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Opinion

  • 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.

  • A photo in the Sept. 14 edition misidentified a singer from Campbellsville University. The photo should have said it was Cole Torbert.

    A photo in last week’s sports section misidentified a photo of running back Chris Gaither.

         

  • By Linda Ireland

    Landmark News Service

     

    I got a flu shot last week. It didn’t hurt and I got a nice booklet of coupons for my trouble.

    It seems that getting an annual vaccination for a variety of ills has turned routine, something we take for granted. One local pharmacy will even bring the shots to your workplace.

  • “Taters!”

    That’s one of my nicknames, which was coined by my middle school basketball coach and physical education teacher at St. Charles Middle School - the infamous David Ferriell.

    “Girl, you been eatin’ too many taters,” he would say, teasing me during P.E. class.

  • Dennis George made an open records request of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission on Sept. 23. As of Oct. 20, he had not received the records he requested.

    That is unacceptable.

  • By Delena Trent, Guest columnist

    Since our inception in 1993, The Caring Place has written many articles in The Lebanon Enterprise. I have given insight of the feelings and the pain of domestic violence from the point of view from the women who have experienced it. I have explained to you about the struggles of the families who came to us and what they face daily. We have also given the perspectives from staff.

  • People like being scared.

    Not all the time, but with certain safeguards in place, people enjoy a good startle.

    That's why roller coasters and horror films remain popular. They give us a chance to experience something spooky without any serious risk of real physical harm, assuming the rides are inspected and regularly maintained.

    With Halloween fast approaching, we'll see plenty of ghouls, ghosts and goblins roaming the streets.