With deepest apologies to Johnathan Swift, I have a modest proposal for the Marion County Animal Shelter and the Marion County Detention Center.
Let's put some dogs in jail.
Before you doubt my sincerity (which some of you might if you read my boss's column in last week's Enterprise accusing me - ME - of being sarcastic), hear me out.
The Marion County Animal Shelter is overrun with dogs, and it's not something they can control.
While my husband Bud and I were attempting to find something decent to watch on television the other night - and it's a desert out there, I tell ya - I started thinking that it has been some years since I compiled a list of my favorite movie quotes.
Although there are more interesting things to write about - I didn't.
It is sad to say that there are few quotes worth adding since the last time I updated my list. And it's sad that two of my favorite quotes include the word "taters."
So here goes:
The dictionary states that glasnost, initiated in 1985 under Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, is the public policy within the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities.
And that's what I recently experienced, but in our neck of the woods.
Sunday night after church, my wife and I were invited to have dinner with a Ukrainian couple - the Oliynyks - in Campbellsville.
Ukraine borders Russia to the southwest and is a part of the former Soviet block. It gained its independence in 1991.
Jeff and Tara Krechting of Cincinnati, Ohio, announce the birth of a 7-pound, 1.5-ounce daughter, Lydia Jane Krechting, born Jan. 13, 2012, at Bethesda North Hospital.
Maternal grandparents are Keith and Sheila Wheatley of Loretto. Paternal grandparents are Gerry and Janie Krechting of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Great-grandparents are Betty and Leo Ballard, the late Gerald Lee and Clarice Wheatley, Martha Humphrey, the late Elaine and Leo Mitchell, and the late Margaret and George Krechting.
Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is now accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 40-county coverage area. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 26, 2012.
Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. This is the 11th year the company has recognized dedicated high school students through its scholarship program.