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Opinion

  • 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. 

  • Drinking and driving is something I learned about at a very young age. In fact, I remember the very first time I was faced with it. I remember it like it was yesterday.

  • Christine Mattingly, Marion County and the state of Kentucky made their mark on Mobile, Ala., last week during the Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Mattingly was humble and classy, as always, while her Marion County fan club was loud and proud during the three-day competition. A busload of Marion County faithful traveled to Mobile. In fact, the state of Kentucky bought more tickets for the competition than any other state.

  • By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

  • In high school, I remember studying for tests, going to the library to do research, writing papers and giving the occasional class presentation. I didn't come up with a new design for the expansion of a local library. I didn't invent an adjustable rifle sight, and I didn't try to develop a new way to carry my keys.

    But Marion County High School students have done all of those things during the past year.

  • We were shocked Saturday morning when we heard that Marion County High School boys basketball coach Anthony Epps had been arrested for DUI and reckless driving.

    Just last month, Epps pled guilty to reckless driving, stemming from an incident in October, when he was initially charged with DUI.

    At first we didn't believe it. We didn't want to believe it, but it only took a few phone calls to confirm that it was true.

  •  In an engagement announcement for Catherine Corbett and Charles Bruce Parkerson Jr., it mistakenly said Corbett attended Bardstown High School and is employed at Heaven Hill Distillery. Actually, Parkerson attended Bardstown High School and is employed at Heaven Hill Distillery.    

  • By Eva Jo Nugent

    Office manager/bookkeeper

     

  • The government child feeding program could be helpful if an earthquake or other disruptive situation happens.

    But isn't it the responsibility of parents to feed their children?

    If a family needs food stamps, are they not available to fill a need? Where does the family responsibility rest?

    It seems to be a conditioning feeding system to control or encourage more young people to rely on the government for their daily bread.

  • By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    It's the typical pattern: students graduate from high school, and parents and relatives will immediately give them advice about how to navigate the world of college. Which is great, except some of those who give advice have been out of college for years, maybe even decades. So, as a current college student, I thought I'd write a column with some up-to-date advice based on my two-year experience.

  • The Fifth Amendment says many things, but in the middle it says, “... nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” That means you can’t be put on trial twice for the same offense.
    Now in Communist China and dictator Syria, their courts put people on trial over and over until they get the verdict they want. It’s called jury shopping!
    Why does the Kentucky court system do the same thing? I guess there is a dictator and Communist connection.

  • As a founding member and current president of the Marion County Humane Society, I would like to commend and congratulate the staff and volunteers at the Marion County Animal Shelter for their excellent efforts on behalf of animals (and people) these past few years. My good friend, the late Georgia Duley (the original president), would be so proud and happy if she could see what the shelter has evolved into.

  • I wonder if Marion County has any idea what a fine library they have, sitting right there on Main Street in Lebanon. I hadn’t been in it in years, and as I wandered around looking before the book-signing on Saturday, I marveled at what an excellent facility it had become over the years I’ve been away. I hope Marion Countians are justly proud of it.

  • We would like to extend our appreciation on behalf of the 2001 Senior Class of Marion County High School and their parents for the gratuity extended by all who donated time, money and talents to Project Graduation. Putting this project together was a work of joy but the credit belongs to you because of your astounding generosity and support. Our seniors leave Marion County High School knowing they belong to a charitable community. We are grateful to the community for continuing this tradition.
    Ellen McFall, Sherri Hamilton and Sharon Clift
    MCHS Project Graduation 2011 Chairpersons

  • By Lindsay Kriz
    KPA Summer Intern

  • I have been an avid reader of Parents Magazine since before I had my son, and there is one story I read that I have never been able to forget.
    It was a horrific story about a Virginia couple that had a picture perfect life: A comfortable house, well-paying jobs and two little boys they adopted as babies from Guatemala.

  • By Joseph B. Stevens

    Guest Columnist

    Most people have heard the phrase: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This phrase has been attributed to Albert Einstein for a great number of years.
    When I think of that phrase, and watch what is happening in our school system, especially MCHS and the Board of Education, I find myself wondering if that is what we are doing now.