https://www.oldhamera.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en What’s up with the spelling of La Grange? https://www.oldhamera.com/content/what%E2%80%99s-spelling-la-grange <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/la_grange_spelling.png" alt="While the official spelling of the city is La Grange, there have been many variations over the years even from official sources. " title="While the official spelling of the city is La Grange, there have been many variations over the years even from official sources. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A name is a defining characteristic. Some are rooted in family history, perhaps coming from a great-great grandfather. While some names may have simply been the first named flipped to in a baby book.</p> Hope is not a plan https://www.oldhamera.com/content/hope-not-plan <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/digiuro_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> I had occasion to be in the Panama City, Florida area over the past few weeks. Hurricane Michael brought devastation that everyone saw on television. Having seen some of this area, I can tell you that what ever you saw on television or imagined it was worse &ndash; far worse.</p> Letters to the Editor - Nov. 15, 2018 https://www.oldhamera.com/content/letters-editor-nov-15-2018 <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/american-flag-boxes-close-up-1550334.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>Senator Ernie Harris thanks voters</strong></p> <p> It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Oldham and northern Jefferson counties as your state senator and I deeply appreciate the support I received during the recent election. This was a great team effort and I was privileged to have a dedicated group of volunteers on my side.</p> Leaders born again into the Kingdom https://www.oldhamera.com/content/leaders-born-again-kingdom <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/al_earley_5.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> William Haslam entered the Kingdom of God during a Sunday sermon in 1951. As the preacher posed the Bible&rsquo;s question, &ldquo;What think ye of Christ?&rdquo; Haslam&rsquo;s eyes were opened to see himself as a Pharisee who failed to recognize Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God and the Holy Spirit seized that moment to bring about new birth.</p> Letters to the Editor - Nov. 8, 2018 https://www.oldhamera.com/content/letters-editor-nov-8-2018 <p> <strong>After election, continue educating yourself</strong></p> What do you want from life? https://www.oldhamera.com/content/what-do-you-want-life <p> Watch for bacteria, the ‘brainless killer’ https://www.oldhamera.com/content/watch-bacteria-%E2%80%98brainless-killer%E2%80%99 <p> <strong>By&nbsp;Angela Sandlin</strong></p> <p> This &ldquo;brainless killer&rdquo; is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In the United States every year, at least 2 million people are infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections.</p> Let’s make Christianity strange again https://www.oldhamera.com/content/let%E2%80%99s-make-christianity-strange-again <p> <strong>By&nbsp;Casey McCall</strong></p> <p> Have you ever noticed how far people will go to avoid sticking out? I&rsquo;ve never met anyone, 14-years-old or above, whose life mission was to be considered strange. Have you?</p>