Today's Opinions

  • Let’s work together for our community
  • Epic fails, free throws and Coach Ferriell

    Editor’s note: This was originally published in October of 2011.



    That’s one of my nicknames, which was coined by my middle school basketball coach and physical education teacher at St. Charles Middle School - David Ferriell.

    “Girl, you been eatin’ too many taters,” he would say, teasing me during P.E. class.

  • Let’s get uncomfortable

    It’s really hard to step out of your comfort zone. 

    “Oh, don’t be afraid, everything is so much better outside of your comfort zone.” 

    That’s a phrase we probably here a lot. I know I hear it. And, yeah, I even say it. It’s one thing to just casually tell a friend or family member, “Hey it’s alright, just get out of your comfort zone,” and a totally different thing to actually do it yourself.

  • Abolish the death penalty

    Currently, I’ve become aware of the increase in advocates for the abolition of the death penalty in Kentucky. What a sensible development that is. It makes so much more sense than the current state law that allows people to kill people as a punishment for killing people. The logic of that stance is impossible for me to understand. Where then does the punishment for killing stop?

  • The Workforce Crisis Task Force: Crisis response in action

    Kentucky is enjoying economic growth, and the state continues to be home to successful established businesses as well as a hub for emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups.  

    The opportunities for Kentucky and the Lincoln Trail region are limitless, but the constraints on realizing those opportunities are real. Specifically, we face a workforce shortage in part due to this economic growth in so many sectors.

  • Apathy is a public nuisance

    One of my biggest frustrations as the publisher of The Lebanon Enterprise is when a legitimate problem and/or concern is brought to my attention, the newspaper reports on the problem to educate the community, but then nothing is done. 

    The newspaper itself can’t solve the problem. 

    I fully understand that. 

    That’s not the newspaper’s responsibility.

  • Does Lebanon need more?

    Sometimes, you look at an issue or need… a problem, and you think of all the ways in which you can solve it. Sometimes it is an easy fix, and other times… you just don’t have a straight answer. 

    Here at The Lebanon Enterprise, we’ve been working on an editorial about a concern—or complaint depending on how you look at it, about Lebanon itself. It is a concern that has been brought up to us numerous times, which instead has turned into a hundred more questions.

  • Montgomery making Marion County proud