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Columns

  • General Assembly gets back to work Feb. 7

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed

    As the General Assembly takes an organizational break from the 2017 regular session, we continue to focus on the issues Kentuckians elected us to address. The first week was historic for many reasons. Republicans took control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time since 1921, we saw a Republican Speaker of the House gavel in for the first time in nearly 100 years, and we passed several bills during the first week keeping good on our promise to bring each of us a better Kentucky.

  • KY FAME grows opportunity for students, employers

    By Daniel Carney

    To remain globally competitive, advanced manufacturers need a pipeline of workers prepared to fill highly technical positions. Throughout the Lincoln Trail region, employers, educators and workforce and economic development professionals are working together to develop that pipeline.
    The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing (KY FAME), Lincoln Trail Chapter, is one important way our region is addressing the technical skills gap and creating opportunities for both students and manufacturers.

  • Gerard is our MVP

    We all love to win.
    Winning contests, games… the lottery… winning is just fun.
    But, I’ve found that watching others win can be even more rewarding.
    Friday evening during the Kentucky Press Association’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Awards Banquet in Louisville, I watched Enterprise Sports Correspondent Gerard Flanagan win his first KPA award.
    But, he didn’t just win - he won first place - in the sports column category.
    I don’t know who was happier – Gerard or me.

  • When the unexpected happens

    When I accepted my job at The Lebanon Enterprise, I had no intention of leaving anytime soon. Emily and I were going to settle here. We were going to make a life here. We were going to ingrain ourselves within the community. Then, the unexpected happened.
    The word “unexpected” is an uncomfortable one for a lot of people. Naturally, we are creatures of habit. We like to get up about the same time each morning. We like our coffee a certain way. We have our routines, and to break from them is often a cause for some distress.

  • Historical, productive week in Frankfort

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed
     
    For the first time since 1921, Republicans took control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, making our first week back to Frankfort a historic one. We have been hard at work doing exactly what the voters of Kentucky sent us to Frankfort to accomplish. The result of this was an extremely productive first week of the 2017 session, in which priority bills to improve the economy, protect life, and make government more accountable passed through the General Assembly.

  • ‘Catch the moments of your life’

    Words, when strung together carefully and creatively, can touch a person’s soul.
    At least, that’s been my experience.

  • So, this is 30

    When you’re a kid, you have this vision of what being an adult is like. Anyone older than 20 looks ancient. Anyone older than 40 has to be a grandparent. Then, when you actually become an adult, you start to wonder if you missed the switch somehow.
    At what point did I stop being a kid and start being an adult?

  • When workers want to live here, so do job creators

    By Carole Logsdon

    Have you heard the news? The Lincoln Trail Region is getting a new multiplex. You will no longer have to travel to larger metropolitan areas to catch a show in a modern, state of the art theater. It will create jobs and is certainly economic development activity, but in addition to that, this theater will enhance our region’s quality of place.

  • Corrected vision

    When I was younger, I had to rely on glasses. It was so bad that I couldn’t see three feet in front of my face. Colors merged together like a Jackson Pollack painting. You could forget road signs, heck, you could forget the dashboard clock for that matter. Without my glasses, I was pretty much useless.

  • A better career outlook in 2017

    By Terri Thomas

    A new year has come, and for many employees and job seekers, it’s the perfect time to step back and consider their career paths and plans. As many will look to make 2017 a great work year or even make concrete resolutions to get a new job, earn a promotion or start training for an in-demand career, the staff at Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail offers the following strategies to help strengthen your 2017 career outlook.

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