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Editorials

  • Remember Our Troops

    By Alicia Matthews

     

    Christmas is here, it's that time of year -

    Everyone is rushing, spreading good cheer!

    But far, far away in a land strange to most - 

    Our troops stand watch, at our Bases and Posts.

     

    Our children are excited to sit on Santa's lap -

  • Bill of goods

    State officials are often accused of trying to balance the budget on the backs of county governments.

    HB 463, which was approved earlier this year, may turn out to be the latest example of that.

    When Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill into law, he touted the legislation as an effort to be tough and smart on crime. The bill was also promoted as a way to save the state $422 million over the next 10 years.

  • In the spotlight

    We can understand why Anthony Epps would be upset.

    We doubt anyone wants to have their name in the paper for being arrested for DUI. The same would be true for whatever punishment is handed down from the courts if that person is found or pleads guilty.

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    The recent discussions regarding the possible need for school uniforms or a district-wide dress code has reminded us of the old adage, "If it's not broken, why fix it?"

  • Stopping cyberbullies

    You probably know a parent who has said, "My child would never do something like that."

    You may even be one of those parents.

    Either way, they (or you) are wrong.

    Kids, all kids, are capable of doing the wrong thing. We don't say this to be critical of kids, but rather to acknowledge what kids will do. If you doubt this, think about every wrong you or someone you knew did when you were growing up.

  • Law is the law

    Dennis George made an open records request of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission on Sept. 23. As of Oct. 20, he had not received the records he requested.

    That is unacceptable.

  • Changes are coming

    Marion County voters should expect changes next year.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is in the process of changing the boundaries of its magisterial districts, and as a result, thousands of voters may find themselves voting in a different precinct in 2012. (Perhaps it’s fortunate for county officials that they aren’t up for election until 2014.)

  • Re-Development

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has had some challenging times recently. After a year of seemingly constant public discussion about the direction tourism should go, and even about whether or not the commission should continue to exist, the commissioners will be making a huge decision in the near future when they select the next executive director.

  • Step One

    In the book, Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction, author Luke Davies writes, “When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want to stop, you can’t...”

    We are confident that statement hits home for anyone who has fought or is fighting an addiction. And, we know family members and friends of addicts can also relate. 

    Addiction is an ugly thing.

  • GRAND SLAM

    In baseball, grand slams are only possible when a batter takes advantage of a rare opportunity. The circumstances have to be just right, and on the rare occasions when that happens, the batter still has to capitalize on the situation.

    This year, Lebanon got that kind of opportunity, and it knocked one out of the park.

    The 2011 Kentucky State Little League Tournament came to town July 16-21, and the Marion County Little League did a marvelous job as the tournament host.