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Columns

  • An open letter to Governor Matt Bevin

    Gov. Bevin,

    In 2015, you wrote an email to a reporter who was working for WAVE 3 applauding the decision by then-South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to remove the Confederate battle flag from The Palmetto State’s capitol grounds.
    In that email, you wrote, “... I think it would be equally appropriate for Kentucky to remove the Jefferson Davis statue from our capitol. It is important never to forget our history, but parts of our history are more appropriately displayed in museums, not on government property.”
    What happened to you?

  • We can’t go backward

    Sometimes, I think my son has a sixth sense.
    A couple of weeks ago – before groups of white supremacists held violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia – my son asked me to order a special t-shirt for him.
    My 11-year-old has suddenly become very interested in his wardrobe, and I assumed the t-shirt he wanted was going to be one promoting Nike, Steph Curry or some other athletic company, person or product.
    But, I was very wrong.
    The simple black t-shirt had the following question printed on the front:

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act helps young adults pay for training, tuition

    By Terri Thomas

    So many young adults have sincere interests in developing the skills they need to start a career in one of our region’s thriving industries. Too often, though, these job seekers are discouraged because they don’t think they can afford the training needed to qualify for high paying, in-demand jobs.

  • Summer’s not over yet, be safe

    Last year, I published a column about summer safety and I wanted to bring it up again this year. Although many children will be back in school within the month, the summer heat and fun will continue and with it, the chance for injuries and sicknesses that can easily be prevented. Take a moment to review these tips to ensure your family’s safety.

  • The Next Step

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

  • Millennials – Vital to our workplace

    By Kenny Rambo

    Did you know by 2020 millennials will make-up 50 percent or more of the workforce? It is an alarming statistic if you buy into the negative stereotypes that exist around this generation, born between 1977 and 1995.

  • See something, say something
  • Kentucky ranked No. 1 for wrong health reasons

    By Dr. Patrick J. Withrow

    What I am referring to, sadly, are the horrible chronic diseases and premature deaths caused by Kentuckians using tobacco products.
    Per Capita, Kentucky ranks No. 1 in cigarette consumption of all 50 states and leads the nation in lung cancer deaths. One-third of all cancer deaths in Kentucky are related to tobacco. The No. 1 killer of women is heart attack and stroke and of men, cancer; most are attributable to tobacco. Kentucky leads the nation by far in pregnant women who smoke (26.5 percent vs. 10.7 percent).  

  • Bringing more people into the Lincoln Trail workforce

    By Lisa Boone

    Months ago, the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board set out to develop a thoughtful strategic plan that not only assures our regional workforce development system is responsive to the needs of job seekers and employers but also addressed the system’s change in focus as laid out by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

  • Fourth of July a time for celebration

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed
     
    The Fourth of July is a time that represents everything that is fundamentally great about America: the freedom and inalienable rights that this nation was founded upon.