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Columns

  • 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.

  • Come one, come all to see politics on display

    If you were hoping to avoid politics, well, you would be out of luck in Marion County.

    The Marion County Democratic Party held its annual pep rally Aug 18 at Centre Square. Usually, a few statewide figures make an appearance, but this year four of the six Democratic candidates for state office made the trip.

  • Be a voice for Caylee and Kara

    Disbelief, frustration, anger and utter sadness were some of the emotions felt worldwide recently when Casey Anthony was ruled "not guilty" in a Florida court of law for the death of her daughter, Caylee.

    So many people followed that case, and many of those people were outraged when the verdict was announced, almost as if Caylee had been their own child.

    And, in a way, Caylee was our child.

    She was my child.

    She was your child.

  • Epic sunburn

    I recently took an epic vacation to California, where I saw lots of celebrities, took a lot of pictures and had a lot of fun. I also came back with the worst sunburn I, and many of my friends and family, have ever seen. I won't include a picture or attempt to describe said burn, but let's just say things boiled over.

    I'm mainly healed now, thanks to antibiotic ointments and pills, but that doesn't mean I want to relive the experience, and I certainly don't want you to have to go through it.

  • Coupons... Cha Ching!

    As food prices continue to rise, many of us are pinching pennies and looking for ways to make our money go farther at the checkout counter. With wise purchasing practices and proper planning, you can prepare nutritious meals that your family will enjoy eating while saving money at the grocery store. Planning is the key.