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Editorials

  • Rooms to grow

    This past weekend was the most recent example that Lebanon can and does attract visitors.

    Last week, those visitors were the participants in the 2012 Jets Over Kentucky event, which has become the largest remote control jet showcase in the United States and possibly the world.

  • Girls who rock

    Mobile, Ala., got another sample of Kentucky pride last week when a Marion County contingent took the city by storm in support of Paige Wilson who competed in the Distinguished Young Woman competition.

    But, the folks in Mobile should be getting used to Kentuckians by now. After all, last year it seemed as if half the state traveled there to root for Marion County's own Christine Mattingly in the 2011 national program.

    Both young women have represented our state and our county well.

  • For the health of it

    Kentucky is proud to be ranked highly when it comes to basketball, but when it comes to obesity, it's not something we like to brag about.

    But, it's a reality, nonetheless.

    Last year, Kentucky was ranked the sixth fattest state in the country, according to a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH). The report states that 31.5 percent of our state's population is obese.

    But, it hasn't always been this way.

  • Racism in Raywick

    There's no denying that the City of Raywick has a reputation.

    Historically, it's experienced some rowdy times.

    And, in the past, it wasn't always the most welcoming city toward African-Americans.

    In fact, there was a time when it would have been shocking to even see an African-American inside Raywick's city limits.

    But, times have changed. People have changed.

    Or, have they?

  • Growth opportunity

    Industrial hemp hasn't been legal to grow in the United States for decades.
    Not that people haven't wanted to grow it, but right or wrong, hemp has been lumped in with its botanical cousin, marijuana, for a long time.

  • Final rush of bills as the end of session nears

    We are entering the home-stretch of the 2012 General Assembly with the attendant rush of bills as legislators feel the urgency of the dwindling days. The Senate had a very full week with legislation, committee meetings, and we received the budget proposal from the House as well as the state's road plan. Visits from groups ranging from home-schoolers to the AARP to 4H also came to the capitol to see their legislator and press for their causes.

  • Let's hear it for the girls

    The Marion County Lady Knights have a lot to celebrate.
    They have completed the most successful run in the history of Marion County girls basketball. During the past three seasons, the Lady Knights have won back-to-back-to-back regional titles. They've made it to the final four of the Sweet Sixteen two years in a row.
    And this year, they became the first Lady Knights team to reach the state finals.
    Let that sink in for a moment.

  • Give what you can

    We spent much of two days last week watching radar, looking for up-to-the-minute weather reports and seeing what could be heading our way. We were spared any major damage, but we have seen how devastating the system was through national and state news reports.

    We also know about the generosity of Marion Countians. We witnessed it firsthand with the ice storm and the flooding that affected our community in recent years.

  • Raise your glasses

    If you support tourism in Lebanon, last week was a reason to celebrate.
    Not only did the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission welcome its new executive director, but the community was able to celebrate what could become our next tourist attraction.
    The tourist commission had a rough year in 2011 for more reasons than we care to list here, but 2012 has gotten off to a much better start.

  • Leading by example

    Marion County has many reasons to be proud right now.
    We have the top girls basketball team in the state, numerous published (and soon-to-be published) authors, top-performing schools and, of course, the Turtleman, who continues to make the headlines and airwaves for his... ahem... talents.
    Saturday evening, Marion County added another accomplishment to our list.