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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor, Dec. 3

    Where did your freedom come from?

    Some will say it is a gift from God, like the rights he gives you as natural, free citizens.

    His 10 Commandments and Lord's Prayer have pointed you in the proper direction.

    Apparently, it has taken many conflicts and wars to maintain our freedom.

    On Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor, America lost 4,522 dead, wounded and missing. American had time to retool for war then, but not now. It is a nuclear age.

  • Give thanks

    Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It is a chance for us to gather with family and friends to reflect on the great blessings that we enjoy as Americans.

    Of course, we have come a long way since the first Thanksgiving meal celebrated by the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621. They had very little food to eat and their shelters did not provide proper protection from the icy cold temperatures of their new homeland.

  • Letter: Great American Smokeout

    Great American Smokeout 2008   Each year in November, Americans celebrate the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke Out. This year will be the 33rd such annual event. The Great American Smoke Out is a designated day where smokers from across our nation unite in cause and commit to give up smoking for one day.

  • TIME TO ACT

    The most recent Marion County Public Schools' district facilities plan identified Calvary and Lebanon elementary schools, Marion County High School and the Marion County Area Technology Center as the four buildings with the greatest need for construction and renovation.

    Of those four, the Marion County Board of Education frequently spoke about Calvary Elementary and the tech center as the two top priorities.

  • Saving man's best friend

    The sparkle in Ellie's eyes said it all when she, along with 46 of her furry friends, were loaded onto the PetSmart Charities' Rescue Waggin' at the Marion County Animal Shelter last week.

    The big kiss she gave community service worker Scotty Johnson was also a clear indication of the puppy's excitement. And, in a way, that wet, soppy kiss was a big thank you.

  • Photos make time stand still

    Photos make time stand still.

    They capture moments in life and keep them in that very moment forever.

    Photos are treasures that I hold so dear to me, and apparently many Marion Countians feel the same. Within the past few months, we have been accepting photos for our first ever photo contest and to my amazement and utter glee we had 44 entries. Each photo submitted is unique and special in its own way. Each photo tells a story. And we plan to share those photos with you next week in The Lebanon Enterprise and on our web site.

  • Mistakes, pirates and YouTube, oh my

    Before I do anything else, I want to acknowledge a factual error in last week's column. In 1984, Ronald Reagan won an overwhelming electoral victory, but it wasn't against Michael Dukakis.

    Alert reader James Spragens notified me of the mistake. Reagan actually ran against Walter Mondale.

    I still stand by the premise of the column. I just wanted to acknowledge the error.

    - Speaking of errors, the unfortunate events that have affected Marion County High School for the past two weeks garnered the attention of Louisville and Lexington television stations.

  • Letters to the Editor, Nov. 26

    School, students, law enforcement went above and beyond

    As a parent of a student at Marion County High School, I want to commend the administration of the school and the school system, state and local law enforcement for the way in which they handled the recent tragic situation that was encountered by the school, the students and the community at large.