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Columns

  • Can’t we find a way to get along?

    To put it mildly, Lebanon tourist commissioners Dennis George and Dan Lawson have been having some issues. 

    No one is saying that people have to be golfing buddies just because they serve on the same commission, but the problem bubbled over into last week’s meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. 

  • Know your builder before buying a home

    By Delena Trent

    Guest Column

     

    Two years ago in July, my husband and I purchased a new home. We moved to Lebanon in 2003, and rented from two different wonderful landlords. But, in 2008, we decided it was time to own our own home. 

  • A vacation adventure in The Gorge

    “Celebrate we will, cause life is short but sweet for certain.”

    - Dave Matthews Band

     

    Life is short, but it can be very sweet.

  • Prayer for Josh

    By Ken Begley

    Guest columnist

     

    Writer Garrison Keillor once said that "All wars in the U.S. have been controversial from the very beginning."  

    So true.

  • 9-11 still lingers in our memories

    Certain events burn themselves into our memories.

    Depending on your age, you may remember vividly where you were when you learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., and the space shuttle Challenger explosion.

    I suspect for most people old enough to remember, Sept. 11, 2001, has become one of those enduring memories as well.

  • 'None of us could believe it'

    By James Higdon III

    Guest Columnist

     

    At about 8:50 on the morning of Sept. 11th, 2001, I was about to leave my apartment in Brooklyn, when my phone rang. It was my parents calling. Usually when this happened it was because my mother was watching the Today Show and they were broadcasting outside in Rockefeller Center and Mom wanted to know if I could see Katie Couric from my window 10 miles away. 

  • Wiped out: Event organizers explain cancellation

    By Les Rakes

    Guest Column

     

    The Wipeout was a household word for a few days in central Kentucky, so why was it cancelled, Aug. 16, just four days before it was scheduled?

  • For the record, not 'off' it

    I don't want to write this column, but I feel I must.

    An issue arose at last week's meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission meeting. It's not an issue unique to the commission, but to my surprise it has come up more than once in the last few years.

    That issue: claiming that something is "off the record" at a public forum or public meeting.

  • Mean girls

    Walking into the high school gymnasium as a freshman was probably one of the scariest experiences of my entire life.

    Not because I was a "green" freshman or because I was a little fish in a bigger pond. Rather, it was terrifying for me because I was bullied.

  • Lessons from a summer in Lebanon

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    When I first arrived at The Lebanon Enterprise office on May 25, the first thing I noticed was how cozy the building was. I figured that the newsroom would have at least 10 cubicles where employees sat quietly and typed out their stories, sometimes mingling by the coffee machine or talking quietly with each other.