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Columns

  • Bad time to cut anti-hunger programs

    By Tamara Sandburg

     

    Demand for emergency food assistance has increased significantly as families in Kentucky have been pummeled by the recession and an unemployment rate over 9 percent. Too many are forced to accept reduced wages and hours while gas prices are up over 30 percent and food prices are up more than 6 percent. In the end, struggling families are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet.  

  • What does that grade really mean?

    By Stacey Hall

  • Time to do your duty in the office of citizen

    Election Day 2011 is just around the corner. If you are registered to vote, please go to the polls Nov. 8 to give your input about who should lead our state for the next four years.

    I could write about the latest opinion polls, but frankly, I've never really liked the horse-race aspect of election coverage. Polls have been used to justify excluding (and even more rarely, including) candidates in debates, which I think is a poor criteria (but that's another column).

  • Celebrate our roots and branches

    By Richard Goodin, OFM


  • Politicians, speak English please!

    With all the debate in this country about immigration reform and immigrants needing to learn English, I would like to address the language of another group that is really difficult to grasp.

    The language of career, professional politicians is just beyond me. I’m glad that I’m a country, hayseed journalist who interviews real people who can answer a question, in plain, everyday English that even a fifth-grader can understand.

  • ‘Polio Sundays’ saved lives 50 years ago

    By Linda Ireland

    Landmark News Service

     

    I got a flu shot last week. It didn’t hurt and I got a nice booklet of coupons for my trouble.

    It seems that getting an annual vaccination for a variety of ills has turned routine, something we take for granted. One local pharmacy will even bring the shots to your workplace.

  • Epic fails, free throws and Coach Ferriell

    “Taters!”

    That’s one of my nicknames, which was coined by my middle school basketball coach and physical education teacher at St. Charles Middle School - the infamous David Ferriell.

    “Girl, you been eatin’ too many taters,” he would say, teasing me during P.E. class.

  • Dear God, It's me again

    By Delena Trent, Guest columnist

    Since our inception in 1993, The Caring Place has written many articles in The Lebanon Enterprise. I have given insight of the feelings and the pain of domestic violence from the point of view from the women who have experienced it. I have explained to you about the struggles of the families who came to us and what they face daily. We have also given the perspectives from staff.

  • DIY Fright Night

    People like being scared.

    Not all the time, but with certain safeguards in place, people enjoy a good startle.

    That's why roller coasters and horror films remain popular. They give us a chance to experience something spooky without any serious risk of real physical harm, assuming the rides are inspected and regularly maintained.

    With Halloween fast approaching, we'll see plenty of ghouls, ghosts and goblins roaming the streets.

  • Living faith better than preaching it

    By Larry Rowell

    Landmark News Service

     

    The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States states that while Americans have the right to practice a religion of their choice, no government body has the right to establish a religion.