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Opinion

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • 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: Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw sent the following letter to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. The letter was sent prior to the commission's Sept. 13 meeting.

     

    All,

  • 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.