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Today's Opinions

  • Celebrate Safely

    "What are you doing for New Year's?"

    There's a good chance you have been asked or will be asked that question some time in the next few days. We hope that you do something you'll enjoy, whether it's dancing the night away, toasting the new year with friends and family or just spending a quiet night at home.

  • An act of defiance?

    By Joseph B. Stevens
    Guest columnist

    As I listened to the Marion County School Superintendent's defiant tone on the radio this morning, he sounded like a person that is threatened by the incoming school board, and he also sounded like he was challenging the new school board to bring facts to the table about what is happening in Marion County schools. So, let's lay some facts on the table:

  • 'Mommy, is this fattening?'

    "Mommy, is this fattening?" my four-year-old son asked as I sat down on the couch beside him with a bowl of popcorn.
    Completely shocked, I replied, "No, honey, it's not fattening. And you don't need to worry about that anyway."
    As he began to munch on the popcorn and watch his favorite Spiderman cartoon, I wondered to myself, "Why on earth would he ask such a thing? He's four years old, why would he even care?"
    But, I already knew why. And, I'm ashamed to say that I'm to blame.

  • Letter: Superintendent explains school closing decisions

    This letter will hopefully be of help to all concerned parties regarding the cancellation of Marion County Public Schools in the impending case of inclement weather.

  • Letter: Cancel my subscription

    As an editor you are entitled to your opinion. Personally, I think it stinks!!!!

  • Letter: Tennis tournament benefits from tourist commission

    In light of a recent news article, I write to provide information about the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission's efforts in assisting the 2010 Farmers National Bank Heart of Kentucky Tennis Open. The FNB Heart of Kentucky Tennis Open has been a late summer annual event in Lebanon for the last five years. Lebanon is one of only eight cities that participates in the Central Kentucky Tennis Series competition. The Kentucky USTA named the CKTS as the 2010 community tennis association for the state.

  • Letter: Enjoyed holiday festival

    My husband and I had such a great time in Lebanon during the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival. Your tourism director, Chris Hamilton, and Christy Lee were so hospitable. We loved seeing the lights at Ruley's Santa Claus Land, Maker's Mark and bull riding at XB Arena! We can definitely say we had the small town Christmas experience!
    Stacey Battoclette
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Letter: Good job, Governor

    I applaud Governor Steve Beshear for stepping in and working with AK Steel and the Environmental Protection Agency in trying to resolve environmental violations at the Ashland coal plant. According to a Dec. 9 article in The (Ashland, Ky.) Independent, company representatives acknowledge problems at the plant and project $50 million to resolve these problems to the satisfaction of the EPA. I wish the governor and AK well, and hope that they will come to the reasonable solution they seek If they are successful, many good-paying jobs will be saved.