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Columns

  • In defense of millennials

    By Hillary C. Wright
    Guest columnist

    With the latest crop of college graduates out pounding the pavement in their job search, you’ve probably heard the generalizations and seen the hesitation of many employers in the hiring of the millennial. This new generation has been identified by so many undesirable traits that it seems nearly impossible to overcome the reputation.

  • Kentucky workforce development among nation’s best

    Whenever corporate leaders scout for new locations to expand or re-locate their business, they consider such obvious things as infrastructure, government incentives, taxes and the cost to build.
    Above all else, though, they look at the quality of the local workforce, according to annual surveys done by Site Selection magazine, a national trade publication that tracks economic development.

  • Halloween handouts

    Halloween is tomorrow.
    Obviously, you don’t know who might show up, but I’ve got a few suggestions on what to hand out, depending on who comes knocking.
    - For members of Congress: Duct tape and bailing wire.
    I’m not sure who first said it, but I’ve been told more than once that you can fix anything with duct tape and bailing wire. By now, I would think the federal government has run out of band aids, considering how many they have used in the last few years.

  • Monks promote peace

    By Charlie Pearl
    Guest columnist

    The Tibetan Buddhist monks from Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in India are gone now, on to other U.S. cities to create world peace sand paintings.
    But those fortunate enough to have spent time with them on their seven-day visit to Lebanon won’t forget the experience.
    Their genuine kindness, gentleness, compassion and love for everybody is contagious. You feel the ripples of peace.

  • Kentucky is working to end domestic violence

    On a typical day across the country, our domestic violence programs help more than 64,000 victims, 1,100 of whom live right here in Kentucky.
    But lack of funds, space and personnel mean another 10,000 have to wait for the services they need, including almost 90 here in the commonwealth.

  • Meant to be marathon

    “If you are losing faith in human nature go out and watch a marathon.”

  • Kentucky attorneys can make a difference through pro bono service by ‘helping just one’

    By Circuit Judge Roger Crittenden
    Chair of the Kentucky Access to Justice Commission

    Imagine facing serious, life-changing legal issues such as bankruptcy, foreclosure, domestic violence and wrongful eviction and not being able to afford an attorney.
    That’s the reality for thousands of low-income Kentuckians.

  • Monk invasion

    Men of courage and spirit traveled across the globe and visited Lebanon along the way. They brought with them gifts, merchandise and a message of peace. These men taught, learned and loved. 

    And while they may never return, they sure left something behind. 

    Of course, I’m talking about the monks from the Tashi Kyil Monastery, in India.

    I got to experience the monks and their lessons last week in a way different from most. 

    Through the lens. 

  • Thoughts to consider before granting a pipeline easement

    By Terry Geoghegan and Tom FitzGerald

    Landowners  contacted by the Bluegrass Pipeline Partners LLC, the Williams Company or one of their representatives about selling an easement for the construction of a 24-inch pressurized natural gas liquids pipeline across their property, rightfully have questions about whether granting such an easement is in their interest. 

  • Kynect me not? Columnist has trouble with exchange

    By Ryan Craig

    Editor, The Todd County Standard

    Despite the hubbub concerning the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care or (depending on your political leaning) the end of civilization or the beginning of a beautiful tomorrow, I look forward to trying to get different, cheaper insurance.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m kind of like Switzerland when it comes to the idea of a marketplace to shop for insurance.