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Opinion

  • As a youngster, Herb Booth dreamed of the day he could trade his fish bowl for an aquarium.There aren’t a lot of oceans in or near his hometown of Carlisle, but since 1992, the route to becoming a deep sea diver has passed through this tiny town in the hills of Nicholas Cou

  • I fought the yard. And the yard won.I even have a battle wound to prove it.

  • One hundred twenty-eight miles from my parents’ house to the sorority house.Like countless Western Kentucky University students who call the Louisville area home, Interstate 65 between Louisville and Bowling Green is as familiar to me as Western’s red towel, Big Red &

  • Arts are alive and well in Oldham

  • Put school board on Channel 25

  • It’s hard for a reporter when a source doesn’t want to talk.Attempts to reach Larry Mahoney in recent weeks for an interview failed, which means the stories regional papers — including The News-Democrat in Carrollton, the Owenton News-Herald, the Henry County Lo

  • It was last August when I received word that my application and letter of recommendation were received, and I would be heading back to class. Well, sort of. I had been accepted as a member of the 2007-08 class of Leadership Oldham County.What’s Leadership Oldham County?

  • SupportOldhamGreenwayeffortsTo the editor:

  • Dave Weedman got his man.In what could be his last new hire as principal at Oldham County High School, Weedman, who is stepping down as the OCHS principal at the end of the school year, convinced Larry Just to leave the college coaching ranks after 19 years and become the new gir

  • We will concede that rental property can be difficult to manage.There are good renters and bad renters — renters who wouldn’t think of letting their grass grow or piling up trash, and renters who really don’t care to do either.

  • People say they love spring because everything turns green overnight. This spring, I turned light green overnight, and the next day, confused my husband with my advocacy at Wal-Mart.

    He asked if I’d like to add a case of bottled water to our shopping cart, and I wanted to answer quicker than I could get the words out. At that moment I decided purchasing bottled water – those 24 bottles, specifically – would pollute the earth. Immediately.

  • This is it, your chance for a big break. Well, a small to medium size break anyway.

    It’s a way for you to display your photojournalistic talent, while also giving us a glimpse into your lives.

  • I’d like to tell the great residents of Oldham County a little about the 17 uniformed Patrolmen and three uniformed sergeants who represent the Oldham County Police Department in service to our county. You may see them on the highways and byways as you move about or you may see them drive by your house. When you are asleep at night, they are there ... if you need their help, they will be coming to respond ... they see things that would scare the bravest of all men ...

  • Ditch the vehicle for a carriage

    To the editor:

  • 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.

    County hosts Biggest Loser challenge

  • When it comes to feeding the body and the soul, James Stovall is smokin’.

    The Graves County native was working as an auto body repairman when two friends talked him into entering a barbecue cooking contest in 1995.

    “We were all three teachers in our church and needed funds to take our youth, the Royal Rangers, on a trip,” said the Mayfield resident.

  • Oldham County residents, stop polluting

    To the editor:

    I think the people of Oldham County need to stop polluting the air. One reason is that polluting the air can kill plants and animals. Polluting the air is like a smelling garbage can stinking up the room. Polluting the air is causing global warming and melting the ice caps. Please Oldham Countians, stop polluting the air.

  • 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:

  • By the time this column goes into print, the final hours of the 2008 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly will have passed.During the 10-day recess that preceded the General Assembly’s adjourning sine die, the governor had the opportunity to review all legislation that had b

  • Resident drops out of House raceTo the editor: