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Opinion

  • In the Athletes of the Year section published last month, some additional information has been provided about one of the entries. Jeremy Mattingly, the football player of the year, is the son of Mickey and Beth Cooley and Kerry and Gloria Mattingly.

  • A solution to an old problem in our community is Jesus Christ. Let me begin by saying as someone who has attended church practically my entire life, it is hard to let others know you are a follower of Jesus.
    In this country we have forgotten the freedom to attend church. Easter and Christmas as national holidays. Leaders in our country must believe in God or this would not be so.
    To believe in Jesus is one thing, but to say he is the answer seems to feel uncomfortable to let people know.

  • My dog and cat are truly my best friends. They ask for so little and give so much!
    I only hope that these animals are provided fresh water, food, shelter, and shade all through the year.
    We have a great shelter in Marion County. Unwanted and abused dogs and cats can be taken there.
    Have a heart and care people!
    David L. Duley
    St. Mary

  • Being a parent is hard work.
    I've been a parent for almost six years, and in that time I've had many successes and some failures. I've done lots of things right and a few things wrong. (OK, maybe more than a few things wrong.) My point is, parenting is a work in progress.
    No one does it perfectly.
    And, unfortunately, no matter how great you are as a parent, your kids can still screw up.

  • This past weekend was the most recent example that Lebanon can and does attract visitors.
    Last week, those visitors were the participants in the 2012 Jets Over Kentucky event, which has become the largest remote control jet showcase in the United States and possibly the world.

  • Old problem, old solution

    A solution to an old problem in our community is Jesus Christ. Let me begin by saying as someone who has attended church practically my entire life, it is hard to let others know you are a follower of Jesus.

    In this country we have forgotten the freedom to attend church. Easter and Christmas as national holidays. Leaders in our country must believe in God or this would not be so.

  • Being a parent is hard work.

    I've been a parent for almost six years, and in that time I've had many successes and some failures. I've done lots of things right and a few things wrong. (OK, maybe more than a few things wrong.) My point is, parenting is a work in progress.

    No one does it perfectly.

    And, unfortunately, no matter how great you are as a parent, your kids can still screw up.

  • This past weekend was the most recent example that Lebanon can and does attract visitors.

    Last week, those visitors were the participants in the 2012 Jets Over Kentucky event, which has become the largest remote control jet showcase in the United States and possibly the world.

  • Friday could have been just another speech for Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw. As any rural official knows, part of the job is addressing various community groups from time to time.

    If he had just presented a recap of the budget recently approved by the Lebanon City Council, he would have been fulfilling expectations.

    Instead, Crenshaw spoke a little less about the budget so he would have time to discuss an old problem for Lebanon - drugs.

  • Let me just say that carrying a shotgun (unloaded, of course) through a crowded, public place was the least eventful moment of an interesting day recently.

    If you remember, I recently donned a mustache to a bachelor party. Well, the bachelor's wedding was June 30.

    No mustaches, but plenty of mayhem.

    Not for the bride and groom, though (at least that I know of). Just personal mayhem.

  • By Paige Wilson

    I felt another plump droplet of sweat race down the side of my face and plummet into the abyss below me, wishing I could escape this situation with the same effortless motion - but perhaps not with the same end result.

    I was buckled into a strappy harness, helmeted and connected to a lean metal cable by foreign ropes and knots. Somehow I was expected to leap across a gap of open air - 40 feet above the unforgiving Alabama turf - relying on these contraptions as my safeguards against painful consequences.

  • 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.