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Opinion

  • Nonprofit organization, Save Nosey Now, Inc., is asking several small towns in Kentucky to not allow the Great American Family Circus (aka Liebel Family Circus) to use their long-suffering elephant, Nosey (aka Tiny), in shows this month in Hazel, Marion, Wickliffe, Hanson and Eddyville. Nosey has been with the Florida circus family for over three decades, and Save Nosey Now, Inc. wishes to see her in one of the three true elephant sanctuaries in North America.

  • By Katherine L. Stone, Ph.D. and Laura Bonzo-Sims, Ed.D.

  • By Daniel Carney

    In the Lincoln Trail region and across Kentucky, employers, educators, economic development professionals and community organizations are turning their attention to modern manufacturing.
    One of our economy’s strongest engines, manufacturers employ more than one of every five workers in our eight-county region. Further, the industry offers plenty of opportunity for new workers as demand grows and older workers retire.

  • By Gene Policinski
    Newseum CEO

    WASHINGTON — The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.

  • By Andrea Woodward
    Guest columnist

  • Do you have a bucket list?
    You know, a list of things you’d like to do before you kick the bucket… Do you have one?
    I have one written in my head. I’ve never truly sat down and made a list. But, I should. We all should.

  • By Dr. Evelyn A. Ellis

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) is embarking on a comprehensive effort to address the workforce supply crisis our region faces. The factors affecting labor participation rates are varied and complex, ranging from a technical skills gap, to a lack of soft skills, to a lack of awareness as well the multitude of barriers to employment some in our communities face.

  • By Ken Begley
    Guest columnist

    I’ve served on active duty and the Army Reserve for 42 years as an enlisted man in a wide variety of units and leadership positions. My time is almost over as I will be retired at the end of October when I reach 60.
    It’s been interesting, fun, scary at times, and most of all rewarding.
    My deepest regret is not taking Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) as a cadet when I was in college and becoming an officer in the U.S. Army. I feel I could have done so much more if I had.

  • By Kim Huston

    Bourbon is booming, and this week we’ll see further evidence of that as Bardstown - the Bourbon Capital of the World - hosts the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. In 2016, 53,000 people from 44 states as well as the District of Columbia and 14 different countries attended the festival, and we are looking forward to an even more successful 2017 festival.

  • By Stanley Gaddie
    Guest columnist

  • The Loretto Community is deeply disappointed and angered by the decision of the Trump administration to suspend the DACA Executive Order and break our nation’s promise to 800,000 young Dreamers. Loretto urges congressional passage of the bi-partisan DREAM Act, which would convert DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Executive Order, issued by President Obama and yesterday suspended by the Trump administration – into federal law.

  • Family is forever
    At the Village of Lebanon Assisted Living we are one big family. When moving a loved one into an assisted living community, one important word that comes to mind is “trust.“ You want the peace of mind that your loved one will receive the utmost care by professionals who will treat them like their own family. At Village of Lebanon Assisted Living, we could not take this responsibility more seriously.

  • Five out of seven days a week, my alarm sounds at 4 a.m.
    Yes, 4 a.m.
    No, I don’t have cows to milk or livestock to feed.
    I willingly choose to get up really early, put on my gym clothes, take the dogs out to do their business, and then drive to Fitness One in Lebanon.
    You would think that at such an early hour the gym would be empty, but that’s not the case.
    I can always expect “the regulars” to be there.
    Who are “the regulars?”
    Oh, I’m glad you asked.

  • In a recent announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), certain vapor product compliance deadlines will be extended to 2022. Although this appears to be a victory for the vape industry, it is not the end of the uphill vape ban battle.
    The good news is that Congress is still currently considering H.R. 1136, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017. This law would provide sensible regulations that allow a better FDA approval process for existing and future products.

  • By State Rep. Brandon Reed

    The independent consulting group, PFM, commissioned by the state to examine our pension problems, released their long-awaited report on Aug. 28. In the midst of much news reporting and information being pushed, it is important to note that the report only lists PFM’s proposals, and any legislative action will not mirror the full recommendations.

  • Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Kentucky

  • By Katherine L. Stone, Ph.D. and Laura Bonzo-Sims, Ed.D.

  • By Megan Stith

    We’ve all had a day when something upset our pre-work routine. It could have been a flat tire, a child with a sudden fever and, hence, no daycare option, or a power outage that knocked out your alarm clock and every appliance in the kitchen. Those are bad days, to say the least, even for those of us who have flexibility and solid support systems.

  • Summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school, but the members of the Kentucky General Assembly are still working on your behalf in Frankfort attending Interim Joint Committees. These committees bring together members of the Kentucky House and Senate to collaborate on policy ideas and discuss bills for future sessions. The interim is also a time for us, the members of the General Assembly, to hear from different offices and branches of government to keep them accountable to you, the taxpayer.