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Opinion

  • 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.”

  • On Aug. 13, Oldham County will begin school with about 12,000 students attending our elementary, middle and high schools.

  • Grand marshal thanks community

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people that were involved in the Oldham County Day parade and banquet. Being named grand marshal of the parade was both humbling yet exciting. I appreciate all of the hard work that made the event so memorable.

  • In the 1970s, Congress passed the Clean Water Act. The intent of that legislation was admirable, even if enforcement has experienced bureaucratic excess. Enforcement is the responsibility of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in Kentucky is delegated to the Division of Water. The fact is that the waters of the U.S. are much cleaner since passage of the act, and it is worth all our while to keep the initiative alive through our best practices.

  • Attack of the killer tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos under siege and a handful of other salmonella scares are reminding me to appreciate locally grown produce at its peak.

    And to avoid salsa. Yikes.

    This time of year, there’s nothing tastier than herbs and vegetables fresh from local soil.

  • After reading the article and editorial in the June 26 Oldham Era concerning the Oldham County Sewer District, I wanted to clear up some misunderstandings about OCSD’s finances and options for the future.

    Here are some facts about the Oldham County Sewer District:

    • Our last rate increase was in 2005. Over the past three years almost every expense associated with our business has increased.

  • There’s only one thing that could make me feel as free as an 8-year-old with a new bike.

    Only one thing that can recall the days of freedom, sweet freedom. Days of, who cares if I don’t have a ride to the pool or to Bryan’s house to jump on the trampoline. That’s allright, I’m mobile. I’m free to go anywhere I want in the whole world whenever I want, provided my mom lets me and it’s within five miles.

  • Springhill traffic problems a reality

    To the editor:

  • Sometimes I struggle with my deep-seeded belief that everyone has the right to the freedom of speech and expression.

    That struggle intensified July 8 when the first of what would be several readers called to tell me our newspaper had been dropped in her driveway with a flier enclosed promoting the Ku Klux Klan.

  • A year ago, a group of 20 Oldham Countians, called the vision council, delivered to us a well-thought-out document described as a roadmap for the future of Oldham County. Six months ago, fiscal court adopted that document as a guideline. But there is an oft-quoted statement (Congressman Hal Rogers may be the original author) that says, “A vision without financing is a hallucination.”

  • HDB appreciates local support

    To the editor: