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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: Community supports the arts

    The Marion County Heritage Center and the Lebanon Tourism Commission have been especially supportive of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets desire to bring the Arts to Lebanon and Marion County. KBT hosted a concert with two of the finest baroque trumpeters in the world and many businesses and individuals really supported  this concert.  St. Augustine Church provided the venue for our concert and Center Square provided a location for the master class and rehearsal space.

  • Between sessions, legislative work continues

    As you may know, the interim is in full swing with committees continuing to meet to study new issues and to review the progress of newly enacted laws. These committees are made up of both Senate and House members and are known as Interim Joint Committees. I chair the Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee and the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation. I serve on nine other committees and task forces that tackle issues ranging from to energy to education to health and welfare to economic development and tourism, among others.

  • Big Brother is listening

    By Sen. Rand Paul

    When Americans expressed outrage last week over the seizure and surveillance of Verizon's client data by the National Security Agency, President Obama responded: "In the abstract, you can complain about Big Brother... but when you actually look at the details, I think we've struck the right balance."

  • Relay is a reality check

    I’m ashamed to admit this, but Friday night was the first Marion County Relay for Life event I’ve ever participated in. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve attended numerous Relay for Life events, but always from behind the lens of my camera. I’ve never actually been a part of the event, so to speak.

  • Relay is a reality check

    I’m ashamed to admit this, but Friday night was the first Marion County Relay for Life event I’ve ever participated in. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve attended numerous Relay for Life events, but always from behind the lens of my camera. I’ve never actually been a part of the event, so to speak.

  • What’s wrong with a little pipeline through KY?

    By Sister Claire McGowan, OP
    Guest columnist

    Some local citizens have heard about a proposed Bluegrass Pipeline to run through Nelson and 17 other Kentucky counties on its way from Pennsylvania and New York to the Gulf area. Some haven’t. Many are seeking more information. It might be helpful to lay out some of the issues from the perspective of community sustainability.

  • Looking at agriculture and Kentucky’s economy

    While it should surprise no one that agriculture is one of Kentucky’s biggest industries, we got a much clearer picture late last month of just how much of an impact it has on our economy.
    According to the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, the commonwealth’s farmers are the foundation for more than $46 billion in annual revenue.

  • Letter to the editor: Community supports the arts

    The Marion County Heritage Center and the Lebanon Tourism Commission have been especially supportive of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets desire to bring the Arts to Lebanon and Marion County. KBT hosted a concert with two of the finest baroque trumpeters in the world and many businesses and individuals really supported  this concert.  St. Augustine Church provided the venue for our concert and Center Square provided a location for the master class and rehearsal space.