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Columns

  • High school was a pleasant surprise

    By Gabby Barnes
    Guest columnist

  • Repent, really?

    By Dennis Hagan
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: This column was written in response to a column that appeared in the July 23 edition of the Enterprise.

    When I take a look around our great nation (through my own eyes versus the mass media), I see a nation that continues to bloom with compassion and good will. Where great people work hard every day to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in economics and education.

  • School is back in session: Drive slow and let them grow

    Years ago J.T. Whitlock would run PSA commercials every year when school started. One of his favorite messages was “Drive slow and let them grow.” I thought these were a little on the corny side, but they were effective. Folks, school is starting this week and everyone is a little excited and out of their summer routine. Traffic will be heavy with all the moms and dads headed to school with their children for that first day. School buses will be out on the roads after a short summer recess. So, slow down, be patient and remember: Drive slow and let them grow.

  • Guys and Dolls, tutus and tomatoes

    Marion County is a happening place.
    In this week’s edition, we have stories and photos from many different events and attractions that took place within our county lines just this past week.

  • Flushing out the pipes

    If you drove through downtown Lebanon earlier this week, you probably noticed city crews digging up part of the street at the intersection of Main Street and S. Spalding Avenue.
    Whatever temporary inconvenience that may cause, know that their efforts will probably go a long way toward reducing the risk of the kind of flooding downtown experienced three times last year.
    By clearing out a blockage where a portion of the storm sewer collapsed, water should be able to flow more freely.

  • Saying farewell to Lebanon

    By Matt Overing

    I remember my parents would always remind me to thank the parents of my friends that let me come over and hang out.
    I remember thinking it was stupid, because I was going to hang out with my friends, not with their parents.
    When I moved into my own apartment, I realized why you say thanks when you visit another home. It’s courteous to the owner. I learned to appreciate friends that would come over and say thanks.

  • Many events in the works at the library

    Cinema at the Square is Friday, Aug. 1. This family movie event will celebrate the end of summer reading and kickoff going back to school. All ages are welcome to attend this movie on the lawn at Centre Square.
    The doors will open at 7 p.m. with activities and games planned before
    The movie starts at dusk. Participants can bring their chairs, blankets and snacks, or they can purchase concessions like popcorn and snow cones from the Marion County Public Library Friends of The Library. Proceeds will support future library events.

  • ‘Look before you lock’ Bill aimed to save children
  • Kentucky must work harder to protect its children

    From a historical perspective, one of our country’s greatest success stories over the last century has been the steep decline in childhood mortality.
    Between 1907 and 2007, the number of children who did not make it to their fifth birthday dropped from about 1,400 out of every 100,000 to less than 30, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For those ages five to 14, the mortality rate went from 307 to 15.

  • Education, healthcare, tourism and economy discussed during the interim