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Columns

  • Change is on the horizon for Kentucky’s internet speeds

    Three months ago, when the Washington Post ran a story comparing peak broadband internet speeds among the states, the news for Kentucky was not good: We came in last, behind Arkansas. Our rate is half of what can be found in Virginia, which placed second.

  • Find the benefits of a multi-generational workforce

    By Kenny Rambo

    Our current workplace culture includes more generations working together than ever before. For the first time in history we have four generations in the workplace at one time – traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X and millennials. Such a diverse group of people working together can create challenges for workplace culture, but this also provides an opportunity for employees to learn and grow as a team.

  • 98 bills go into effect today

    Interim activity continues, and in our meetings there has been very significant data provided. During the IJC on labor and industry last week, Dr. Kate Akers of the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics reported that nearly 63 percent of Kentucky public high school graduates were college and/or career ready in 2014. While the numbers are an increase over previous years, it is difficult to compare with other states because Kentucky is unique in this measurement.

  • Father discovers what it’s all about

    You’ll have to forgive me, but I’ve been searching the Enterprise archives again.
    I recently found two columns that my dad wrote – one before my twin sister and I were born and one soon after we were born. I thought it would be fitting to publish both of them in honor of Father’s Day, which is Sunday.

  • ‘The value of hard work’

    By Brady Spalding

    I have been involved in the Boy Scouts of America program since I was 12 years old. Many think Scouts is just something for boys to do for fun, and in some ways that is true. However, fully completing the rankings and earning the rank of Eagle is a fairly rigorous challenge. In order to become an Eagle Scout, one must complete 21 merit badges, serve in positions of leadership for several months, complete a community service project, and this all is in addition to prior completion of the other five ranks.  

  • New laws take effect June 24

    The approval of new laws may be a wintertime activity, but in most cases, this legislation doesn’t actually take effect until the heat of summer. Unless a law has an emergency clause or a specific enactment date, it becomes official 90 days after the General Assembly completes its work. This year, that falls on June 24.

  • Lincoln Trail tourism drives economy forward

    By Dawn Przystal

    Throughout Kentucky, tourism is playing a greater role in local economies and the Lincoln Trail region is no exception. Our region’s rich history, beautiful natural landscapes, ability to quench the world’s thirst for bourbon and much more not only make our region a great place to live and work, but also a great place to visit.

  • Kentucky’s future as auto manufacturers is bright

    In 1913, when the automotive industry first set up shop in Kentucky, few then could have imagined just how much of an impact it would have on the commonwealth in the decades ahead.
    It all began on South Third Street in Louisville, where 17 employees could assemble up to 12 of Ford’s Model T vehicles on a good day.
    Now, we churn out more than 3,500 a day on average at our four assembly plants, or about 1.3 million a year. That’s a traffic jam stretching from Seattle to Miami.

  • Fixing the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System must be a priority
  • Crusade for Children saved my life

    The following is a column my father, Steve Lowery, published in the July 19, 1979 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise. Maybe his words will make you think twice before ignoring or passing by that local firefighter collecting money for the Crusade for Children this weekend.

    For the past few years I've bitched every time the WHAS Crusade for Children drive was in progress. The Crusade meant that people would be looking for financial handouts to give to Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, an institution far removed from my everyday thoughts.