• Fall is proving to be busy in Frankfort

    Cooler weather is on its way, and I hope you and yours are enjoying the exciting and busy time of fall. Football, fall festivals, school and other activities are in full swing, and I imagine some weeks go by in what seems like a blink of an eye. But, this fall brings us another important event: the election of our next governor and our statewide constitutional officers. I encourage everyone to register and exercise your precious right to vote. The election is Nov. 3, so make plans to cast your vote.

  • Kentucky and its students are progressing

    It may still be early in the school year, but some of the “report cards” the state uses to measure academic progress have already begun to arrive. In general, the news for Kentucky is good, although there is still much room for improvement. Perhaps the best example of that can be found in the growing number of high school students taking and passing Advanced Placement tests, which provide college credit if the score is high enough.

  • Expanding “We”

    By Carrie Bridgman

    When you say the word, “we,” whom are you thinking of? It depends on the context, of course. Most of us spend our time with varied groups of people: family, fellow students/colleagues/participants in some program, people who are paid to serve us (doctors, mechanics, salespeople, etc.), and friends with whom we share interests. How many people in your life fit into each of those categories? 

  • Hello, I must be going

    Hello, I must be going.
    I cannot stay,
    I came to say
    I must be going.
    I’m glad I came
    but just the same
    I must be going.

    - Groucho Marx as Captain Spaulding in “Animal Crackers”
    (Video here: https://goo.gl/aP2Ebd)

    In light of the questions I’ve been asked during the past week, I will confirm that this will be my final edition as a full-time contributor to The Lebanon Enterprise.

  • Enjoy Kentucky’s upcoming fall festivals

    Kentucky has a treasured tradition in its unique fall festivals held across the commonwealth. With fall comes the pageantry and showcase of characteristics that make our different regions unique. These are also opportunities that communities use as homecomings for friends and family, who visit, as well as a chance to show tourists some of our local traditions and culture.

  • We should all celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17

    It may not be celebrated as much as Independence Day, but Constitution Day is arguably just as important. While July 4 recognizes the birth of our nation, Sept. 17 commemorates the day we established the cornerstone of our government and secured our rights as citizens.
    In the 228 years since that journey began, the U.S. Constitution has become the oldest charter among the world’s major countries and still remains, at 4,400 words, the shortest.

  • Manufacturing Month showcases modern career opportunities

    By Carter Dyson

    Across Kentucky, employers, educators and community organizations are turning their attention to the manufacturing sector, one of the commonwealth’s most significant job creators and economic engines.
    October is Manufacturing Month in Kentucky and Oct. 2 is the fourth annual national Manufacturing Day. The designation gives manufacturers an opportunity to increase awareness of modern manufacturing, the skills it relies on and the career opportunities it offers.

  • Celebrate September at the Marion County Public Library

    By Amy Morgeson
    Guest columnist

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year…nope not Christmas, September! You have the warmth of summer with a hint of cool in the evenings. The city itself seems happier in September. Street curbs get a cheerful coat of fresh yellow paint. The Main Street flowers are in full bloom. Store windows are ready for Ham Days. The holiday season is coming, but you know the worst of the cold is a few months away. Everyone just feels like celebrating.

  • ‘Be aware, be prepared, have a plan’

    In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, September has been designated Preparedness Month in Kentucky. Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security and Kentucky Emergency Management urge Kentuckians to “Be aware – be prepared – have a plan.”

  • It’s fall festival time in Kentucky

    While the temperature may not feel like fall just yet, many of the traditional signs of the season are starting to arrive.
    One of the most telling is the sheer number of festivals that has already started to take place and will run through Halloween. They are centered on items you might expect – country ham, dairy products, apples and bourbon – and a few more that may seem odd until their history is known.