Look in your medicine cabinet. Take a peek in your glove compartment. Glance at your kitchen counter.
You may not realize it, but you could be looking at one of the biggest drug problems facing Marion County and Kentucky.
When used carefully and correctly, prescription pills can go a long way toward treating a lot of medical issues. Unfortunately, it doesn't take much for a medical treatment to turn into chemical dependency.
We still have other drugs in our community, but prescription pills have become the biggest concern for local law enforcement.
I am writing to you about a letter I read in the paper two weeks ago. I was very disappointed to hear Anthony Epps wished he had never moved back here. Well, the truth is it made me mad. This community supported him for years. I looked up to him and I am older than he is. I know for a fact that The Lebanon Enterprise supported him, too. I just think he needs to put his problems in God's hands and not take it out on the community.
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.