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Opinion

  • I consider myself to be a good parent.
    I try really hard to teach my son to be kind, try hard in school, be a good sport and eat his vegetables (even if they are served with Pizza Rolls).
    I try to be a good parent, but I fully admit, I fail sometimes.
    Recently, I got a serious wakeup call and reminder that I need to step up my parenting game.

  • I would like to start this article by wishing each of you a Merry Christmas and thanking you for allowing me to serve as your state senator. This year has flown by starting with a productive 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, followed by a busy interim break, new senate leadership elections, and talks of pension reform. Many of you have offered constructive feedback and opinions that I have taken to heart as we begin to craft legislation for the 2018 budget session.

  • By Carter Dyson

    With 2017 coming to a close, many job seekers and potential job seekers are considering what they want to accomplish on the job in the coming year.
    Whether you are looking to get a new career on track, re-enter the workforce or move to the next level in your field, there’s probably one thing that rings true for every job search: It’s hard work. Yet, like so many other things, a well-researched plan will greatly increase your chances of success.

  • By Gary Miles

    There’s just something about the calendar turning over from November to December, which makes us feel a bit more charitable. Nonprofit organizations all across the area see a surge in generosity during this time, even from those who have already opened their hearts to those in need. Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) and our partner agencies are no exception to this.

  • By Lori Mangum
    Maryhurst Foster Care Director
     

    November is National Adoption Month, and though the month-long observance is an important conversation starter, it can’t fully convey the ongoing and unmet needs of children searching for their forever homes. During this season of giving and gratitude, the truth is that more than 7,000 kids in Kentucky will spend the holidays in the care of someone other than their family of origin.

  • I debated writing this, but the ongoing news about prominent men being accused of sexual harassment has been weighing heavily on my mind and my conscience.
    I’ve heard several people recently ask the question, “Why are so many women speaking out about sexual harassment now?”
    My response: “Who cares!”
    Women finally feel brave enough to speak out – that’s a good thing.
    And, when one woman speaks out, it emboldens the rest of us.
    But, honestly, I wish we would have spoken out sooner.

  • As Christmas draws near, Kentuckians gear up for the shopping season. Many shoppers plan their Thanksgiving weekend around Black Friday advertisements while others scope the latest online deals for Cyber Monday.

  • The final push is near.
    With almost three months of college football already in the books, bowl season - and the playoff - are quickly approaching for Division 1’s 120 FBS teams.
    From Dec. 16 all the way Jan. 8, 40 bowl games - and 80 participating teams - will get a shot to end their season on a high shot. Out of that, four teams get a shot at the marquee matchups in college football - the College Football Playoff (CFP).

  • The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • By Jordan Rasmussen
    Center for Rural Affairs

    The challenges that try rural communities in nearly all aspects of health care – greater travel distances, fewer providers, heightened health concerns, lower incomes – also stand in the way of the delivery of behavioral and mental health care services. While there is not a greater prevalence of mental illness among rural residents, a significant disparity exists in access to mental health services and care for rural populations.

  • “The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.” - Gene Amole

    The sunrise – it’s sort of become my thing.
    As my family and friends can attest, I rise WAAAAAAY before the sun does at least six days a week. And one of my favorite things to do is watch the sunrise.

  • Over the course of American history, millions of Americans have answered the call of service by joining the Armed Forces. This noble sacrifice has made the United States the freest, most prosperous nation on Earth, and has guaranteed basic freedoms for Americans of all stripes.

  • By Cal Turner Jr.

    Looking around our world today, we don’t have to look very far to see adversity. From the hurricanes ravaging our nation to the peace rallies working to smooth over cultural and racial divisions, adversity lives all around us, with people struggling to overcome many different challenges.

  • Green River Ministries can help
    If you’ve never been assigned a social worker, a lot of the jargon used at Green River Ministries Homeless Shelter is likely to sound like another language. One of the most commonly used phrases, but less frequently explained terms used at our organization is, “case management.” What does this term actually mean?

  • Due to the premium nature and increased production and distribution costs of the Thanksgiving Day edition, to be published on Nov. 22, 2017, all subscribers will incur a nominal additional charge of $1 for the edition. Your total bill will remain unaffected but there will be a slight adjustment in your expiration date, unless you have selected the monthly EZ Pay option. The premium surcharge will be added to the applicable regular monthly EZ pay charge.

  • By Phil Marshall

  • We need a homeless shelter

  • By Lisa Boone

    Communities in more than 165 countries are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Nov. 13-19, a time to help potential entrepreneurs explore the possibilities of turning their bright idea into a thriving business. Here in the Lincoln Trail region, we’re excited to again be counted among those communities, especially considering the immense role entrepreneurship plays in our economy.