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Columns

  • Job seekers with criminal records get second chance

    By Jerisia Lamons

    Felony. It is often a strong word that brings to mind the most serious crimes, and for offenders re-entering society, that commonly equates to barriers in their post-incarceration job search.
    At Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail (KCC-LT), we work with all job seekers regardless of their background. In our work with job seekers with criminal records, we’re seeing two important things emerge in the job market.

  • You and the Tri-County United Way make our community better

    By Lynne Robey
    Central Kentucky Community Action Council
    Executive director

    The Lebanon Enterprise published the Tri-County United Way allocations for 2017 in last week’s edition. These funds are generated through voluntary payroll deductions from the employees of local businesses.

  • Final week of 2017 session a historical one

    Long nights, intense debate, and media attention from across the globe wrapped up what started as a quiet final week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Minutes before the Senate gaveled out for good, Governor Matt Bevin called this session the most productive in history. It was truly an honor to work alongside the governor with the new House majority to pass many great initiatives for our commonwealth.

  • Seeing Seth smile

    Some stories I write for the newspaper really stick with me.
    The story I wrote about Seth Martinez, which was in last week’s edition of the Enterprise, is one of those stories.
    After learning more about Seth and how he was abused, I was disgusted, angered and heartbroken. How someone could abuse a child is something I will never understand. As a parent, I understand that caring for children can be stressful and, at times, maddening. But, it is never okay to abuse a child. Never.

  • Session was a significant one for Kentucky

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed

    The most significant legislative session in modern Kentucky history has officially come to an end. Although it was just a short, 30-day session, the General Assembly has accomplished more in 2017 than in any recent 60-day session.

  • The media is not the enemy

    By David Chavern

    It’s not breaking news that the media is not always popular. It is breaking news that even those who dislike the media are coming to the defense of the journalists and publications in light of recent attacks the Donald Trump administration has launched.

  • Enter the Bucks for Bright Ideas contest

    By Lisa Boone

    There’s no doubt entrepreneurship is essential to the Lincoln Trail region’s economy. Small business owners create jobs and increase opportunities for entire communities. That’s why I’m especially proud of the strong network of resources available to anyone in our region with a great idea for a product or service.

  • Dear Dad

    “Dear Dad.”
    When I was 13 years old, I wrote my dad a letter. It was one of several letters I wrote to him during my childhood. But, it was more than just a letter. It was a desperate plea.
    “Dad, please, I beg you, please stop drinking.”
    My dad was a good father. He was an amazing journalist and an incredible photographer. But, he was also an alcoholic.

  • Charter schools bill is the right move for Kentucky

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort. A flurry of bills were sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.

  • Making Kentucky safer, supporting first responders, and easing burdens on churches

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed

    With a busy week of the regular session behind us, the legislature is heading into a 10-day veto recess to let Governor Bevin review the legislation passed by the General Assembly. We took action this week to give final passage to several measures to make Kentucky safer, support our first responders, and ease burdens on our local churches.