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Today's Opinions

  • Proud to be a Marion Countian

    I write this on Sunday night, 13 days after the "Declaration of Emergency" was faxed to State Emergency Management Headquarters and another letter was expedited to the Governor, stating that Marion County was lacking the necessary resources to adequately address the unfolding crisis.

    My first thought is - thank you God - to date Marion County, still to my  knowledge, has not had an ice storm related fatality. All the people in Marion  County, with the good Lords' help, are responsible for this miracle.

  • General Assembly is back to business

    As we reconvened the February portion of the 2009 General Assembly, one of the first orders of business was to hear Governor Steve Beshear deliver his State of the Commonwealth Address.

    The Governor began by mentioning the devastating ice storm that left thousands of our citizens without electricity and sheer destruction in its wake. I extend my thanks to Governor Beshear for successfully gaining federal aid for our state.

  • Marion County citizens showed their best during ice storm

    As I sat in front of my fireplace Friday morning, I reflected on my blessings and the events of recent days. Due to power outages, my fireplace was my only source of light. I remembered a story of Abe Lincoln doing his homework by the fireside. I tried reading The Lebanon Enterprise by firelight; however, it didn't work too well for me.

    But on to more serious issues: The past week's events are historic in Marion County. Never in modern history has our community been more challenged. The weather-related hardships were countless.

  • Letters to the editor, Feb. 11

    Marrett is a good Samaritan

    We would like to publicly show our appreciation to Lebanon City Councilman Kenny Marrett for helping supply our home with heaters and propane during this state of emergency. Without his help, we would have had to endure the frigid weather without any means of heat but blankets. We also understand he was forwarding the heaters to the next family in need. He is definitely a kind and compassionate individual.

  • Letters to the editor, Feb. 4

    Marion County's youth stepped up during ice storm

    I would like to commend all the young men who volunteered their own trucks, saws and labor during our recent disaster. From everything I witnessed, we older people will leave Marion County in great hands and good hearts.

    Magistrate Jackie Wicker

  • Coping together

    Driving down Riley-Gravel Switch Road on Friday morning, admiring and cursing the ice that covered the trees and power lines, I noticed a mailbox that read, "COPE."

    I passed it by, initially, not giving it a second thought.

    But, after a few feet, I stopped the truck and backed up to take a photo of that icy, rusty mailbox.

    That mailbox spoke volumes to me in regards to the past week in Marion County.

  • Facebook addict and proud of it

    Hello. My name is Stevie and I am a Facebook addict.

  • January is National Blood Donor Month

    Approximately every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Blood is needed every day for patients with blood disorders, those being treated for burns or undergoing chemotherapy, and premature babies, just to name a few. The need is constant.   However, just 38 percent of the United States population is eligible to give blood and just a fraction of those eligible - 8 percent - actually donate.