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Columns

  • Employee training made more affordable

    By Jim Skees

    There is no doubt that an employee with the right skills has a direct effect on an employer’s bottom line.

  • Public protest, public record

    More than 1,500 Marion Countians allegedly signed a petition protesting the recallable nickel recently, and their names and addresses were published in The Lebanon Enterprise last week.

  • Strive for greatness graduates

    As our 2016 graduates walk across the stage, I want to take a moment to congratulate them for their hard work and accomplishments.
    This year’s class is entering a world much different than the one I entered as I graduated high school. Technology has vastly changed the makeup of our workforce, and an uncertain economy often makes job hunting a difficult task.

  • Invest in your children, Marion County

    By Kaleb D. Ibarra
    Guest columnist

  • Remembering those who gave all

    On Monday, our nation will pause as it has for more than 150 years to remember and pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting our nation.
    There are more than 1.2 million names on that list, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Tourism news is good in Kentucky

    Last week, state tourism leaders unveiled the latest annual study on the positive impact this industry has in Kentucky. In a word, the news was good.
    Overall, tourism generated nearly $14 billion in direct and indirect sales in 2015, a five percent increase over 2014’s total. It supported 186,000 jobs and provided nearly $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.

  • Guest column: DUI look-back bill remedies big loophole

    By Jim Paxton
    The Paducah Sun

    For many years in Kentucky the law looked back five years in determining whether a DUI conviction was a "first offense." Senate Bill 56 extends that look-back to 10 years.

  • Governor passes conservative budget for commonwealth

    The final week of the 2016 General Assembly was marked by the passage of a $21 billion spending plan for the two-year period beginning July 1, and it is being hailed as the most conservative budget the commonwealth has seen in a generation.
    Governor Matt Bevin set the parameters for the state budget debate when he announced his proposed budget in January. He proposed major funding increases to Kentucky’s struggling pension systems and asked other areas of state government to participate in funding reductions.

  • Funding our colleges and universities should be a priority

    A quarter-century ago, Kentucky had nowhere to go but up when it came to the education levels of adults 25 and older.
    Only two-thirds had graduated from high school, and less than a sixth had earned a bachelor’s degree. No state had a lower combined percentage.

  • Petition committee responds

    Editor’s note: The following guest column was written in response to an editorial published in the April 20 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise entitled, “Don’t sign the petition.” The following is being published exactly how it was submitted to the Enterprise. It should be noted that their claims about two board members’ having “concerns” are unsubstantiated.