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Opinion

  • 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

  • Thanks to fair board, a job well done

    To the editor:

    I would like to commend the Oldham County Fair Board for a job well done. On Wednesday night, children’s game night, I took a friend and her three children to the fair and everyone had a great time. All the free games, activities and give-aways made it possible for us to afford the evening.

  • During the last several months we have seen more attention focused on increasing prices of food products we use to feed our families. Some of the attention has accurately detailed market forces responsible for the majority of the price increases. However, some have painted a picture not completely accurate. We hope to share some facts about food and food prices.

    First, we need to remember that Americans enjoy the safest, most abundant and most affordable supply of food in the world.

  • Conflict of interest, noun. The circumstance of a public officeholder, business executive, or the like, whose personal interests might benefit from his or her official actions or influence.

    Note use of the word “might.” Not definitely, not guaranteed. Just “might.”