• LETTER: County, school district continue spending despite economic crisis

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank the Republican Party for their endorsement in the Division 3 seat for Oldham County Board of Education, however, I would like voters to know that this is a nonpartisan race. I am in this school board race to represent the children, parents, teachers and taxpayers of Oldham County.
    I am opposed to increasing taxes at the present time, especially with a looming economic crisis in America, Kentucky and Oldham County.

  • LETTER: The Brownsboro school of dreams: ‘Build it and they will come’

    To the editor:
    In the movie “Field of Dreams,” a farmer builds a baseball field in the middle of an Iowa cornfield because voices tell him, “Build it and they will come.”
    The local board of education either saw the movie or talked to their favorite local developer, who sold Oldham County Schools three properties — totaling 157 acres and $4.8 million — between November 2007 and October 2009.
    In either case, the planned 700-student Brownsboro Elementary School would be a certain hit as a rerun.

  • LETTER: Brownsboro remains as-is

    To the editor:
    Victory is always great, defeat is usually hard. Thank God that we may remain a multicultural area village, and that Brownsboro is not a “Junkin”-run place as described in the past by a new resident.
    Hopefully, fences can be mended that caused friction to neighbor vs. neighbor, relative vs. relative and friend vs. friend.
    Welcome back to Brownsboro, “The Garden Spot of the World.”
    George Parrish Jr.

  • LETTER: The school district’s investigation of fraudulent enrollment

    To the editor:
    One year after several Oldham Era articles on this subject, let’s take a look back at the school district’s foray into law enforcement.
    An assistant superintendent conducted surveillance of a Jefferson County resident for bringing his child to Oldham County schools.

  • LETTER: Carter has limited experience

    To the editor:
    Attorney Rob Riley’s recent letter in support of Courtney Baxter for commonwealth’s attorney was absolutely correct!
    Her opponent, Bill Carter, through his campaign literature, has insulted attorneys by implying that their endorsement and financial support of a candidate is contingent upon expectations of personal favoritism.

  • LETTER: Facts about the Oldham County school district

    To the editor:
    I attended the Board of Education Candidate Forum hosted Sept. 25 by the Oldham County Republican Party.
    Although I was not involved in the forum, I feel compelled to clarify facts and figures discussed at the forum.
    The following information is available on the district’s website or via open records requests:
    • Oldham County Schools has one assistant superintendent.

  • LETTER: Lake on Sunset Drive is a problem

    To the editor:
    During the fall of 2011, my sister and her husband were very concerned about the lake on Sunset Drive.
    She and her husband have lived there for 10 years and her son and his family have lived there for 13 years.
    The lake has two earthen dams, made up entirely of soil from the excavation when the lake was built.
    The road started to crack and drop about two feet.

  • LETTER: Baxter is competent, compassionate, committed to serve

    To the editor:
    In the Sept. 27 edition of The Oldham Era, a candidate for Commonwealth Attorney ran an ad regarding local attorneys’ support of Courtney Baxter for Commonwealth Attorney.
    The candidate asks, in his ad, “What do they expect to receive in return?”
    As past-president and 30-year member of the local bar association, the former head of the Public Defenders Office, contributing member of the committee that wrote the local rules for civil and criminal practice, and Courtney Baxter supporter, I can answer that question.

  • LETTER: Does health department’s addition bring added services?

    To the editor:
    I am wondering if someone could specifically state all that the Oldham County Health Department does for our area in order to justify the large addition to the facility on Commerce Parkway.
    Our mayor, Bill Lammlein, is looking for tax money to pay down the loan on the land in Oldham Reserve, however, I haven’t seen anything about where the money is coming from in order to enlarge the health department, nor what additional services they will be providing.

  • LETTER: ‘Massie acts as if he already has the job’

    To the editor:
    On Nov. 6, the now-vacant 4th District Congressional seat previously held by Congressman Geoff Davis will be on the ballot twice – once to fill the remainder of U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis’ term, and again for the next full congressional term.
    There is much discussion in the media about apathy and disinterest among voters, and the best way to engage them in the upcoming election is to offer opportunities to attend and participate in a live debate on the issues, particularly in an open seat where little or nothing is known about either candidate.