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Opinion

  • Oldham County is developing a large parcel of land along Interstate 71 near the La Grange interchange.  In this report I provide estimates of the potential economic and fiscal impacts associated with the development, now called Oldham Reserve. 

  • The arrest rate for driving under the influence in Oldham County rose an alarming 115 percent between 2006 and 2007, from 121 arrests to 261. Equally alarming, the number of youth arrests for DUI (ages 16 to 21) rose from 26 arrests in 2006 to 50 arrests in 2007 — a 93 percent increase.

  • Board ignores quality of life questionsTo the editor:

  • Best quote from a 7-year-old towel boy: With Vanderbilt in a tight game with Arkansas, Forward Ross Neltner came to the line for free throws.

  • Last week, the editorial board pondered writing about proposed county legislation that would restrict use of firearms. We were torn on the court’s decision to lea

  • A full-time woman, a chaotic scatterTo the editor:

  • The mission of the Oldham County Schools is to equip each student with the skills and knowledge necessary to compete locally, nationally and worldwide for employment which enables them to meet their personal and professional goals.

  • 8:52 p.m. I remember when that time was early for me.

  • State needs increased tobacco taxTo the editor:

  • It's storming. Severe weather is quickly approaching.

  • ‘Welcome to the nickel and dime show’To the editor:<

  • Party chair seeks another termTo the editor:

  • The Senate introduced its signature bill, Senate Bill 1, this week which provides an academic achievement program that saves millions of dollars, reduces testing time and provides teachers and parents with valid and reliable information at the student level of children’s achievement and academic deficiencies.

  • The more information you have, the better off you are — in any situation. That’s why we’re thankful to the Oldham County Airport Board for taking a st

  • Board members need to provide answersTo the editor:

  • Local contractor cares for customersTo the editor:

  • With just over a third of the 2008 General Assembly behind us, we continue our work on the budget.

  • There was a time in Oldham County when people preparing to move in could choose the school they wanted their children to attend before choosing the house they wanted to buy. <

  • Say ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to airportTo the editor:

  • At The Oldham Era, sometimes we work a little too hard to show our readers when one of our articles contains opinion content that may not necessarily be supported by the staff of our newspaper.