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Opinion

  • Someone once said, “My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am.”

    In my case, that is so very true.

    I have always been and probably will always be my worst critic. But, in my dog Mickey’s eyes, I could do no wrong. No matter how much I complained about his “accidents” on my basement floor or his constant scratching, Mickey loved me unconditionally.

  • To put it mildly, Lebanon tourist commissioners Dennis George and Dan Lawson have been having some issues. 

    No one is saying that people have to be golfing buddies just because they serve on the same commission, but the problem bubbled over into last week’s meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. 

  • To update a story from last week’s Lebanon Enterprise, donations for Bailey Basham, who has Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, should be sent to his mother, Adrienne Basham, at 9237 Loretto Road, Loretto Ky. 40037.    

  • I want to commend the people of Marion County that helped make the Heart of Kentucky Youth Rally possible. The Fiscal Court for allowing us the opportunity of having the roadblock and the folks who gave. The tourism commission for being so helpful and their support. It was all about uplifting our Lord and Savior and sharing Him with others. God blessed us with an awesome weekend with amazing Christian music and the word of the Lord.

    May God bless.

  • Now that the 2011 fair week is behind us, the Marion County Fair Board has been diligently accessing how this year’s fair was compared to previous years and how we can improve in the future. This year our attendance was down a little from previous years and expenses have increased, but local participation in some events was up. We didn’t do as well as we have in the past, but we look forward in our planning for next year’s fair.

  • By Delena Trent

    Guest Column

     

    Two years ago in July, my husband and I purchased a new home. We moved to Lebanon in 2003, and rented from two different wonderful landlords. But, in 2008, we decided it was time to own our own home. 

  • “Celebrate we will, cause life is short but sweet for certain.”

    - Dave Matthews Band

     

    Life is short, but it can be very sweet.

  • Marion County voters should expect changes next year.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is in the process of changing the boundaries of its magisterial districts, and as a result, thousands of voters may find themselves voting in a different precinct in 2012. (Perhaps it’s fortunate for county officials that they aren’t up for election until 2014.)

  • By Ken Begley

    Guest columnist

     

    Writer Garrison Keillor once said that "All wars in the U.S. have been controversial from the very beginning."  

    So true.

  • Certain events burn themselves into our memories.

    Depending on your age, you may remember vividly where you were when you learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., and the space shuttle Challenger explosion.

    I suspect for most people old enough to remember, Sept. 11, 2001, has become one of those enduring memories as well.

  • By James Higdon III

    Guest Columnist

     

    At about 8:50 on the morning of Sept. 11th, 2001, I was about to leave my apartment in Brooklyn, when my phone rang. It was my parents calling. Usually when this happened it was because my mother was watching the Today Show and they were broadcasting outside in Rockefeller Center and Mom wanted to know if I could see Katie Couric from my window 10 miles away. 

  • These are tough times for our men and women in uniform, fighting two wars overseas while families struggle at home through the recession. As a veteran myself, I know how difficult it can be to be away from your family. That's why I want to express my appreciation to Gov. Steve Beshear for visiting our troops. They need to know that we are praying for them every day, and he went over there personally to tell that. Good job, Gov. Beshear.

    Paul Powell, USAF (Ret.)

  • By Les Rakes

    Guest Column

     

    The Wipeout was a household word for a few days in central Kentucky, so why was it cancelled, Aug. 16, just four days before it was scheduled?

  • I don't want to write this column, but I feel I must.

    An issue arose at last week's meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission meeting. It's not an issue unique to the commission, but to my surprise it has come up more than once in the last few years.

    That issue: claiming that something is "off the record" at a public forum or public meeting.

  • Walking into the high school gymnasium as a freshman was probably one of the scariest experiences of my entire life.

    Not because I was a "green" freshman or because I was a little fish in a bigger pond. Rather, it was terrifying for me because I was bullied.

  • The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has had some challenging times recently. After a year of seemingly constant public discussion about the direction tourism should go, and even about whether or not the commission should continue to exist, the commissioners will be making a huge decision in the near future when they select the next executive director.

  • By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    When I first arrived at The Lebanon Enterprise office on May 25, the first thing I noticed was how cozy the building was. I figured that the newsroom would have at least 10 cubicles where employees sat quietly and typed out their stories, sometimes mingling by the coffee machine or talking quietly with each other.

  • If you were hoping to avoid politics, well, you would be out of luck in Marion County.

    The Marion County Democratic Party held its annual pep rally Aug 18 at Centre Square. Usually, a few statewide figures make an appearance, but this year four of the six Democratic candidates for state office made the trip.