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Columns

  • ‘I am truly sorry’ : Trying to explain bad behavior

    Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Devin Dewayne Abell to the Enterprise and to The Springfield Sun after the vandalism that occurred at the new Washington County High School building.

  • Dispatcher assisted CPR, organ donation are no-brainers

    Some things just make sense.
    Some things make so much sense that there is no reason to debate or have lengthy discussions about them. Sometimes certain things make so much sense that we should all exclaim, “Yes! Let’s do it! Let’s make it happen!”

  • Public records, open meetings and hotels

    Things had been relatively quiet around the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission for the past few years.
    After a period of controversy, during which the commission’s continued existence was in question and a former executive director left for a job in a larger organization, things seemed to settle down. Even when the next director left and Carla Abbi (formerly Carla Wagner) rose to the executive director’s seat, the commission seemed to make a relatively smooth transition.

  • A united effort can make a difference

    By Kenny Fogle
    Executive Director
    Tri-County Kentucky United Way

  • Celebrate the American worker

    “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” - Margaret Mead

    Labor Day is Monday.
    The only reason you probably know that is because you get an extra day off work (hopefully), or your kids don’t have school that day.
    For many of us, Labor Day is the symbolic end of summer. (Can someone please pass the Kleenex?)
    However, in terms of a “holiday,” Labor Day probably doesn’t mean much to you.
    But, it should.
    Labor Day is a public holiday held in honor of working people.

  • Show your soft skills before you even get the job

    By Carter Dyson
    Carter Dyson is One Stop Director for Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail

  • Get the skills employers want most

    By Carter Dyson
    One Stop Director for Kentucky Career Center

    Every job requires a certain mix of skills and knowledge. A welder must read blueprints, retailers must have merchandising knowledge, software developers typically need to know C++ and so on.
    Yet, the skills that many employers value the most apply to nearly every position in every field. These skills, commonly referred to as soft skills, can give you an incredible edge whether you’re looking for your next career opportunity or already on the job.

  • Help is out there
  • Donate life

    Every week when I'm at the Marion County Judicial Center doing my public record chore I regularly and repeatedly hear people say "no" to being an organ donor when renewing their driver's license.
    It infuriates me.
    I just don't get it.

  • Automotive industry becomes regional point of pride

    By Rick Games

    For more than a century, America has had a fascination – a love affair, some say – with automobiles.
    Cars and trucks are more than transportation for us. In fact, few things are so deeply rooted in our culture. After all, most of us can hum the tune of “Little Red Corvette,” or “409” and recognize celebrity cars from Steve McQueen’s Mustang to Herbie the Love Bug.