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Opinion

  • The Kentucky State Police provided additional information Thursday about the accident that occurred June 23 on Danville Highway at the intersection of Popes Creek Road. Information about two passengers in one of the vehicles was omitted from the original reported.

  • Mobile, Ala., got another sample of Kentucky pride last week when a Marion County contingent took the city by storm in support of Paige Wilson who competed in the Distinguished Young Woman competition.

    But, the folks in Mobile should be getting used to Kentuckians by now. After all, last year it seemed as if half the state traveled there to root for Marion County's own Christine Mattingly in the 2011 national program.

    Both young women have represented our state and our county well.

  • Central Kentucky Community Theatre is a local treasure

    I am a professional theatre director and professor of theatre at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. On Sunday, June 10, I attended the final performance of Hello, Dolly! at the Central Kentucky Community Theatre in Springfield.

  • By Nick Schrager

    I hate to say it, but it's time to go... it was a blast while it lasted.

  • What did you do with your leap second?

    You probably didn't notice but this past weekend was one second longer than usual. On Saturday, the International Atomic Time was adjusted to compensate for gradual changes in the Earth's rotation.

    The most recent leap second before Saturday occurred on New Year's Eve on 2008.

  • By Nick Schrager
    Summer intern

  • I'm going to open by saying what you are about to read is not the column I wanted to write.
    I wanted to write about how the Warrior Dash was a wonderful experience, about how it showcased our community and about how much I'm looking forward to participating again next year.
    Only I can't.
    Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the Warrior Dash, and if it does return, I fully intend to do it again. Even if it doesn't return, I'll probably travel to run another one.

  • I'm going to open by saying what you are about to read is not the column I wanted to write.

    I wanted to write about how the Warrior Dash was a wonderful experience, about how it showcased our community and about how much I'm looking forward to participating again next year.

    Only I can't.

    Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the Warrior Dash, and if it does return, I fully intend to do it again. Even if it doesn't return, I'll probably travel to run another one.

  • By Nick Schrager

    I grew up a gamer. I am a gamer.

    The first gaming console my family had was back in the 80's when I was a wee one, the Sega Master System. In fact, I still have it somewhere, minus the electronic pistol it came with, I disassembled that when I was around seven during my phase of taking things apart to find out what made them work.

  • By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    Oh, fudge!

    Potty mouths in Massachusetts may have to start watching their wallets.

    A Massachusetts town has recently made it easier for police to cite citizens for using profanity in public, according to an article by the Associated Press (AP).

    In fact, the penalty is a $20 fine.

    That is one expensive swear jar.

  • Sometimes we choose our pets. Sometimes they choose us.

    Well, I think I've been chosen.

    Last week, a furry, four-legged friend showed up on my back porch. My cat, Biscuit, noticed him first. She began to meow very loudly, which she never does, as she sat on guard at the back door. I soon realized what she was meowing at as I peered out the door to find this adorable dog smiling back at me.

  • A funny thing happens when you walk around a city with 11 guys sporting (terrible-looking) mustaches and matching t-shirts.

    A lot of people notice.

    I've done field research, so I speak with authority.

    Last weekend, I traveled south to Nashville with 10 other guys to make sure one of my best friends received a proper bachelor party.

    I think we were successful.

  • By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

  • What is it? Where is it? How do we get it?
    At the Marion County Agriculture Center June 16, at 2 p.m., this is open to the public.
    Is it true that Daniel Boone was wearing hemp underwear under his buckskin clothes?
    Is it true that the first Model A Ford had 40 percent hemp on it body frame? And it ran on industrial hemp gas?
    Is it true that you can make over 100 items from hemp?
    Is it really true that we are importing industrial hemp from 33 countries?

  • The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 540,379 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,489 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

  • Where to get answers about hemp

    What is it? Where is it? How do we get it?

    At the Marion County Agriculture Center June 16, at 2 p.m., this is open to the public.

    Is it true that Daniel Boone was wearing hemp underwear under his buckskin clothes?

    Is it true that the first Model A Ford had 40 percent hemp on it body frame? And it ran on industrial hemp gas?

  • By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    Hello, Marion County!

    I can't believe that I am actually here at The Lebanon Enterprise and serving the community. It has been too long since I have started pursuing the education needed for this career path at Lindsey Wilson College and to be honest, I was not sure I would make it this far.

  • By Ken Begley

    Landmark News Service

    "I've worked hard and I've become rich and friendless and mean. In America, that's about as far as you can go."

    - Horace Vandergelder

    If you love "quick wit," then you should have seen "Hello Dolly," by the youth actors of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre at the Opera House in Springfield.

  • De•ter•mi•na•tion (n): firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end.

     

    The Merriam-Webster Dictionary's definition of "determination" is not a very good one, in my opinion.

    I'd like to write my own definition(s), if I may.

    Determination: A natural instinct to push oneself further, even if it's painful.

  • 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.