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Opinion

  • Congress has an opportunity this week to make a historic decision that would permanently change the culture of spending in Washington. Our nearly $15 trillion of accumulated debt is a threat to our nation's economic recovery, our national security and the welfare of future generations. 

    We have already succeeded in changing the debate in Washington from "How much can we spend?" to "How much can we cut?" Now, we must go even further and pass a Balanced Budget Amendment.

  • Yeah, that's me with a stick of dynamite in my mouth.

    I wonder, would the Turtleman consider that "Live Action?"

    Sure, I'm not catching snapping turtles with my bare hands or getting sprayed on by skunks, but I'm going to be trying to escape from a villain on stage in front of (I hope) a packed Angelic Hall Friday night.

    And, anyone that knows Lynn Farris knows how truly evil he can be...

    (Kidding, Lynn.)

  • 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