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Opinion

  • Some things just make sense.
    Some things make so much sense that there is no reason to debate or have lengthy discussions about them. Sometimes certain things make so much sense that we should all exclaim, “Yes! Let’s do it! Let’s make it happen!”

  • Mom was always concerned about all children's well being. She loved all children, and she couldn't understand why innocent children as young as 1 year old were being abused, molested and even killed by evil and wicked people.
    American children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of abuse and neglect. Every year, more than three million reports of child abuse are made involving more than six million children in the United States.

  • Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Devin Dewayne Abell to the Enterprise and to The Springfield Sun after the vandalism that occurred at the new Washington County High School building.

  • Things had been relatively quiet around the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission for the past few years.
    After a period of controversy, during which the commission’s continued existence was in question and a former executive director left for a job in a larger organization, things seemed to settle down. Even when the next director left and Carla Abbi (formerly Carla Wagner) rose to the executive director’s seat, the commission seemed to make a relatively smooth transition.

  • By the Frankfort State Journal editorial staff

    Looking for an exotic vacation spot? Tired of trips to the beach, the mountains or an amusement park? Need a place where the family can go to let off a little steam, maybe some aggression, make some noise, mess up some stuff?

  • By Kenny Fogle
    Executive Director
    Tri-County Kentucky United Way

  • By Carter Dyson
    Carter Dyson is One Stop Director for Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail

  • “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” - Margaret Mead

    Labor Day is Monday.
    The only reason you probably know that is because you get an extra day off work (hopefully), or your kids don’t have school that day.
    For many of us, Labor Day is the symbolic end of summer. (Can someone please pass the Kleenex?)
    However, in terms of a “holiday,” Labor Day probably doesn’t mean much to you.
    But, it should.
    Labor Day is a public holiday held in honor of working people.

  • By Carter Dyson
    One Stop Director for Kentucky Career Center

    Every job requires a certain mix of skills and knowledge. A welder must read blueprints, retailers must have merchandising knowledge, software developers typically need to know C++ and so on.
    Yet, the skills that many employers value the most apply to nearly every position in every field. These skills, commonly referred to as soft skills, can give you an incredible edge whether you’re looking for your next career opportunity or already on the job.

  • Ring the bell
    Last week’s school board meeting revealed two very different aspects of the school district. Employees of the central office delivered thorough presentations of the current environment and the prospective school year. All deserve recognition of a job well done and encouragement to keep up the good work.

  • Every week when I'm at the Marion County Judicial Center doing my public record chore I regularly and repeatedly hear people say "no" to being an organ donor when renewing their driver's license.
    It infuriates me.
    I just don't get it.

  • By Rick Games

    For more than a century, America has had a fascination – a love affair, some say – with automobiles.
    Cars and trucks are more than transportation for us. In fact, few things are so deeply rooted in our culture. After all, most of us can hum the tune of “Little Red Corvette,” or “409” and recognize celebrity cars from Steve McQueen’s Mustang to Herbie the Love Bug.

  • "Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret."
    - Mary Kay Ash

    I have worked at The Lebanon Enterprise for 12 years now, and the people I work with have become a second family to me.
    I’m not just saying that. I mean it.
    I think they would agree with me, too.
    We are a family.
    We’ve experienced lots of ups and downs together.

  • By Gabby Barnes
    Guest columnist

  • By Dennis Hagan
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: This column was written in response to a column that appeared in the July 23 edition of the Enterprise.

    When I take a look around our great nation (through my own eyes versus the mass media), I see a nation that continues to bloom with compassion and good will. Where great people work hard every day to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in economics and education.

  • Years ago J.T. Whitlock would run PSA commercials every year when school started. One of his favorite messages was “Drive slow and let them grow.” I thought these were a little on the corny side, but they were effective. Folks, school is starting this week and everyone is a little excited and out of their summer routine. Traffic will be heavy with all the moms and dads headed to school with their children for that first day. School buses will be out on the roads after a short summer recess. So, slow down, be patient and remember: Drive slow and let them grow.

  • High expectations?
    A few years ago, our school district, not the current administration, decided to move the passing grade from 70 percent to 60 percent for middle and high school students. I believe this is an unsound idea for many reasons, not the least of which is that it clearly sends a message that we will accept less and still portray it as mastery. In a “nutshell” we preach high expectations and then lower them.

  • Marion County is a happening place.
    In this week’s edition, we have stories and photos from many different events and attractions that took place within our county lines just this past week.

  • Cinema at the Square is Friday, Aug. 1. This family movie event will celebrate the end of summer reading and kickoff going back to school. All ages are welcome to attend this movie on the lawn at Centre Square.
    The doors will open at 7 p.m. with activities and games planned before
    The movie starts at dusk. Participants can bring their chairs, blankets and snacks, or they can purchase concessions like popcorn and snow cones from the Marion County Public Library Friends of The Library. Proceeds will support future library events.