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Columns

  • The survey says…

    The fifth week of the 2016 legislative session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Governor Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill 4. We also said goodbye to former State Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers.

  • Setting priorities for Kentucky

    Week four of the Kentucky General Assembly marked a momentous occasion for our state. Governor Matt Bevin gave his first State of the Commonwealth Budget Address, laying out a plan that will guide Kentucky out of the financial mire that has lingered for the past several years after the recession.

  • Adult Education making strides in Lincoln Trail

    By Diane Kelley
    Director of Hardin County Adult Education

    As an adult education instructor, I’ve seen firsthand how education leads to a higher standard of living and an increased quality of life.
    With that in mind, the Lincoln Trail region has reasons to take pride in our Adult Education programs and the students who access these programs.

  • Celebrate life through service to others

    By Carrie Truitt
    Volunteer Manager/Hosparus Green River

  • The broken Powerball promise

    By Eliza Jane Schaeffer
    Guest columnist

  • Work of art

    Saturday morning I witnessed something so amazing and beautiful it almost took my breath away and made me cry all at the same time.
    I visited the Working the Puzzle for Autism Center to take photos of the children participating in a painting activity. I knew there would be some great photo opportunities there. But, to be honest, I just like going to the center. It’s such a happy place, and I love watching and interacting with the children. They are so very special.

  • Second chances

    By G. B. Dixon

    If we have learned anything during the festive months just passed, it is that second helpings are the natural consequence of a pleasing first course. 'Seconds' divert us for a little while longer from life's toils and woes, or help us forget the taste of some preceeding yuck. Where the first is good, so generally goes the second. Such promises to be the case when Kentucky Classic Theatre brings back its wildly popular production of "Steel Magnolias" this week.

  • Action-packed week in the Kentucky Senate

    Floor votes, committee hearings, and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.
    On Thursday, we were visited by hundreds of young and energetic faces celebrating Children’s Advocacy Day, sponsored by Kentucky Youth Advocates. The group hosted a rally in the capitol rotunda where several senate majority members were recognized for their efforts in standing up for Kentucky’s children.

  • Giving many Kentuckians a better chance to move forward

    An effort to help potentially tens of thousands of Kentuckians truly put their past behind them cleared a key legislative milestone on Friday when the Kentucky House voted to broaden eligibility for criminal expungement.

  • Early planning, local resources smooth transition to civilian workforce

    By Virgil McCloud

    Transitioning from military to civilian life, and finding the right fit in the civilian workforce, can be a frustrating and trying experience. As I’ve learned firsthand, leaving the military isn’t just about finding a new job. It’s leaving everything you’ve known for years and entering into new territory.
    Annually, in the Army alone, more than 100,000 soldiers make this transition. Of those, upwards of 3,000 exit from Fort Knox. This past year, I was one of them.