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Columns

  • 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.

  • You might be from Marion County if...

    "You might be from Marion County if..."

    I never imagined that simple phrase would spark so much interest, but it did last week when I started a group on Facebook called simply that, "You might be from Marion County if..." (Not to be confused with Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck if..." one-liners. Some might say those two phrases are one in the same, but I disagree... Somewhat.)

  • Comic Con is worth the effort for all the fun

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    As any geek who actually leaves their bedroom knows, the San Diego Comic Con is basically the Mecca for nerds. The convention, which takes place four days in July every year, is housed in San Diego, Calif., and attracts at least 125,000 patrons every year. And this year, once again, one of those patrons was me. 

  • Smoking: The truth never hurts

    The purpose is to get people to quit. Simple as that.

    The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that beginning in September 2012, it will require larger, more prominent health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States.

    The changes will be the first in more than 25 years and are "a significant advancement in communicating the dangers of smoking," according to the FDA.

  • It's official: three seek governor's seat

    The last free man in America has made it official. Gatewood Galbraith has been campaigning for governor for several months, but last week he and his running mate, Dea Riley, finally turned in their petition to be included on the November ballot to the Secretary of State's Office.

    Galbraith will appear on the ballot as an independent candidate along our incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, and Senate President David Williams, a Republican.

  • Innocent until proven guilty

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    Like half the population of the United States (and at this point, even the world), I took an interest in the Casey Anthony trial, which recently reached a verdict, as most of you already know. I wouldn't say I was obsessed with it on a Nancy Grace scale, but I would tune in every once in a while to watch the trial and home videos that were broadcast on every news channel. 

  • Don't get beat by the heat

    With the way things have been going this summer, maybe we should all take a lesson from the Dallas Mavericks.

    That's right, we need to do what we can to beat the heat.

    Weather forecasters are calling for temperatures in the 90s in several parts of Kentucky this week, with the potential for heat indexes as high as 110 degrees. For our purposes, the heat index would be the opposite of wind chill factor.

  • Don't forget about Kara

    Every day when I arrive to work and when I leave to go home, I see Kara Tingle Rigdon's face.

    For months, a missing person's poster has been taped on the Enterprise's front door that includes Kara's photo and information about her disappearance.

    This Sunday, July 17, will mark the one-year anniversary of when she was last seen.

  • A quest for sanity goes through the woods

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    My life has been awesome. I know that sounds like bragging, but it's true. I've taken great vacations, made so many great friends, had so many wonderful teachers and professors and had so many great opportunities. 

  • Could you pass the citizenship test?

    By Jeff Moreland

    Landmark News Servic

     

    We all like to think of ourselves as patriotic and good American citizens.