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Opinion

  • Early last month, just a few days into the 2013 Regular Session, Governor Beshear and numerous state legislators from both parties gathered in support of a major building initiative for many of our public four-year universities.

  • With the rise of socialist Babylon in the White House, it seems time for laws to protect Kentucky,
    1. A law making it illegal to occupy any part of Kentucky by unconstitutional U.N. actions or federal actions.
    2. A law ordering all Kentucky police officers to arrest any person, federal officer or U.N. command action troops who try to enforce unconstitutional laws to confiscate property or people within the boundaries of the state of Kentucky.

  • By Dr. Chuck Hamilton
    Marion County Superintendent

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  • By Dr. Chuck Hamilton, Marion County Superintendent

  • Last week was significant as the first piece of legislation for the 2013 General Assembly was signed into law.

  • With the rise of socialist Babylon in the White House, it seems time for laws to protect Kentucky,
    1. A law making it illegal to occupy any part of Kentucky by unconstitutional U.N. actions or federal actions.
    2. A law ordering all Kentucky police officers to arrest any person, federal officer or U.N. command action troops who try to enforce unconstitutional laws to confiscate property or people within the boundaries of the state of Kentucky.

  • Early last month, just a few days into the 2013 Regular Session, Governor Beshear and numerous state legislators from both parties gathered in support of a major building initiative for many of our public four-year universities.

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  • In the Feb. 6 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise, there was a mistake in the story about David Ray Clarkson Jr.’s struggle with mental illness. The story stated that in Kentucky if you have a Medicaid card it will pay for mental health treatment or substance abuse treatment, but not both. Actually, Medicaid pays for mental health treatment, but not substance abuse treatment.

  • For the first time in 11 years, Lynn Farris and Mike Thacker are bringing tuna back. (Not to be confused with bringing sexy back.)
    They are older.
    They are wiser (allegedly).
    And one of them has lost practically all of his hair.
    But, they’ve still got “it” on stage.
    I spent an hour with them Saturday and laughed with them (and at them) the entire time.
    So, what made them decide to bring the play “Greater Tuna” back to the stage?

  • In a 30-day “short session” like this year, it’s difficult for both chambers to fully consider the hundreds of bills that have been filed. However, over the last two weeks, the Senate has taken early action on major legislation, giving the House more time to study those bills.
    This week the Senate passed important bills addressing school safety, the state’s General Fund debt, economic development and healthcare.

  • It was with dismay, I took in the full reality of the headline’s forboding – “Maker's Mark cutting alcohol volume in its bourbon.”
    My first reaction was one of disbelief, hoping against hope this was a joke, a prank, an effort by some online troll to foment rebellion and insurgency inside the Commonwealth.
    Well, turns out, this was not the case – this was a reality, a reality I could hardly believe. Apparently, dropping from 90-proof to 84-proof was going to increase the marketable product by six percent.

  • First of all I would like to say I’m very grateful to Tammy and April Lawson for having the courage to step up and tell their story of their loved one David Ray Clarkson Jr. I am truly sorry for their loss.
    My story is a lot like their story. I have a family member who is going through the same thing as David did. There seems to be no help for them out there. We don’t have facilities for the mentally challenged and they definitely need help. They don’t just need to be thrown into jail, which only makes it worse. They need to be rehabilitated.

  • For those who regularly follow the General Assembly, this past week in the Kentucky House of Representatives offered a little bit of nostalgia, given that several of the bills we voted on have been through the chamber before.

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  • Mary Clyde (Wilson) Bettge, a native of Bradfordsville and well known to many in Marion County passed away recently on Dec. 12, 2012 in north Virginia. Her passion was genealogy and that’s how we met in 1996. It’s ironic that my “letter to the editor” in October of 1996 thanking the community of Lebanon for their assistance and friendliness, when I was stranded for a long weekend due to car trouble, caught Mary Clyde’s eye. 

  • I am writing to congratulate the Marion County High School Lady Knights basketball team and to wish them the best of luck for the remainder of the season. This has been a spectacular season for the Lady Knights and their fans.

  • There are some stories that just need to be told.