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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • A salute to the Lebanon High Class of 1970

    It was Saturday evening, Aug. 7, 2010.

    Place: Henning’s Restaurant

    Occasion: Lebanon High School Class of 1970 reunion!

    And believe you me, we came from far and near! Alabama, Denver and Maryland just to name a few.

  • Snakes in the grass, politicians on our TVs

    Last week, we had a letter to the editor asking people not to kill rattlesnakes, while elsewhere in the paper we had two photos of people holding rattlesnakes they had killed.

    The irony was not lost on the newspaper staff, as I'm sure it wasn't lost on you.

    The issue reminded me of a story from my own past, when I was an intern at the Sweetwater Reporter in Sweetwater, Texas. Sweetwater is the home of the world's largest rattlesnake round-up (or so they claim). I wasn't working there at the time of that year's round-up, but I did see a few rattlesnakes that summer.