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Opinion

  • 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.

  • Since I'm told that Marion County has 10 post offices counting the main post office, how does the management decide which one to close?

    Since the Bradfordsville Post Office has been picked to close because of its dwindling income, isn't there a way to solve this post office issue?

    It can't be income. The Bradfordsville income for 2011 is higher than the year of 2010.

    If the USPS needs to cut a large amount of overspending, why not stop Saturday deliveries?

  • Perioperative nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice. The perioperative registered nurse works in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, which may include the surgeon, anesthesia provider, surgical assistant, and other assistive personnel. The perioperative registered nurse provides nursing care to surgical patients, preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively, often in the role of circulating registered nurse. 

  • By Larry Rowell

    Landmark News Service

     

    The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States states that while Americans have the right to practice a religion of their choice, no government body has the right to establish a religion.

  • Taking photos of tragic events is not something I enjoy nor is it something I take lightly. 

    At my first full-time newspaper job, one of the first accidents I covered involved a car that ran off the side of the road and flipped over. The parents, who were wearing seat belts, survived. The children, who were not belted, were thrown from the vehicle and killed.

  • I made an observation while working traffic control during The Bourbon Chase Friday night and watching thousands of runners jog to and through Marion County Friday and into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

    Well, actually, I made several observations.

  • Despite all the doomsayers out there writing obituaries for the nation’s newspaper industry, 150 million Americans - two out of three adults - read a local newspaper last week.

    Newspaper Association of America research from 2011 by Scarborough USA indicates almost 70 percent of your neighbors read either a printed newspaper or its online counterpart within the past seven days.

    How could that be?

  • “GEEEEEEEK!”

    At my high school alma mater, if you did something like dropped your tray in the cafeteria or tripped and fell, you could expect to hear the student chorus chime in. I have a vague memory of getting “geeked” one time. I was embarrassed at first, then put it behind me.

  • I hope that Randall Chesser is in a comfy bed, feet propped up, with a warm, fluffy comforter tucked over his slight body.

    I hope that his favorite television show is on in front of him, or his favorite game, or that someone is reading his favorite book to him.

    I hope that he is surrounded by his favorite aunts, uncles, cousins, and relatives.

    I hope that he’s wearing a big grin, one like I’ve seen in the school photos of him.

  • Editor’s note: Recently, the Marion County Board of Education voted to create a committee to research school uniforms. As a result, the Enterprise has received several guest editorials on the subject.