with that bit of information — maybe as a way of calming my nervousness so I could begin talking about the last five years of my professional life without crying. Maybe they were words of support and justification that the decision to leave my job is the right one.

  • It could be worse.That outlook is the title of one of my favorite children’s books, and a joke my family has shared for years.

  • Winds reaching more than 50 miles per hour whipped through Oldham County on Sunday. The wind uprooted trees, causing them to fall into the road, onto cars and homes. It also knocked limbs and branches from trees, sweeping them across yards and streets.

  • Ironman is an ‘unacceptable risk’To the editor:

  • We’ve heard a contentious debate during the past few weeks about the value of welcoming the Ironman Triathlon, its participants and spectators to Oldham County.

  • Be ‘one less’ victim of marketingTo the editor:

  • CASA program seeks volunteersTo the editor:In my trai

  • I wanted to ride the pink bus. If I had a choice – and I did that day – I’d pick a pretty color.

  • Bars by any other name are still bars

  • You may have noticed that beautiful dark purple vegetable – eggplant – at local markets. They are in season now, so enjoy them. Eggplant is very versatile. You can bake, boil or fry them.

  • Recently, four developers – Bob Jones, Walt Schumm, Joe Pusateri and Jay Hall decided to appeal the assessments of many vacant lots and homes they own. They have every right to do that as does every other resident of the county. However, the overall process certainly could leave the perception that some people have an advantage over everyone else.

  • As the world turns their eyes to Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Oldham Countians turn their eyes to our own event that happens only once every four years, The Oldham Olympics — acutulus, auctus, viridus (smarter, richer, greener.)Some events to keep your eye on:

  • To the editor:It is astonishing how this county works. Most of us working folks in the county get our property tax bill every fall, take a minute or two to look at it, then mail it off to our mortgage company to be paid out of our escrow account.

  • Some people just aren’t cut out for high society.I reckon I must be one of ‘em.Just the other