• Advocating for the pensions we earned

    As members of the General Assembly return to Frankfort for the 2016 Regular Session, they will find themselves facing a multitude of challenges, one of the more critical being pension funding.  Legislative action in the 2013 Regular Session provided the framework for funding the plans managed by the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS). Public employee (and teacher) pensions will require tens of millions of new dollars in the budget simply to stem the erosion of funding levels.  

  • From the mayor...

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw emailed the following statement to The Lebanon Enterprise on Monday afternoon:

    This press release is intended to correct misinformation which has been disseminated publicly by private persons and is patently false. 

  • Letter to the editor: Shopping local is worth it

    I read with a great deal of interest Sen. Higdon's column, "Shop local is more than just a slogan" in the Nov. 18 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise. I agree with Sen. Higdon's basic sentiments about the importance of shopping locally. In addition, I feel it is in my best interest to do so.

  • Letters to the editor: Rise to the challenge – VOTE!

    Rise to the challenge – VOTE!
    It's the morning after the Kentucky state elections, and I am furious! Not at who won or who lost, but that three quarters of Kentuckians could not even bother themselves to get out and vote yesterday for who would lead our state for the next four years!  

  • Letter to the editor: Learn about pipeline safety at summit

    What would you think if several miles of a 70-year-old natural gas pipeline in your county was converted to carry hazardous liquids? Industry giant Kinder Morgan plans to do just that. The hazardous liquids are highly explosive and pose a myriad of health and community safety risks, yet they are colorless and odorless, so you won’t know that you’ve driven into a vapor cloud until your car explodes.

  • Letters to the editor - Oct. 28, 2015

    Artoberfest a huge success; Centre Square is an asset
    On Saturday, Oct. 17, Kentucky Classic Arts and the Marion County Arts & Humanities Council co-hosted a very successful fundraiser called Artoberfest. Because of the generosity of artists, volunteers, and businesses, we raised thousands of dollars for local arts events and education. As one of the event organizers, I am extremely grateful to all involved.

  • Letter to the editor: Tax aide site could close

    On behalf of the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program, I want to recognize the Marion County Extension Office for hosting our Tax Aide site there for more than 10 years. Volunteers from other counties have manned your local site but they are either resigning from their positions or moving to another location. Thus, it is with regret that I must close this site unless we can recruit two or three local volunteers. 

  • Letters to the editor - Sports teach life skills

    Bailey Foxworth's piece, "Sports prepare me for the real world" in the Oct. 7 edition really resonated with me. Foxworth is absolutely right that sports teaches those life skills so necessary to get along in the real world, such as working as part of a team and time management. She was also quite correct in her assertion that not only sports teaches these skills, but also other extracurricular activities, such as band, student government, etc. Congratulations, Bailey, for an excellent piece.
    Harry Toder


  • Concerned parent

    Where is the parent’s rights at MCHS? Every year MCHS sends out booklets about school policy. When the parents ask to review certain issues, there response is, “Can’t do.” Now they have tapes in every room at school. So, when the parent asks to review the tapes you can’t because there are other students on the tape. You can blur the other students out on any tape.

  • Letters to the editor - Sept. 16, 2015

    A man you need to hear