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Opinion

  • It's been a few weeks since the most recent drug court graduation was held in the 11th Circuit, which includes Marion County, but for those who completed the program, it was a significant event.

    It was both a recognition and a reminder that they can and have been living their lives drug and alcohol free.

    Bobby Burke Sr. of Lebanon is one of those graduates.

  • Yard sale leftovers? Donate to The Caring Place

    The staff at The Caring Place hopes that everyone enjoys their yard sale adventures this weekend.

    The Caring Place has a full house at this time and several of our families are getting ready to move into their own homes. Please keep in mind that they have left their homes with very few personal items and no furniture.

  • National media commentators have made a big deal about President Barack Obama's relatively poor showing in the May 22 Kentucky Primary. Considering that he didn't have any opposition, it probably does mean something that more than 42 percent of the Democrats who did vote cast their ballots for uncommitted.

    On the Republican side former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received 66.8 percent of his party's votes.

  • By Erin McCoy

    It's about time there was a backlash against skyrocketing college tuition costs that are dooming countless young people in America to a lifetime of debt.

  • For all of the steps forward the Marion County School System has taken in the last year, it appears that they have taken a giant step backwards this spring.

    From the meeting notes of the Marion County High School Site Base Council, it appears that Marion County High School has once again hired Anthony Epps as an assistant coach for both the football and girls basketball teams.

  • The staff at The Caring Place hopes that everyone enjoys their yard sale adventures this weekend.

    The Caring Place has a full house at this time and several of our families are getting ready to move into their own homes. Please keep in mind that they have left their homes with very few personal items and no furniture.

    If you have any furniture or household items that you would like to donate to our residents please take them to The Caring Closet (Tuesday through Friday).

  • By Max Heath
    Guest Columnist

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.
    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed 1789.

  • Lessons in equality are still being learned.

    You may have seen a national news item about Our Lady of Sorrows Academy, which recently decided to forfeit the Arizona Charter Athletic Association state baseball championship game against Mesa Preparatory Academy.

    Had Our Lady of Sorrows suspended players for misbehavior? Did the school discover some kind of cheating scandal?

  • If you saw a crowd of people running on treadmills on Main Street in Lebanon Friday, along with a life-size bulldog doing the humpty dance, don't freak out. You weren't seeing things.

    Friday, The Lebanon Enterprise hosted its first annual Main Street Treadmill Challenge.

    The event's goal was two-fold:

    One, to raise money for Girls on the Run;

    And, two, to promote health and wellness in our community.

  • The final paragraph of the story in the May 16 Enterprise about the Kentucky State Police being found not negligent in the death of LeBron Gaither should have read as follows:

    The Board of Claims noted in its findings that Detective Tim Simpson testified that the KSP has the highest degree of responsibility to a confidential informant, and Detective Danny Burton testified that he believed he was responsible for Gaither's death.

  • Girls in Marion County are lucky to have such good support from organizations like Girls on the Run, 4-H, and Girls Scouts. We need to give a big pat on the back to the adult volunteers and parents that help make these programs available to our girls. With these programs, girls learn to believe in themselves and to grow up to be strong and accomplished women.

  • With most schools already out for the year and the sun not setting until well into the evening, it's understandable if many look to the upcoming three-day holiday weekend as the unofficial start of summer.

    Memorial Day is about much more than that, though.

    For nearly 150 years now, it has been a day of remembrance, a day to recall the sacrifice that so many gave for our nation.

  • "One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson

    The spirit of Carnegie needs to be reborn in the multi-, multi-millionaire, billionaire class.

    They have the excess funds to build bridges, dams, roadways, libraries, universities and vocational schools.

    The middle class and families need not, should not, be burdened with these issues.

    The super rich elites need to step up and do what is good for all and the future.

  • By Linda Ireland

    LCNI News Service

    The first time I saw one of those strange little QR codes in an advertisement, I thought it was a mistake. It looked like a graphic artist had mangled a photo or barcode.

    Quick Response codes have been around since the mid-1990s but their popularity has increased since the introduction of "smartphones."

    They've even been showing up in ads in The LaRue County Herald News.

  • By Max Heath

    Guest Columnist

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.

    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed 1789.

  • I'm a fan of the comic strip The Boondocks, and last week, I couldn't help but be reminded of a strip I read years ago.

    Granddad was talking to his grandsons. He thought they might have some questions in light of news reports about "gay marriage," and he wanted them to know how he felt.

    "First off," he tells the boys, "all marriage is wrong."

  • I'm a fan of the comic strip The Boondocks, and last week, I couldn't help but be reminded of a strip I read years ago.
    Granddad was talking to his grandsons. He thought they might have some questions in light of news reports about "gay marriage," and he wanted them to know how he felt.
    "First off," he tells the boys, "all marriage is wrong."
    Now before anyone gets upset, my parents have been married for close to 40 years, and I don't think they have done something wrong.

  • "One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson
    The spirit of Carnegie needs to be reborn in the multi-, multi-millionaire, billionaire class.
    They have the excess funds to build bridges, dams, roadways, libraries, universities and vocational schools.
    The middle class and families need not, should not, be burdened with these issues.
    The super rich elites need to step up and do what is good for all and the future.

  • I was planning on writing about underage drinking after attending last week's town forum on the subject, but my mind is overcome with concern for a good friend, sorority sister and fellow runner who is laying in a hospital bed after being hit by a drunk driver Saturday evening.

    I can't stop thinking about her.

    You see, this friend of mine, she's one of the most amazing people I've ever met.

  • Congressman responds to Mullins’ guest editorial

    I would like to respond to Michael Mullins' April 25th guest editorial. It is difficult to discern the full context of my speech when he only read a few short excerpts, however I would like to clarify my underlying point regarding the budgetary situation.