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Columns

  • Education, healthcare, tourism and economy discussed during the interim
  • Legislators educated on hot topics

    The past two weeks, I have heard testimony on issues from new temporary tags and the Kentucky Automated Vehicle Information System (KAVIS) for vehicle deeds, to the need for a Veterans’ Center in Bowling Green. This is something I appreciate as a legislator; learning about the complex and various issues so important to our citizens on a firsthand basis. In the district, I recently visited the Dunnville Post Office with Rep. Mike Harmon about the proposed reduction of operating hours. 

  • One more evaluation

    OK, let’s try this again.
    The issue of the superintendent’s evaluation was raised near the end of a citizens meeting held June 30 in Loretto. One of the specific issues discussed was whether that evaluation needed to be conducted in open session.
    I was mistaken in some of what I reported last week, and I want to try to clarify as best I can.

  • Workforce Investment program makes training affordable for Lincoln Trail employers

    By Jim Skees

    Just as most businesses do not find instant success, a new employee won’t hit full capacity on the first day on the job. Hiring and training a new employee takes time and, for some companies, training new employees presents an expense that might even slow growth.

  • Touchy Subject

    Education is, and probably always will be, a touchy subject. 

    In Marion County, the school system has been a particularly touchy subject in recent months, and based on the letters to the editor we received this week, it probably will be for the foreseeable future.

    Last week, we reported Superintendent Taylora Schlosser’s response to the board of education’s decision to grant her another 18 months to move to Marion County. She saw that as a necessary decision to provide stability to the system.

  • Work Ready has its advantages

    By Kim Huston

     As communities look for an edge in today’s competitive global economy, there are few things as powerful as developing a high-quality workforce. 

    Here in the Lincoln Trail region, it’s exciting to see multiple counties taking steps to develop a highly skilled workforce that is ready to go to work. Leaders in those counties have applied or are in the process of applying for Work Ready Community certification.

  • Have a happy Fourth of July
  • Take time to express yourself

    By Matt Overing

    Enterprise intern

     

    Valuing different foarms of expression is something I have found myself doing more and more often as I age.

    In elementary school, I though girls with piercings were weird. As a teenager, I though tattoos were weird. I rarely wore jeans and didn’t understand how people found them comfortable. I didn’t understand why people didn’t like sports. 

    People that thought differently than me were weird. I was the normal one.

  • The greatest generation indeed

     For years, I have been interested in the decade 1940-1950, where our young men and women sacrificed so much to fight the Nazi regime in Europe and the Japanese in the south Pacific.

    Never have so many Americans worked in concert to defend democracy and defeat two horrendous and oppressive governments bent on world domination.

    It’s amazing that our men and women both on the battlefield and at home never complained about anything. They knew the job had to get done and they did it.

  • Kentucky Baroque Trumpeters – Not just another band

    By Ruth Ann Fogle

    In June of this year I had the opportunity to attend a concert at Saint Augustine Catholic Church where I shared an experience I would have never dreamed possible in Lebanon.