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Today's Opinions

  • Push for higher dropout age continues

    At the end of each legislative session, there is understandably a lot of discussion about what the General Assembly has passed.
    Although not given as much fanfare, the early to middle part of summer is an important period as well, because – other than those relatively rare cases when there is a specific enactment date or an emergency clause – that is when all legislation actually takes effect.  This year, that date fell on June 25.

  • Remembering a friend

    A newspaper, like many work places, can make your co-workers feel like family. You spend a lot of time together, often more than you spend at home with your real family.

  • Letters to the editor, July 10

    Impressed with honor guard
    On June 28, 2013, my wife and I were at Lee’s Chicken in Lebanon sitting in the corner booth looking out the window when these gentlemen walked to the corner and were just standing there. They wore uniforms that appeared to be Navy uniforms. Then two other men walked up, and they were also wearing a uniform. Then suddenly, more and more kept walking up, each wearing a different uniform.

  • BIG MAC DECISION

    Last week, I announced that the Kentucky Department of Corrections would not enter into a new contract with Marion Adjustment Center once the current contract expires on June 30.
    It was a difficult decision, and brought an end to a successful partnership between the Commonwealth and MAC. This success is a direct result of MAC's effective programming and dedicated staff, and is in no way a reflection on the well-trained workforce and efficient operation in Marion County.
    The decision was strictly a function of inmate population and institutional capacity.

  • It's 'Live Action' - lighten up, y'all

    Don't poke Turtleman fans. They might bite.

  • It's 'Live Action' - lighten up, y'all

    Don't poke Turtleman fans. They might bite.

  • BIG MAC DECISION

    Last week, I announced that the Kentucky Department of Corrections would not enter into a new contract with Marion Adjustment Center once the current contract expires on June 30.
    It was a difficult decision, and brought an end to a successful partnership between the Commonwealth and MAC. This success is a direct result of MAC's effective programming and dedicated staff, and is in no way a reflection on the well-trained workforce and efficient operation in Marion County.
    The decision was strictly a function of inmate population and institutional capacity.

  • We are spoiled

    Last week was just one of “those weeks.”
    You know… one of those weeks where it seems everything goes wrong.
    Monday -  deadline day for us folks here at the newspaper - there was a flash flood in downtown Lebanon and several businesses, including the Enterprise, were flooded. At 5 p.m. Monday, we were frantically using stacks of old newspapers as if they were sand bags and moving computers away from incoming water. We managed to finish the paper before deadline, but we were frazzled, to say the least.