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Today's Opinions

  • Training future workforce starts with community partnerships

    By Terri Thomas
    Client Services Manager
    Kentucky Career Center/Lincoln Trail

    Fall break was a restful time for many, but for several Marion County High School students, it was an opportunity to get a closer look at the high-demand field of engineering. Thanks to a dynamic partnership in Marion County, 19 students in the school’s Project Lead the Way program participated in a weeklong co-op program, gaining valuable hands-on experience with area employers.

  • Arts for all

     Kentucky Classic Theater is an asset that we hope continues to grow, attract visitors to our community and improve the quality of life in Marion County.

    In order to do that, it needs more financial support.

    In the past few years, the local theater company has been managed basically by one person, Robin Humphress of Lebanon. Financially, it has been funded through local sponsors and Humphress’s persistence. 

  • Arts for all

     Kentucky Classic Theater is an asset that we hope continues to grow, attract visitors to our community and improve the quality of life in Marion County.

    In order to do that, it needs more financial support.

    In the past few years, the local theater company has been managed basically by one person, Robin Humphress of Lebanon. Financially, it has been funded through local sponsors and Humphress’s persistence. 

  • Summit addresses fracking threat and energy choices

    By Chris Schimmoeller 

    With the dramatic expansion of the fracking industry in neighboring states and new interest in Kentucky’s deep shale formations, it’s important to look closely at the consequences of fossil fuel use and alternatives for Kentucky.

    The proposed Bluegrass hazardous liquids Pipeline was our wake up call.

  • Summit addresses fracking threat and energy choices

    By Chris Schimmoeller 

    With the dramatic expansion of the fracking industry in neighboring states and new interest in Kentucky’s deep shale formations, it’s important to look closely at the consequences of fossil fuel use and alternatives for Kentucky.

    The proposed Bluegrass hazardous liquids Pipeline was our wake up call.

  • Letter: Former radio personality suffers stroke

     For those of you wondering what happened to Carl Briggs, his thoughts are with you. A short while back he suffered a stroke an was admitted to a hospital in Doner, Delaware. Later he was transferred to Silver Lake Center where he is resting comfortably and will remain there for an undetermined amount of time. The stroke was on his left side, and at this point he is coming along well. He is thinking about you all in Lebanon and wishes you well.

    Carl can be reached at:

    Silver Lake Center

    1080 Silver Lake Blvd

    Doner, DE 19904-2010

  • Letter: Former radio personality suffers stroke

     For those of you wondering what happened to Carl Briggs, his thoughts are with you. A short while back he suffered a stroke an was admitted to a hospital in Doner, Delaware. Later he was transferred to Silver Lake Center where he is resting comfortably and will remain there for an undetermined amount of time. The stroke was on his left side, and at this point he is coming along well. He is thinking about you all in Lebanon and wishes you well.

    Carl can be reached at:

    Silver Lake Center

    1080 Silver Lake Blvd

    Doner, DE 19904-2010

  • Letter: Sen. McConnell votes against helping those in need

     Finally the truth about Sen. Mitch McConnell is coming out. With all the money from corporations and billionaires such as the Koch Bros., they are trying to buy the election. So far, it is not working. Even with all the dishonest ads, trying to connect Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes to our President, Sen. Harry Reed and saying she is against coal, it isn’t working, because truth wins out.