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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Remember those in need

    The Community Service Center Board Members would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to anyone who donated food items or money to help others in need.

  • Letter: Book recommendation

    I just finished reading Homegrown and Memory Closet. How many of you remember Ninie Sooter Glasscock who is now Ninie Hammon? She used to write for our own Lebanon Enterprise and other local papers. She lives in London, England, now and has written several books. I really enjoyed these two books.  They are both about things that really happened around here, and if you lived here during the 80's you will recognize the specific events.

  • Letter: Kudos on snowflakes

    I would like to take this opportunity to publicly express my gratitude to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission for purchasing the "Snowflakes" for downtown as part of our decorations for the Christmas season.

    I have personally received many positive comments concerning the added beauty to our lighted garland and  peace banners.

  • Letter: We need more about our post office
  • Stress can make you sick

    "Are you safe? Are you sound? Are you whole? Are you well?"

    I was reminded of that memorable quote from Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who last week as I laid lifeless in bed for two days. I, like many of you, had become a victim of a vicious 48-hour virus (that actually lasted 72 hours).

    It was a very strange occurrence because, you see, I don't get sick.

    Or, so I thought.

  • Home or away

    People have asked - and for good reason - why the superintendent's residency matters. It doesn't affect what goes on in the classrooms in Marion County. It doesn't affect test scores. So, why is it an issue?

    It may seem trivial on first look, but it matters for reasons we have yet to hear anyone explain. The next superintendent's contract will have a residency clause, as it should. The question that has been asked, but not answered (at least not publicly), is why is this in the contract at all?

  • Higdon: Senate focuses on education, health care

    This was a very busy week in Frankfort with several rallies and many constituent visits. As for legislation, education and healthcare were the focus of a number of the bills we passed.

  • Mills: House approves corrections reform bill

    Each legislative session, the General Assembly spends much of its time on just a few areas: public safety, improving government services, education and our health.

    In the 2011 Regular Session, that focus in the Kentucky House can be found in such high profile bills as raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18, closing an unexpected deficit in Medicaid and cracking down on drunken driving. Many others also neatly fit within those categories.