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Opinion

  • Airport is a development issue

    To the editor:

    The people have spoken! The airport is dead! All that remains is fiscal court officially signing the death certificate. But I wonder if that decision is short-sighted. This whole process was not about an airport but was truly a future development issue. 

  • Court should dissolve airport board

    To the editor:

  •  How would Oldham County benefit from a general aviation airport?

    Debate this issue and others online at OldhamEra.com/conversation

  • Ernie Harris, State Senator

  • It’s school board recognition month

    To the editor:

  • Waking to a thin blanket of snow Monday morning, I sure was glad the deer had left my front lawn this weekend, and took with it the lights, garland and ribbons. Though they hadn’t been illuminated since Jan. 3, I’m pretty sure I was the last house in my neighborhood to put away Christmas this year.

    Yes, here I am talking about Christmas decorations in the third full week in January.

  • Bertha Mae West Miller, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Oaklawn.

    She was a native of Elizabethtown, and a member of the Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Herman Miller, and a sister, Pearl Detenber.

  • Don’t request (or promise) anonymity for donation

    To the editor:

    I must respond to John Black’s letter in the Jan. 8 edition trashing two fine residents.

  • To the editor:

    We now know local businessman George Rawlings is the benefactor of $100,000 anonymous donations to Oldham County Fiscal Court and $100,00 to the City of La Grange.

  •  “Construction causes the problem, developers should pay.”

  • Holiday lights were beautiful

    To the editor:

    Thank you, City of La Grange!

  • Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s The Sun in 1897, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21 of that year. 

  • Apparently I’m a year older than Santa.

    At least, that’s what a 5-year-old implied when during an interview, I asked how old a group of kindergartners thought Santa was. One little boy said 23. Who knew? I sure didn’t. But I have to say, even though I’m older than Santa, I feel pretty good for my age.

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    Hunter calls editorial cartoon a 'cheap shot'

    To the editor:

     

  • We first told you about The Oldham Era’s news blog in the Nov. 13 edition, and since then, I’ve appreciated the community’s response. 

    The site has many functions we don’t currently offer at OldhamEra.com, a Web site created by our parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., based in Shelbyville. 

  • How well do you know the state of Kentucky?

    Maybe you can name the county seat of Clark, but do you know who scored the first field goal for University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp? Maybe not. Try your hand and the questions below. 

    QUESTIONS

  • It is a wonderful life

    To the editor:

    Friday the  fifth was Light up LaGrange...

    It had a theme and I thought that was strange.

  • A framed certificate hangs on my office wall declaring “The Honorable Don White is commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.” Prior to Nov. 24, I’d never taken the honor seriously.

    Maybe it had something to do with the fact I’d been commissioned a Colonel by at least three Kentucky governors prior to the latest from former Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

  • We just witnessed our first billion-dollar election, what a waste. Those of you who gave money to the presidential race, you threw your money away.