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Columns

  • 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.

  • 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.