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Today's Opinions

  • Campaign season is back again

    Like unsightly weeds, campaign signs are starting to pop up in yards across Marion County. No doubt, most sign-posters are sincere in their support of the candidates' whose names adorn their yards, but that doesn't make them any more pleasant to see. But that also means Election Day is coming. This year, it's Nov. 2. With today's edition, we begin our coverage of the 2010 general election.

  • DMB kicks off big, easy adventure

    It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Last week, I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit "The Big Easy" and, I can say with full certainty, New Orleans is alive and well. After hearing stories from my mother, who lived in the French Quarter in the 1960s, I jumped at the chance to visit the city with my friend, Ann, who won tickets to the NFL Kickoff concert featuring the Dave Matthews Band. And... Oh yeah... Some sweet, young gal named Taylor Swift.

  • Quran, Quran: No-no-notorious

    A pastor of a small Florida church made waves internationally after the national media picked up a story about his plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11.

  • '$15 extra' does matter to families

    I am not a person to normally write to the newspaper. But I was so upset this week that I have to express my concerns.

  • More questions than answers remain about pain clinic

    This week, The Enterprise is running a news story about Lebanon Medical Solutions.

    Working on this story has been an unusual experience for me as a reporter. Usually, when I do a story about a new business, the owners want people to know where they are and what services they are offering to the community.

  • The man we will execute

    Gregory Wilson is scheduled to be executed on Sept. 16, by signed "command" of Kentucky's governor. As Gregory is now a face on front pages and a topic of public discussion, I ask to put a face and character to the person who will be killed in the name of Kentucky's citizens. I bear witness that he is not the same man who committed the crime.

  • Good Resonance

    The Sisters of Loretto have had a major presence in Kentucky and in Marion County in particular for hundreds of years. From their beginnings, they have sought to better the communities in which they work in a number of ways.

    Some of those ways have been more prominent than others, such as their work as educators. Visitors are welcome to walk around the grounds of the Motherhouse, located just outside Loretto. They offer retreat space for groups and for individuals as well.

    But another service they offer has been more subtle.

  • Fighting addictions

    Addiction.

    Many of us have seen what addiction can do to a human being. Whether it’s an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or a number of other things, addiction ruins lives. Sometimes, it ends lives too soon.

    I know. I’ve seen it happen.