• Historical landmarks highlight the essence of what makes Kentucky so unique

    Eighty years ago, historical preservation took a major step forward when the federal government began compiling a list of those irreplaceable landmarks that help define our country’s heritage.

  • New ruling on NGL pipelines

    Work on the Bluegrass Pipeline may have been suspended, but a court battle that started because of that project was updated last week.
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a Franklin Circuit Court ruling that eminent domain cannot be used to complete natural gas liquids pipelines under state law.

  • Kentucky is headed in the right direction

    After weathering several tough budget cycles, the state is on track to end the current fiscal year next month with much better news to report.
    Two weeks ago, the Office of State Budget Director said that April’s general fund receipts – which drive the budget – brought in a little more than $1 billion, a high-water mark that had never happened in a single month before.

  • How parents can support a new grad’s job search

    By Amber Mudd

    With graduation season upon us, many high school graduates are embarking on new territory – joining the workforce.
    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail has many no-cost services for those just starting out, but recent graduates also will look for guidance at home.

  • Don’t take Marion County for granted

    Last week I started doing something I should have done a long time ago.
    I finally started going through the archives of The Lebanon Enterprise, specifically the eight years my dad was editor/general manager here.
    Why in the world has it taken me so long to do this?

  • Take steps to protect children, pets inside hot cars

    By Kentucky New Era

    In the next few days the National Weather Service predicts temperatures will climb to at least 80 degrees. Western Kentuckians who are accustomed to brutal humidity and scorching hot days in the summer will enjoy an 80-degree day as a relatively mild and pleasant day.

  • Reflecting on Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is significant in Kentucky in a variety of ways, such as marking the unofficial beginning of summer with schools nearing the end of the semester, vacationers descending in droves to our lakes and rivers, and warm weather and sunshine becoming the norm.
    Memorial Day is also a time that many use as a day to remember their loved ones who have died; taking flowers to graves of relatives, and maybe even traveling back to their hometown for reunions and visits.

  • Never let the memory of our fallen soldiers fade

    It may not be the official start of the season, but for most of us, the upcoming three-day weekend is when summer arrives.
    This time is about much more than that, of course. More importantly, it’s when our nation pays tribute to those who died defending our country.
    That list now has more than 1.2 million names, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Dear FERC, the nuns are watching

    The deadline to submit comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the Tennessee Gas Pipeline is approaching quickly.
    May 18 is the last day FERC will be accepting comments related to a possible environmental assessment related to Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s plans to repurpose a portion of that natural gas line to carry natural gas liquids. The plan includes selling the repurposed lines to Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline. Both Tennessee Gas and UMTP are subsidiaries of Kinder Morgan.

  • Kentucky National Guard Memorial to be dedicated May 25