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Opinion

  • In James 5:16 we read, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” As Christians we are to desire righteousness, that is, we are to live lives as holy as we can. We recognize we will never be free from sin, but we make no excuses. The more we are able to do this the more powerful and effective our prayers will be. I want powerful and effective prayers. What about you?

  • Ed. note: These endorsements reflect the views of Mike DiGiuro. They are not the views or endorsements of the Oldham Era or its staff.

    One of the best things about being an “opinionist” is that I get to tell people what I think. On the other hand, it’s easy to offer an opinion, and I appreciate that even the most abject failure in a campaign for public office is more courageous than I. That being said, here are my thoughts on the primary election coming up on May 20. My conclusions are based on conversations and responses from most of the candidates.

  • Support Bednarski

    I have known Jon for several years as a business man and served with him as a founding Board Member of the Oldham County Community Foundation. Jon understands the concerns of business owners in Oldham County and will be a great asset to Oldham County Fiscal Court as a Magistrate. Jon also understands the many needs in our county by having served on our Community Foundation Board and having lived here for over 28 years.

  • When my sisters and I were growing up, my mom saw only two possible life paths for us. We were either going to be bank robbers or achieve something significant that would get us invited to the White House. There was no average life on the agenda for me. I was going to jail or having dinner with the President. (Note: In those days, moms hadn’t yet learned to say to their little girls, “Someday you could be President.” The pinnacle of a girl’s achievement was simply being invited to dinner with him.)

  • There’s a mountain in the heart of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands that is one of the wettest places on the earth. It almost never stops raining. It’s absolutely beautiful in the surrounding areas, but can you imagine what it would be like if that’s all there was, weather-wise? Try telling a ski enthusiast that snow is bad or a windsurfer that we can do without wind. It’s all necessary and it’s all perfect in its own way.

  • How many times in any given day do you meet a jerk? Some people seem to go out of their way to be difficult, demanding, conflict-oriented, hostile or even obnoxious. How many seem to be such poor listeners that you wonder if you’re being heard at all? Some individuals even get a thrill out of threatening people with frivolous lawsuits.

  • When I was a little kid I got to be on TV. I think the show was called Peggy’s Place or maybe Debbie’s World. I was only five, so I can’t be expected to remember everything, but here is what I do remember: my mom and aunt took me, my little sister and my cousin to the taping. We sat in the bleachers with a bunch of other kids and were promised a “fabulous prize” if we did what we were told.

  • Walmart issues

    “Westport Road” is coming to Crestwood! Even after numerous citizens spoke in opposition of rezoning allowing Walmart to build off the 329 By-Pass, both the Oldham County Planning Commission and the Crestwood City Commission, with a majority vote, passed the rezoning. Our voices were NOT heard! Countless reasons against this 24-7 Walmart Supercenter were shared, but it was obvious minds had already been made up.

  • Through the years I have visited many patients in hospitals. Often I have asked a patient the question, “Since you have been sick, what have people said to you?” And frequently I get one of three answers:

    1. The patient is told that there is something in his or her life which is displeasing to God. “In some way you have broken God’s law, and now, through this illness, God is telling you something.”

  • Support Voegele

    Since there are no Democrats who have filed to run for office, the Primary Election on May 20 will determine our county officials for the next four years.

    My choice for Oldham County Judge-Executive is David Voegele. There is no doubt in my mind he has done a good job and been an excellent public servant.

    There have been many accomplishments.

  • April 14, the Senate and House began the last two legislative days. During the veto period which was April 1 through April 11, the capitol remained relatively quiet. I have been working on finalizing the Road Plan, which funds projects for the next two years for our roads and bridges.

  • When Nikita Khrushchev died, a humorous story circulated in political circles. The Communist party had cast Mr. Khrushchev aside and was uncomfortable about burying his body on Soviet soil. So they called President Richard Nixon, but President Nixon had his own problems at the time and declined. Then the Soviet leaders tried Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel. She was agreeable but added, “I must warn you that this country has the world’s highest resurrection rate.”

  • In trying to fully understand how the various branches of Oldham County government function, I’ve gone to court; specifically Oldham County Circuit Court.

    During my first visit, there were two lawyers, Judge Karen Conrad and me. The lawyers sat and discussed motions, subpoenas, “special masters” and various legal issues in voices both calm and passionate. The judge asked thoughtful questions and made some decisions over the course of about an hour. The whole process reminded me of a chess match.

  • Have you ever asked yourself how come the world, with all its complex structures, hasn’t collapsed? It is a miracle that this unimaginably complex system goes on without plunging into total chaos.

  • Absentee Voting

    The Oldham County Clerk’s Office wants to take this opportunity to inform all voters of upcoming election information.

    For the upcoming election, I would like to remind the voters of their responsibility to make sure your address is correct in the Voter Registration Department in the Oldham County Clerk’s Office and what precinct you are to vote. If you have any questions, PLEASE call 222-0047 BEFORE Election Day.

  • Recently, I was perusing my junior high yearbooks when I found the following inscription from 1983: “Gingeretta, you’d make a gorgeous model, ya know. I think Ricky Schroder doesn’t know what he’s been missing! Someday, when you’re a rich, famous model, and I’m a rich, famous writer, I’ll call you and say, ‘Come on up to my penthouse for some champagne!’ Have a smashing summer!!! Luv, Jo”

  • Jesus’ preaching ministry is winding down. He has healed the sick, the lame and the blind, has raised people from the dead, walked on water, calmed the storm, fed thousands with a few loaves and fish and taught them about God’s never ending love. He also embarrassed the religious elite repeatedly, while threatening their system of power with all their laws and sacrifices. They want him dead. He told his disciples they would get their wish over and over again before they got there.