"Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the whole community, and not for the private interest or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government area perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all the other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right out to reform the old, or establish a new government."
My 5-year-old son might quite possibly be Jimmy Fallon's youngest fan.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Fallon, he is a 37-year-old actor, comedian, singer, musician and television host. He hosts Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that airs Monday through Friday on NBC. He was also a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998-2004, and he recently hosted SNL's Christmas episode. He's also appeared in several films.
I hope this survey finds you and your family happy and healthy!
In January, both houses of the General Assembly will meet for a 60-day legislative session. My colleagues and I will be developing a two-year budget for state government as well as looking at other important issues, such as jobs and economic development, education, and Kentucky's roads and highway planning.
She has already established herself as one of the premier athletes to come through Marion County High School, but she solidified her place in the school's athletic history by becoming the all-time leading scorer.
Epps reached this milestone during the championship game of the Mercer Titan Christmas Clash on Dec. 30. The Lady Knights junior point guard surpassed Marlis Scott's record of 2,062 career points in the second quarter of the contest.
I used to say it was too late to go Christmas shopping if you were seeing Ronco products on television. Since Ronco seems to have disappeared I've decided the shopping cut-off date now is when you start seeing Chia articles. I've already seen Chia cat grass containers, Chia herb garden containers, and even a President Obama Chia. That's just not right! That is NOT a hoot.
As the 2011-12 Marion County Friends of the Library president, I would like to tell you a bit about our group. The FOL was established in 2005 to assist the Marion County Public Library in promoting reading, providing programs for our local community and raising funds to help pay for those programs.
The Cardinal Den was as busy as Santa's workshop Thursday evening, at least for a little while.
Presents were being wrapped and sorted. Gifts for girls went to one table, gifts for boys to another. Chairs and tables were rearranged in anticipation of the arrival of children and a special guest, Santa Claus.
The kids showed up first, trickling in one, two, three, four at a time with their parents and grandparents. How many children? We aren't sure. We lost count somewhere around 50.
The Elf on the Shelf... If you haven't heard of this Christmas phenomenon yet, you soon will.
Many of you already have an elf at your home. And, if you don't, well, there are some parents out there who would say you should consider yourself lucky. Apparently, there are some parents who don't particularly like having the "responsibility" of a little elf in their home.
Look in your medicine cabinet. Take a peek in your glove compartment. Glance at your kitchen counter.
You may not realize it, but you could be looking at one of the biggest drug problems facing Marion County and Kentucky.
When used carefully and correctly, prescription pills can go a long way toward treating a lot of medical issues. Unfortunately, it doesn't take much for a medical treatment to turn into chemical dependency.
We still have other drugs in our community, but prescription pills have become the biggest concern for local law enforcement.
I am writing to you about a letter I read in the paper two weeks ago. I was very disappointed to hear Anthony Epps wished he had never moved back here. Well, the truth is it made me mad. This community supported him for years. I looked up to him and I am older than he is. I know for a fact that The Lebanon Enterprise supported him, too. I just think he needs to put his problems in God's hands and not take it out on the community.
State officials are often accused of trying to balance the budget on the backs of county governments.
HB 463, which was approved earlier this year, may turn out to be the latest example of that.
When Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill into law, he touted the legislation as an effort to be tough and smart on crime. The bill was also promoted as a way to save the state $422 million over the next 10 years.