• Journalism is so important right now

    As an editor, even in a small town like Lebanon, I’m sure you feel pressure in a day when journalism is being mercilessly attacked and a Maryland newsroom becomes a shooting gallery.

    We citizens are counting on professionals like you to continue fighting for truth, justice, and the American way! We need ethical journalists all over the country now more than ever.

  • Letter to the Editor

    I would just like to commend Marion County School Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and the Marion County Board of Education for allowing St. Augustine students to participate in athletic events with their schools. This decision will now allow our students to play and engage with other students in the county and elsewhere as they grow both academically and athletically in these formative years. It is great to partner with Marion County schools as we all want the best for the students in this county.

    Paul Terrell

  • Letter to The Editor

    The following words come from the Smithsonian Magazine (May 2018). 

    “Why were Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, and Theodore Roosevelt chosen for Mount Rushmore?” (Jacob Gulyon-Overlook, Pennsylvania).

  • Don’t throw grass clippings on the road

    Please, people, do not throw grass clippings on the road. This can make the road very slippery and dangerous, especially to motorcycles and bicycles.


    Mary Ann Ohsol


  • CES kids are worth it

    My two youngest children attend Calvary Elementary. We purchased our house BECAUSE they would be attending CES. We voted for the recallable nickel because we were promised some of the funds would be used for improvements at Calvary. Now we find out the LPC has decided to push us to the bottom of the priority list because there aren't enough kids that attend? Perhaps it's 

  • Meth abuse rages on

    Across most of the U.S., states are struggling to quell a worsening opiate epidemic. While this is happening, one problem continues to rage on in states across the country.  

    NBC News reported on meth with some shocking results. Not only is meth, also known as ice, crank, speed, chalk and gak, the highly addictive and damaging drug is still a huge problem throughout the US According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, in 2015 meth offenders made up the highest proportion of federal drug offenders in 27 states.  

  • Where was State Rep. Brandon Reed?

    Where was State Rep. Brandon Reed?

    There was a great crowd in Bradfordsville on May 1 for the candidates forum, standing room only.

    All the candidates were present except two, Stephanie Compton, who had a family emergency and sent her regrets. Where was State Rep. Brandon Reed? No one saw or heard a word from him, although he was invited.

  • Prom problems
  • Your vote counts
  • Banning the military type gun

    The law banning the military type gun should include any gun invented in the future that is near the fire power or exceeds the fire power of the military type guns now in use.