Today's Opinions

  • A week in the life of Facebook

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     If you’re not on Facebook, then you are missing a lot of fun.  You might also be missing drama, wasted time and intimate knowledge that you’d rather not have of people’s day-to-day routines. But in spite of the potential downsides, I enjoy Facebook a great deal.  

  • Letters to the Editor - March 3, 2016

     Caucus reminder

    Because Senator Rand Paul wanted to run for his Senate position and also as a candidate for President on the Republican ticket – he paid for a separate caucus election day on March 5 for the race for President on the Republican ticket only.  

    If anyone in Oldham County wants to vote for a Republican candidate for President, they must go on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oldham County High School.

  • Universal empathy

    Native Kentuckian Abraham Lincoln has always been my favorite president. I have read countless books and articles about his universal empathy. Lincoln demonstrated time and time again “a singular ability to transcend personal vendetta, humiliation or bitterness.”

  • Generations of national adventures

    By Mark Hoard

    This is the first of a two-part column dedicated to the influence of “America’s Greatest Idea” – The National Parks – on my life

    If you were to ask someone what is the best gift their parents ever gave them, I’m certain you would get a wide range of answers, from the vital “never cross the street without looking both ways” to the trivial “my first slot car set.”

  • Spammon: breakfast of champions

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    “What do you want for breakfast,” I asked eight-year-old son. 


    “We don’t have salmon.” 

    “I mean spammon…errr…Spam. I always get Spam and salmon mixed up.” 

  • Letter to the Editor - Feb 25, 2016

    Kudos to Coach Simpson
    What traits must a coach exhibit to be considered exceptional?
    There are a countless number of athletic coaches that have withstood the test of time and proven themselves as good and successful coaches, great teachers of the X’s & O’s and consistent winners.
    But what makes a good or great coach stand out even further from the pack? What makes a mentor to young men and women truly exceptional? What makes them shine when directly compared to highly overpaid, upper echelon coaches that are worshipped even as they fall woefully short as role models?

  • What is faith healing?

          I went to the hospital to meet someone who I didn’t know, but I had been told they were dying of a lung disease.  We talked about Jesus Christ, and getting right with Him not only for that day, but also for all eternity.  

  • There’s a new editor in town

    By Machaela Ballard

     When this column is printed in the paper, it will be my seventh day as the news editor of The Oldham Era. What an honor!

    I must say, I have only known this area for a few months but I have already fallen in love with it. When I hear that train rolling through La Grange, I smile every time (I hear that will wear off at some point, but I’m not so sure).