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Today's Opinions

  • Fourth of July a time for celebration

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed
     
    The Fourth of July is a time that represents everything that is fundamentally great about America: the freedom and inalienable rights that this nation was founded upon.

  • Free training for in-demand fields Work Ready Scholarship

    By Dr. Juston Pate

    Employers in high-demand industries across our region are facing the same challenge. They are struggling to find the skilled employees they need to replenish an aging workforce, grow their businesses and remain globally competitive. At the same time, many Central Kentuckians with the potential to succeed in our region’s growing career fields are held back by the financial burden of continuing their education.

  • Letters to the editor - July 26, 2017

    Good deed doesn’t go unnoticed

  • Kentucky ranked No. 1 for wrong health reasons

    By Dr. Patrick J. Withrow

    What I am referring to, sadly, are the horrible chronic diseases and premature deaths caused by Kentuckians using tobacco products.
    Per Capita, Kentucky ranks No. 1 in cigarette consumption of all 50 states and leads the nation in lung cancer deaths. One-third of all cancer deaths in Kentucky are related to tobacco. The No. 1 killer of women is heart attack and stroke and of men, cancer; most are attributable to tobacco. Kentucky leads the nation by far in pregnant women who smoke (26.5 percent vs. 10.7 percent).  

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  • Feeding Marion County

    By Gary Miles

    While we may not like to admit it, hunger is everywhere, in every single community, including Marion County.
    While the economy has been improving, food insecurity and poverty remain higher than before the Great Recession of 2008 began. And while food insecurity rates have declined, the millions of people still facing hunger could be falling further behind.

  • Feeding Marion County

    By Gary Miles

    While we may not like to admit it, hunger is everywhere, in every single community, including Marion County.
    While the economy has been improving, food insecurity and poverty remain higher than before the Great Recession of 2008 began. And while food insecurity rates have declined, the millions of people still facing hunger could be falling further behind.

  • New program helps young adults ‘gear up’ for manufacturing careers

    By Trish Niles

    As a member of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) and a human resource professional, I can relay firsthand our region’s growing demand for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry. At the same time, we know there are young adults living in our region who are interested in meaningful careers in manufacturing, but need help to get a successful start.