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Opinion

  • We can understand why Anthony Epps would be upset.

    We doubt anyone wants to have their name in the paper for being arrested for DUI. The same would be true for whatever punishment is handed down from the courts if that person is found or pleads guilty.

  • The recent discussions regarding the possible need for school uniforms or a district-wide dress code has reminded us of the old adage, "If it's not broken, why fix it?"

  • November is Adoption Awareness month. In recognition of this unique way in which to become a family white ribbons will be worn. I ask that all of you who are touched by adoption to please wear a white ribbon during the month of November.  If you see someone wearing a white ribbon, please ask him/her how adoption has affected his/her life. If you are interested in learning more about adoption, call 1-800-928-4303.

  • More than 11 million Americans receive home delivered health care from home health providers. In their honor, I would like to join the National Association for Home Care and Hospice in celebrating November as National Home Care Month. My focus is to increase awareness in both the community and among health care professionals, to educate on the criteria and indicators for home care utilization and to express gratitude for business we have and will receive.

  • By Jim Waters

     

    Now would be a good time for those charged with educating and leading our nation's young people to take a good, long look in the mirror and reevaluate their priorities and practices. 

  • You probably know a parent who has said, "My child would never do something like that."

    You may even be one of those parents.

    Either way, they (or you) are wrong.

    Kids, all kids, are capable of doing the wrong thing. We don't say this to be critical of kids, but rather to acknowledge what kids will do. If you doubt this, think about every wrong you or someone you knew did when you were growing up.

  • Earlier this year, I read Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know - And Doesn’t by Stephen Prothero, a professor of religion at Boston University. After last week, I’m wondering if I should loan my copy to Senate President David Williams.

  • By Phil Marshall

     

  • By Phil Marshall

     

  • By Tamara Sandburg

     

    Demand for emergency food assistance has increased significantly as families in Kentucky have been pummeled by the recession and an unemployment rate over 9 percent. Too many are forced to accept reduced wages and hours while gas prices are up over 30 percent and food prices are up more than 6 percent. In the end, struggling families are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet.  

  • An item in last week’s Enterprise should have read that Command Sergeant Major Otha Allen was drafted at the age of 19 and served 13 months in Korea.

         

  • A cutline on page A14 of the Oct. 26 edition should have read that R.L Schreiber, a food manufacturing company with a spice factory in Lebanon, was one of the businesses that purchased the reserve grand champion ham.

     

         

  • Get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Gov. Steve Beshear. Please do not take this election for granted. The polls may show the governor leading but what really counts are the votes tallied on election night. 

  • During the past four years as the economy has tanked, jobs have disappeared, and  everyone has had to tighten their belts, Marion County has fared far better than  many other communities.

    The assistance provided by Frankfort --  the Governors' Office, Department for  Local Government, and our legislators has been extremely beneficial to the citizens  of Marion County.

  • By Stacey Hall

  • Election Day 2011 is just around the corner. If you are registered to vote, please go to the polls Nov. 8 to give your input about who should lead our state for the next four years.

    I could write about the latest opinion polls, but frankly, I've never really liked the horse-race aspect of election coverage. Polls have been used to justify excluding (and even more rarely, including) candidates in debates, which I think is a poor criteria (but that's another column).

  • By Richard Goodin, OFM


  • With all the debate in this country about immigration reform and immigrants needing to learn English, I would like to address the language of another group that is really difficult to grasp.

    The language of career, professional politicians is just beyond me. I’m glad that I’m a country, hayseed journalist who interviews real people who can answer a question, in plain, everyday English that even a fifth-grader can understand.