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Opinion

  • “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.

  • Upchurch’s raise doesn’t make sense To the editor:

    How is it that the school superintendent of Oldham County, after his 11 percent pay increase makes $172,500 a year and Oldham County school teachers are the lowest paid of any surrounding counties, and only received a 1 percent pay increase?

  • THUMBS UP - Airport board wants your opinion

  • Support staff deserve equitable pay, too

    To the editor:

    “Kudos” to Jed Turner’s letter last week regarding our situation here in Oldham County regarding our schools.

  • It’s time to help a neighbor in need

    To the editor:

    As the wind storm swept through Oldham County, we got to witness many acts of kindness through the neighborhoods — cutting trees, hauling debris, trips to the store and loaning of generators. While most of us have recovered from the storm we have one neighbor that is still in need of our help.

  • It’s been three months, to the day.

    On July 16, my grandfather passed away. He’s the first grandparent I’ve lost, and that day and the ones that followed are the hardest thing I think I’ve ever had to deal with.

    I come from a large extended family. My mom’s the youngest of six, and my dad’s the oldest of seven. It was his father who died.

  • 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.