http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Santa is real http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/santa-real <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-17-14_santa_is_real_hug.jpg" alt="Santa Claus give a little boy a big hug during Dickens Christmas in Lebanon recently. " title="Santa Claus give a little boy a big hug during Dickens Christmas in Lebanon recently. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Do you believe in magic?<br /> I&rsquo;ve always been a skeptic, but recently I&rsquo;ve had the pleasure of spending several hours watching Santa Claus delight children at Dickens Christmas and meet and greet children on Main Street in Lebanon.<br /> What I witnessed was truly magical.<br /> Santa is real http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/santa-real <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-17-14_santa_is_real_hug.jpg" alt="Santa Claus give a little boy a big hug during Dickens Christmas in Lebanon recently. " title="Santa Claus give a little boy a big hug during Dickens Christmas in Lebanon recently. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Do you believe in magic?<br /> I&rsquo;ve always been a skeptic, but recently I&rsquo;ve had the pleasure of spending several hours watching Santa Claus delight children at Dickens Christmas and meet and greet children on Main Street in Lebanon.<br /> What I witnessed was truly magical.<br /> Gifts that may or may not be worth giving http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/gifts-may-or-may-not-be-worth-giving <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stephen_lega_5.jpg" alt="News Editor Stephen Lega" title="News Editor Stephen Lega" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> It&#39;s time for my annual attempt at a last-minute gift guide. Thankfully, for the people on my admittedly short list, I&#39;ve already got everything.<br /> Well, except for one thing.<br /> OK, more than one thing.<br /> So, maybe I don&#39;t have all of my gifts yet &mdash; but this isn&#39;t about me. It&#39;s about helping those of you still scrambling for ideas.<br /> Here are my suggestions for this year:<br /> Gifts that may or may not be worth giving http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/gifts-may-or-may-not-be-worth-giving <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stephen_lega_5.jpg" alt="News Editor Stephen Lega" title="News Editor Stephen Lega" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> It&#39;s time for my annual attempt at a last-minute gift guide. Thankfully, for the people on my admittedly short list, I&#39;ve already got everything.<br /> Well, except for one thing.<br /> OK, more than one thing.<br /> So, maybe I don&#39;t have all of my gifts yet &mdash; but this isn&#39;t about me. It&#39;s about helping those of you still scrambling for ideas.<br /> Here are my suggestions for this year:<br /> Give a gift made in Kentucky http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/give-gift-made-kentucky <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mills_terry_web_41.jpg" alt="State Rep. Terry Mills" title="State Rep. Terry Mills" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With only about a week until Christmas, the opportunities to buy gifts is nearing a critical point for those who haven&rsquo;t completed their shopping.<br /> If you&rsquo;re among those still searching for ideas, one possible solution is to buy something produced locally. Governor Beshear, in fact, has proclaimed December to be &ldquo;Give a Gift Made in Kentucky Month,&rdquo; which is highlighting the artists and businesses across the commonwealth that offer something rare if not unique.<br /> Give a gift made in Kentucky http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/give-gift-made-kentucky <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mills_terry_web_41.jpg" alt="State Rep. Terry Mills" title="State Rep. Terry Mills" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With only about a week until Christmas, the opportunities to buy gifts is nearing a critical point for those who haven&rsquo;t completed their shopping.<br /> If you&rsquo;re among those still searching for ideas, one possible solution is to buy something produced locally. Governor Beshear, in fact, has proclaimed December to be &ldquo;Give a Gift Made in Kentucky Month,&rdquo; which is highlighting the artists and businesses across the commonwealth that offer something rare if not unique.<br /> Shop small http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/shop-small <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-10-14_higdon_shop_local_column.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Shop small http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/shop-small <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-10-14_higdon_shop_local_column.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p>