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Opinion

  • 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:

  • We’re relieved this week to say the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission once again denied a subdivision proposal that won’t go away.

  • Clifford is Little League jewel

    To the editor:

    Our family relocated to Kentucky in 2000 and we thank God at every opportunity for being blessed to live in such a warm and welcoming community. From the onset, the friendly people, beautiful countryside and quality of life Oldham County has to offer instantly convinced us we were home!

  • There we were, face to face. Nothing but a windshield between us; the final resting place for so many of her next of kin. But she was a survivor, sitting atop my windshield wiper. Was she there to pay respects to so many that saw their demise on Interstate 71, or just taking an opportunity to give me the evil eye? Oh those eyes. Those little red, wide-set eyes. Her family had emerged after seventeen years. They, Brood XIV, must have a purpose.

  • Super 8 thanked for its generosity

    To the editor:

    It is with great pleasure and pride that we are writing this letter. Pleasure because we are so happy to do so and with pride to know that we still have honest people in our country. My husband and I were on an automobile trip, returning from Cincinnati after visiting our ill daughter, we stopped at a Super 8 Motel in La Grange.

  • In the case of the Oldham County Sewer District’s horrible financial state, no idea is a bad idea.

  • Brentwood returns to plannersTo the editor:Brentwood plans are b

  • Crestwood ElementaryThird and fourth grades