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Opinion

  • 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.

  • “Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” Gail Sheehy

    While online, I read that quote and it made me really stop and reflect on the meaning of those words. In these difficult times we are living, reading those words made me stop and realize that hard times give us the opportunity to grow. 

  • Crestwood Civic Club appreciates coverage

  • The Oldham Era recently launched a news blog to encourage community conversation about issues of local importance – OldhamCountyNews.wordpress.com.

    We’re updating the blog daily with stories and columns of local interest. I hope you’ll find the blog informative and easy to use. Take a minute to explore the site and send us your feedback. 

  • Deer harvest saves taxpayer money To the editor: In recent weeks I’ve been reading about the I-71 deer issues and am a little disturbed about what is being said.   I went to school to earn a degree in wildlife management and have also been an avid hunter for 20 years.  Mayor Carter has made it clear she is against hunting on the property but calling it irresponsible to allow bow hunting shows her ignorance.   It takes lots of time to become a successful bow hunter, not to mention patience.

  • Kentucky’s potential for success in a global economy might not be obvious to people who have lived here all of their lives.

    Pearse Lyons, an Irishman who heads the animal nutrition company Alltech, says he sees it. And he is convinced it can be achieved if Kentucky invests in education, focuses on scientific innovation and markets its brand.

  • ID’s plan to visit 2x per week is garbage

    To the editor: 

    I am dissatisfied with Industrial Disposal Co.’s decision to change the trash pick-up in Lockwood Estates subdivision from one day to two. I am strongly opposed to this decision.