• Pension plan is not perfect, but it’s a good step in the right direction
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week: A celebration of innovation

    By Lisa Boone

    Communities in more than 165 countries are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Nov. 13-19, a time to help potential entrepreneurs explore the possibilities of turning their bright idea into a thriving business. Here in the Lincoln Trail region, we’re excited to again be counted among those communities, especially considering the immense role entrepreneurship plays in our economy.

  • Will run for burgers

    Running a 200-mile overnight relay race across Kentucky with little to no sleep might not sound like much fun to you. In fact, to some folks, it probably sounds like a form of torture or punishment. But, every year, thousands of runners from all over the state, country and beyond voluntarily participate in such an event. It’s called The Bourbon Chase - a relay race in which teams of runners cover 200 miles along the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

  • What parents need to know: As told by the experts, their kids

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

    As we have all read in the journals, seen in the classrooms and in our offices, parents are hungry for the secrets to parenting their child toward success. They seek answers from researched books, highly acclaimed TED talks, and from professionals behind the desk. One important group of experts often overlooked is the group who can give us information straight from the trenches, the kids themselves.

  • Three questions parents need to ask before ‘helping’

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

  • Manufacturing Month shines light on opportunities, training resources

    By Daniel Carney

    In the Lincoln Trail region and across Kentucky, employers, educators, economic development professionals and community organizations are turning their attention to modern manufacturing.
    One of our economy’s strongest engines, manufacturers employ more than one of every five workers in our eight-county region. Further, the industry offers plenty of opportunity for new workers as demand grows and older workers retire.

  • Learn the facts about your health care needs

    By Anne Harrison, PT, PhD and Marilyn Fox, PhD

    The U.S. health care system is very complex, but one thing is clear: it’s expensive. The U.S. spent $3.2 trillion dollars overall on health care in 2015, about $9,900 per person, or 17.5 percent of our gross domestic product. That’s why it’s vital that everyone understands the basics of the current law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) and compare it to the various healthcare bills being proposed by Congress.

  • Employers struggling to find able-bodied Kentuckians

    Autumn is already upon us as we celebrate the return of fall colors and cooler weather. In advance of the special session, members of the Kentucky General Assembly have been busy during the interim period. Although we are not in session currently, there are many issues that face our Commonwealth that can be addressed outside of the convened legislative body including hearing from citizens across the state about issues that directly affect them.

  • Power of the press is the content, not the delivery platform

    By Gene Policinski
    Newseum CEO

    WASHINGTON — The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.

  • Waking up to the boom in natural gas

    By Andrea Woodward
    Guest columnist