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Columns

  • The worst day

    Last week, I talked a lot about how touched I’ve been by some of the stories I’ve gotten to share, so far. I got to meet the Mattingly children, Emma and Tripp, and I had flashbacks to a very similar time in my life.

    I also sat down with Gail King and her husband, John, and she kept saying to me: “We celebrate life… We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. And, our family is important. We just celebrate all of life.”

  • Feedback: A dollop of student success

    At age 10, my daughter started a club. She was going to become a writer and would employ her classmates as apprentices. After devising a contract and business cards headlining in bold print, “Let That Writer Write,” she quickly recruited friends. Business cards were passed out to family, friends and teachers. In essence, this group would “write” whatever was needed. I was even enticed to post the business cards on social media to draw in more business. 

  • Let’s work together for our community
  • Epic fails, free throws and Coach Ferriell

    Editor’s note: This was originally published in October of 2011.

     

    “Taters!”

    That’s one of my nicknames, which was coined by my middle school basketball coach and physical education teacher at St. Charles Middle School - David Ferriell.

    “Girl, you been eatin’ too many taters,” he would say, teasing me during P.E. class.

  • Let’s get uncomfortable

    It’s really hard to step out of your comfort zone. 

    “Oh, don’t be afraid, everything is so much better outside of your comfort zone.” 

    That’s a phrase we probably here a lot. I know I hear it. And, yeah, I even say it. It’s one thing to just casually tell a friend or family member, “Hey it’s alright, just get out of your comfort zone,” and a totally different thing to actually do it yourself.

  • The Workforce Crisis Task Force: Crisis response in action

    Kentucky is enjoying economic growth, and the state continues to be home to successful established businesses as well as a hub for emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups.  

    The opportunities for Kentucky and the Lincoln Trail region are limitless, but the constraints on realizing those opportunities are real. Specifically, we face a workforce shortage in part due to this economic growth in so many sectors.

  • Making the right choice

    Last week in my column I had revealed that I had adopted a Jack Russell Terrier named JoJo, but the adoption did not work out.
    We’ve always had a dog in the house growing up, which I know is a little “odd” because since living in the south, I’ve learned that is more common for dogs to be kept outside. I think a lot of it has to do with the much, much colder temperatures in Michigan.

  • Legislative session is in full swing

    The threat of extreme winter weather conditions caused us to call off session in Frankfort on Friday, but not before we passed significant bills in the Senate earlier in the week. We hit the ground running during the second week of the 2018 session. Standing committees met to discuss and pass bills, which then went to the Senate floor for a full vote.

  • Being a good neighbor

    Maker’s Mark Distillery describes itself as Loretto’s “slice of heaven.”
    But, some residents in Loretto would strongly disagree with that description.
    All they see is black from the “warehouse fungus” that’s growing on their homes, cars, lawns, patio furniture, road signs, etc. And the news of Maker’s Mark expanding and building more warehouses (although we’re not sure where yet) is alarming for many residents, to say the least.

  • The new edition

    Hello! My name is Emily and I am proud to be joining the Enterprise as the new reporter!