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Columns

  • Free training for in-demand fields Work Ready Scholarship

    By Dr. Juston Pate

    Employers in high-demand industries across our region are facing the same challenge. They are struggling to find the skilled employees they need to replenish an aging workforce, grow their businesses and remain globally competitive. At the same time, many Central Kentuckians with the potential to succeed in our region’s growing career fields are held back by the financial burden of continuing their education.

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  • Feeding Marion County

    By Gary Miles

    While we may not like to admit it, hunger is everywhere, in every single community, including Marion County.
    While the economy has been improving, food insecurity and poverty remain higher than before the Great Recession of 2008 began. And while food insecurity rates have declined, the millions of people still facing hunger could be falling further behind.

  • New program helps young adults ‘gear up’ for manufacturing careers

    By Trish Niles

    As a member of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) and a human resource professional, I can relay firsthand our region’s growing demand for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry. At the same time, we know there are young adults living in our region who are interested in meaningful careers in manufacturing, but need help to get a successful start.

  • We should all show respect to ‘Old Glory’

    The Stars and Stripes have long represented the values and history of the United States, but oftentimes we do not know or fully understand how to respect “Old Glory’s” presence. On June 14, 2017, we celebrate the annual Flag Day to honor our nation’s emblem. In light of that holiday, Memorial Day, and the quickly-approaching Fourth of July, I thought it relevant to share some of the United States’ tradition, regulations, and laws pertaining to the American flag, all of which can be found in various government publications.

  • Trump’s budget a disaster for Marion County’s future

    By Ricky Dale Calhoun, PhD
    Guest columnist

  • Entrepreneurial pros to offer free assistance in Elizabethtown

    By Lisa Boone

    When the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox metropolitan statistical area ranked as the No. 1 MSA for start-up growth in the country, I couldn’t have been prouder of what that means for our region. The ranking speaks volumes for the entrepreneurial culture that has developed in our area, and a vital tool in developing that culture is providing aspiring business owners ongoing access to valuable resources.

  • Focus on the good stuff

    Good, bad or ugly, my job is to report the news.
    And, the news isn’t always good. And it’s not always pretty.
    Sometimes it’s upsetting, depressing and downright frightening.
    Take last week’s edition of the Enterprise, for example.

  • Kentucky has little to show for its war on drugs

    A constituent of mine recently brought to my attention that too often we let the discussion about Kentucky’s drug scourge fall by the wayside. Admittedly, I believe that happens because no one has a good solution to the problem and although we have made effort after effort to combat the epidemic we still have little to show for it. In 2015, Kentucky’s heroin-related death rate increased to 6.9 deaths for every 100,000 people — 23 times the rate in 2009.

  • Memorial Day a time for remembrance

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed
     
    As we celebrate Memorial Day, it is important that we take some time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives for this great nation. The brave men and women who took the fall for our freedom are owed far more than we could ever be repaid.