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Opinion

  • By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    As any geek who actually leaves their bedroom knows, the San Diego Comic Con is basically the Mecca for nerds. The convention, which takes place four days in July every year, is housed in San Diego, Calif., and attracts at least 125,000 patrons every year. And this year, once again, one of those patrons was me. 

  • In the book, Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction, author Luke Davies writes, “When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want to stop, you can’t...”

    We are confident that statement hits home for anyone who has fought or is fighting an addiction. And, we know family members and friends of addicts can also relate. 

    Addiction is an ugly thing.

  • The purpose is to get people to quit. Simple as that.

    The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that beginning in September 2012, it will require larger, more prominent health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States.

    The changes will be the first in more than 25 years and are "a significant advancement in communicating the dangers of smoking," according to the FDA.

  •  On page A7 of last week's Enterprise, Lauran Knott's name was spelled incorrectly in a cutline about a Harry Potter party at the Marion County Public Library.    

  • The last free man in America has made it official. Gatewood Galbraith has been campaigning for governor for several months, but last week he and his running mate, Dea Riley, finally turned in their petition to be included on the November ballot to the Secretary of State's Office.

    Galbraith will appear on the ballot as an independent candidate along our incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, and Senate President David Williams, a Republican.

  • In baseball, grand slams are only possible when a batter takes advantage of a rare opportunity. The circumstances have to be just right, and on the rare occasions when that happens, the batter still has to capitalize on the situation.

    This year, Lebanon got that kind of opportunity, and it knocked one out of the park.

    The 2011 Kentucky State Little League Tournament came to town July 16-21, and the Marion County Little League did a marvelous job as the tournament host.

  • By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    Like half the population of the United States (and at this point, even the world), I took an interest in the Casey Anthony trial, which recently reached a verdict, as most of you already know. I wouldn't say I was obsessed with it on a Nancy Grace scale, but I would tune in every once in a while to watch the trial and home videos that were broadcast on every news channel. 

  • With the way things have been going this summer, maybe we should all take a lesson from the Dallas Mavericks.

    That's right, we need to do what we can to beat the heat.

    Weather forecasters are calling for temperatures in the 90s in several parts of Kentucky this week, with the potential for heat indexes as high as 110 degrees. For our purposes, the heat index would be the opposite of wind chill factor.

  • Despite all the talk about enhanced 911 in Marion County, previous trips have been sidetracked repeatedly. This time, however, the effort may be picking up steam.

    In March, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon City Council agreed to share the costs of the mapping and addressing that must be completed before E911 can be put in place.

  • Every day when I arrive to work and when I leave to go home, I see Kara Tingle Rigdon's face.

    For months, a missing person's poster has been taped on the Enterprise's front door that includes Kara's photo and information about her disappearance.

    This Sunday, July 17, will mark the one-year anniversary of when she was last seen.

  • When I first became the Animal Control Officer for Marion County back in March of 2007, I had no idea exactly what would be required to do this job. It was way more demanding than I could have ever anticipated. Even my animal background did not prepare me for the physical and mental requirements that are necessary in being an Animal Control Officer and operating an Animal Shelter.

  • The Lebanon Police Department would like to start a Block Watch program in your neighborhood, but we need the help of the good citizens of Lebanon. 

    Even though we patrol your neighborhood, we are only there for a short period of time. As a resident, you know better than anyone what is happening in your neighborhood.

    By meeting once a month in a relaxed atmosphere, this program will help the Lebanon Police Department to better serve the citizens of our community.

  • By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    My life has been awesome. I know that sounds like bragging, but it's true. I've taken great vacations, made so many great friends, had so many wonderful teachers and professors and had so many great opportunities. 

  • By Jeff Moreland

    Landmark News Servic

     

    We all like to think of ourselves as patriotic and good American citizens.

  • Some people in our community decided recently to dump their junk at the City of Lebanon's recycling center on Woodlawn Avenue.

    The city has typically left the center open during the weekends so residents could drop off their recyclables - you know, things like aluminum cans, paper and plastic.

  • By Jama Watts

    Guest Columnist

     

    Are you searching for your roots? The Marion County Public Library is blessed to have a well-stocked genealogy room on its premises. If you've not been in the genealogy room, allow me a moment to tell you about its contents, uses and how you can help out other researchers.

  • By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    Recently, before Father’s Day festivities began, I was attempting to pick out the perfect outfit: something casual, but also comfortable. I finally settled on a good pair of jeans and a nice orange t-shirt and went from there. I automatically assumed that I looked okay until a few hours later, when I went to a mirror to check.