Today's Opinions

  • A year in Lebanon

     The start of the New Year - Jan. 3 to be exact - officially marks one year I’ve lived and worked in Lebanon and Marion County.

    One year of writing. More than 250 stories. Thousands of pictures. And many, many people who have invited me into their homes, their businesses, and a few dairy barns, and most importantly, into their lives. 

  • Your input is valued and needed

    As we usher in the New Year and the 153rd Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, I’m honored to once again represent our district. 

  • Open your mind and heart, and close your mouth

     I will not let the bah humbug get to my Christmas spirit.

    Tis the season of caring and sharing and I feel so fortunate to live and work in an area with so much of that, not only at Christmas but all year long.

  • Shoot it to you straight

     Jackie Wicker and Steve Masterson cast their final votes as magistrates on the Marion County Fiscal Court this past Thursday.

    They have been serving this county for 16 years. 

  • Merry Christmas and happy New Year

     As 2018 comes to a close, I’d like to extend warm wishes and sincere hope that you and your loved ones enjoy a holiday season in good health and full of happiness. I would like to take a moment to say Merry Christmas and happy new year to each of you and your family. My Christmas wish is that we all remember the reason for the season. Peace on earth and goodwill to all.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    In 1897, Virginia O'Hanlon, who was then 8 years old, wrote a letter to The New York Sun. What follows is the letter and the reply that appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun.


    DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.

    Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

    Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'

    Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

  • Annual legislative coffees begin Jan. 14

     The Kentucky Senate Majority recently held elections for our caucus’ leadership positions. While I was honored to serve as the Senate Majority President Pro Tem, Senator David Givens will re-assume the role of Pro Tem.

  • Children are warming up to global warming

     Remember the song: “Greatest Love of All?” It starts with “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”