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Today's Opinions

  • Contact officials about distracted driving

    By Beth Flanagan

    Guest Columnist

     

  • Hot dogs, hold the mustard

    Governments big and small have been going through their rituals of transition this month. 

    The new Congress was sworn in last week, as was the new General Assembly in Kentucky. Governors around the country took office, and we recently had the swearing in for the new Lebanon City Council, local city commissions and Marion County Board of Education members.

    On a personal level, I'm grateful that we avoided the pomp and circumstance that sometimes surrounds these events.

  • Senate gets to work during opening week of the General Assembly

    Usually, the first week is an organizational week during which the different parties elect their leadership. This year was different. When we announced the Senate Majority legislative agenda in December, we committed to move aggressively on passing legislation regarding job creation, education, and transparent and responsive government. With the passage of these bills, the "Agenda for Prosperity," very few can say we didn't deliver on that promise this first week.

  • Letter: Small town honesty

    My family was visiting from Texas during Christmas. My grandson went to Walmart and lost his wallet, thinking it was gone for good with all his Christmas money in it. But, because of Lewis Browne and his honesty, my grandson has his wallet back. Lewis made calls until he was able to locate my grandson. Thank goodness there are still caring and honest people.

    Charlotte Falvai

    Lebanon

         

  • RESOLUTIONS

    While many people made (and have probably already broken) New Year's resolutions, we thought it might be worth recommending some resolutions for the community and the powers that be. So, here it goes.

     

    1.) Get E-911 already!

    The editorial staff of this newspaper (past and present) has been crusading for Enhanced 911 services for more than a decade and, as we start a new year, we will continue our cry for E-911.

  • From the pages of The Old Farmers Almanac

     

  • Don’t toss old seeds, test them

     

  • Low expectations

    Last week, I spoke with our local state legislators, State Rep. Terry Mills and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon.

    While both are in the majority party in their respective houses of the Kentucky legislature, neither has established the seniority or the political clout to assume a leadership position just yet, which is to say neither is likely to have tremendous influence on how things shake out at the Capitol between now and the end of March.