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Today's Opinions

  • Workforce program helps employers offset training costs

    By Jim Skees

    Across the country, a lack of skilled workers is challenging employers both large and small in a number of industries. 
    We face the same workforce concerns in Kentucky and the Lincoln Trail region. That’s one reason why the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board work vigorously to support job seekers and connect them with area employers.

  • Corrections & Clarifications
  • Give the gift of life

    Imagine waking up this morning and finding out that you need a life-saving organ to survive.
    You, a family member or a friend might be living that reality today.
    Or, you might find out tomorrow that you need a new kidney.
    Or, a week from now your doctor could tell you that your child needs a new heart, your mother needs new lungs or your father needs a new liver to survive.
    Can you imagine?
    More than 1,000 adults and children in Kentucky are living that reality right now. They are waiting for a life-saving transplant this very second.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 27, 2016

    Vision becomes reality
    Six years ago the three of us started out with a goal to raise autism awareness and have our first autism walk. We have been touched and overwhelmed every year by this great community that has supported us in this endeavor. We ultimately wanted to have a "safe" place for individuals affected by autism to go and bring experiences to them that they may not otherwise experience due to sensory or social deficits.

  • New legislation that you need to know about

    Legislative sessions tend to be remembered for just a handful of new laws, and this year’s, which ended April 15, is no different.
    The budget was understandably the most prominent, with its chief highlight being the significant amount of new money the General Assembly put toward the unfunded liabilities of our public retirement systems.

  • Nephew receives new lungs, new life

    By Harry VanWhy
    Guest columnist

    It was June 9, 2011. This was the night that my 20-year-old nephew would receive his new lungs. I was there at the Tampa Hospital to be beside my brother, Dave, while he waited for his son, Davey, to receive his life-saving new lungs.

  • Don’t sign the petition

    It's time to call a spade a spade.
    In last week’s edition, we published a story about a committee that has formed to petition to recall the nickel tax.
    Four of the five Marion Countians on the committee also petitioned to put the nickel tax to a vote in 2007. Randall Lawson, Richie Lee, Robby Shewmaker and Robert Darrell Shewmaker were involved in a similar effort then, and they were successful in their efforts. The nickel tax was put on the ballot in November of 2008, and was recalled. (This time, Joe Livers has joined the committee.)

  • Censorship infringes on our freedom

    By Brittany S. Greenwell
    Guest columnist