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Opinion

  • 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.

  • Running a 200-mile overnight relay race across Kentucky with little to no sleep might not sound like much fun to you. In fact, to some folks, it probably sounds like a form of torture or punishment. But, every year, thousands of runners from all over the state, country and beyond voluntarily participate in such an event. It’s called The Bourbon Chase - a relay race in which teams of runners cover 200 miles along the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

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

    As we have all read in the journals, seen in the classrooms and in our offices, parents are hungry for the secrets to parenting their child toward success. They seek answers from researched books, highly acclaimed TED talks, and from professionals behind the desk. One important group of experts often overlooked is the group who can give us information straight from the trenches, the kids themselves.

  • Landmark News Service

    It’s a situation hard for some of us to fathom.
    Many in the area don’t know from day to day where their next meal is coming from. It’s estimated more than 700,000 Kentucky residents are faced with this dilemma each day.
    Hunger in Kentucky is a dire issue, but one that can be solved.
    To help with the solution, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recently visited Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland to bolster a hunger-fighting partnership: The Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl.