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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: Save Nosey Now

    Nonprofit organization, Save Nosey Now, Inc., is asking several small towns in Kentucky to not allow the Great American Family Circus (aka Liebel Family Circus) to use their long-suffering elephant, Nosey (aka Tiny), in shows this month in Hazel, Marion, Wickliffe, Hanson and Eddyville. Nosey has been with the Florida circus family for over three decades, and Save Nosey Now, Inc. wishes to see her in one of the three true elephant sanctuaries in North America.

  • Three questions parents need to ask before ‘helping’

    By Katherine L. Stone, Ph.D. and Laura Bonzo-Sims, Ed.D.

  • Manufacturing Month shines light on opportunities, training resources

    By Daniel Carney

    In the Lincoln Trail region and across Kentucky, employers, educators, economic development professionals and community organizations are turning their attention to modern manufacturing.
    One of our economy’s strongest engines, manufacturers employ more than one of every five workers in our eight-county region. Further, the industry offers plenty of opportunity for new workers as demand grows and older workers retire.

  • Power of the press is the content, not the delivery platform

    By Gene Policinski
    Newseum CEO

    WASHINGTON — The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.

  • Learn the facts about your health care needs

    By Anne Harrison, PT, PhD and Marilyn Fox, PhD

    The U.S. health care system is very complex, but one thing is clear: it’s expensive. The U.S. spent $3.2 trillion dollars overall on health care in 2015, about $9,900 per person, or 17.5 percent of our gross domestic product. That’s why it’s vital that everyone understands the basics of the current law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) and compare it to the various healthcare bills being proposed by Congress.

  • Every month should be National Recovery Month

    To the editor:

    September was National Recovery Month — a month when those effected by drug addiction take time to celebrate those who have succeeded in recovery and remember those who have lost their life to addiction.

  • Enterprise does an outstanding job

    To the editor:

    We appreciate The Lebanon Enterprise and Publisher Stevie Lowery including us in the Sept. 17 edition of the publication and their pictorial record of the Ham Days festival and celebration.

    Stevie and her staff continue to do an outstanding job of keeping subscribers up-to-date on everything about Lebanon and Marion County.

  • Employers struggling to find able-bodied Kentuckians

    Autumn is already upon us as we celebrate the return of fall colors and cooler weather. In advance of the special session, members of the Kentucky General Assembly have been busy during the interim period. Although we are not in session currently, there are many issues that face our Commonwealth that can be addressed outside of the convened legislative body including hearing from citizens across the state about issues that directly affect them.