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Columns

  • Three questions parents need to ask before ‘helping’

    By Katherine L. Stone, Ph.D. and Laura Bonzo-Sims, Ed.D.

  • Manufacturing Month shines light on opportunities, training resources

    By Daniel Carney

    In the Lincoln Trail region and across Kentucky, employers, educators, economic development professionals and community organizations are turning their attention to modern manufacturing.
    One of our economy’s strongest engines, manufacturers employ more than one of every five workers in our eight-county region. Further, the industry offers plenty of opportunity for new workers as demand grows and older workers retire.

  • One heck of a ride

    Do you have a bucket list?
    You know, a list of things you’d like to do before you kick the bucket… Do you have one?
    I have one written in my head. I’ve never truly sat down and made a list. But, I should. We all should.

  • Waking up to the boom in natural gas

    By Andrea Woodward
    Guest columnist

  • K-12 plays vital role in region’s workforce development strategy

    By Dr. Evelyn A. Ellis

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) is embarking on a comprehensive effort to address the workforce supply crisis our region faces. The factors affecting labor participation rates are varied and complex, ranging from a technical skills gap, to a lack of soft skills, to a lack of awareness as well the multitude of barriers to employment some in our communities face.

  • Army ROTC: From college to officer

    By Ken Begley
    Guest columnist

    I’ve served on active duty and the Army Reserve for 42 years as an enlisted man in a wide variety of units and leadership positions. My time is almost over as I will be retired at the end of October when I reach 60.
    It’s been interesting, fun, scary at times, and most of all rewarding.
    My deepest regret is not taking Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) as a cadet when I was in college and becoming an officer in the U.S. Army. I feel I could have done so much more if I had.

  • It’s been a busy summer in Frankfort
  • Learn the facts about your health care needs

    By Anne Harrison, PT, PhD and Marilyn Fox, PhD

    The U.S. health care system is very complex, but one thing is clear: it’s expensive. The U.S. spent $3.2 trillion dollars overall on health care in 2015, about $9,900 per person, or 17.5 percent of our gross domestic product. That’s why it’s vital that everyone understands the basics of the current law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) and compare it to the various healthcare bills being proposed by Congress.

  • Employers struggling to find able-bodied Kentuckians

    Autumn is already upon us as we celebrate the return of fall colors and cooler weather. In advance of the special session, members of the Kentucky General Assembly have been busy during the interim period. Although we are not in session currently, there are many issues that face our Commonwealth that can be addressed outside of the convened legislative body including hearing from citizens across the state about issues that directly affect them.

  • Power of the press is the content, not the delivery platform

    By Gene Policinski
    Newseum CEO

    WASHINGTON — The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.