• Well-reasoned, well-written
    I'm superintendent in Bullitt County and just read your editorial about the petition. I have no skin in that game, except that I believe your community really needs that facility funding, but I think that your editorial is exceptionally well-reasoned and well-written and I wanted you to know it.
    Keith Davis
    Bullitt County Superintendent

    Make your community a better place for all

  • By McKenna Dosier
    Summer intern

    Moving to a new town is always scary. You have to meet new people and find new radio stations. Not to mention pack and unpack all your boxes in and out of your tiny car because, let's face it, everything is a necessity.
    Hello, my name is McKenna Dosier and I'm the new summer intern at The Lebanon Enterprise.
    I'm originally from Kenton County, Kentucky where I live with my father, Randy; mother, Jodi; younger brother, Caden and my dog, Denali.

  • By Jim Skees

    There is no doubt that an employee with the right skills has a direct effect on an employer’s bottom line.

  • More than 1,500 Marion Countians allegedly signed a petition protesting the recallable nickel recently, and their names and addresses were published in The Lebanon Enterprise last week.

  • As our 2016 graduates walk across the stage, I want to take a moment to congratulate them for their hard work and accomplishments.
    This year’s class is entering a world much different than the one I entered as I graduated high school. Technology has vastly changed the makeup of our workforce, and an uncertain economy often makes job hunting a difficult task.

  • By Kaleb D. Ibarra
    Guest columnist

  • Marion County rocks!

  • On Monday, our nation will pause as it has for more than 150 years to remember and pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting our nation.
    There are more than 1.2 million names on that list, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • By the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Pro-gun rhetoric plays on our deepest fears.
    “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
    That presents a simple world of good versus bad, each self-evident, where you hope the good guy has a gun and is the better shot.

  • Last week, state tourism leaders unveiled the latest annual study on the positive impact this industry has in Kentucky. In a word, the news was good.
    Overall, tourism generated nearly $14 billion in direct and indirect sales in 2015, a five percent increase over 2014’s total. It supported 186,000 jobs and provided nearly $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.

  • By Jim Paxton
    The Paducah Sun

    For many years in Kentucky the law looked back five years in determining whether a DUI conviction was a "first offense." Senate Bill 56 extends that look-back to 10 years.

  • The final week of the 2016 General Assembly was marked by the passage of a $21 billion spending plan for the two-year period beginning July 1, and it is being hailed as the most conservative budget the commonwealth has seen in a generation.
    Governor Matt Bevin set the parameters for the state budget debate when he announced his proposed budget in January. He proposed major funding increases to Kentucky’s struggling pension systems and asked other areas of state government to participate in funding reductions.

  • Deep thought required
    Let me begin with an answer to Stephen Lega’s column published in the May 4, 2016, edition of The Lebanon Enterprise. I proudly side with the individuals who have the courage to stand up for public integrity and honorable community values. Especially those who have common sense. I understand Mr. Lega that you probably get a kick out of reading responses to your columns because you believe that rebuttal and division of a community somehow makes you look like you are doing your job. Enjoy.

  • A quarter-century ago, Kentucky had nowhere to go but up when it came to the education levels of adults 25 and older.
    Only two-thirds had graduated from high school, and less than a sixth had earned a bachelor’s degree. No state had a lower combined percentage.

  • Editor’s note: The following guest column was written in response to an editorial published in the April 20 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise entitled, “Don’t sign the petition.” The following is being published exactly how it was submitted to the Enterprise. It should be noted that their claims about two board members’ having “concerns” are unsubstantiated.

  • By Dr. Thelma White

    A recent study by the Chronicle of Education found that many employers value work experience, particularly internships and employment during school, in addition to grade-point average and college major.
    While it’s still important for students to pursue a strong academic foundation and have a focused career path, we have increasingly encouraged our students to supplement their education with real work experience. 

  • Editor’s note: This letter was written in response to an article in last week’s edition about Calvary Elementary School’s students completing the “Leader in Me” program.

    Leader In Me program should be dropped

  • Other than constitutional amendments, which go before the voters, every bill the General Assembly passes has to clear one final hurdle before becoming law: The governor’s pen.
    The governor has the authority to sign or reject bills, or to let them become law without a signature. He or she can only approve or veto bills in their entirety – except in budgetary matters, which can be line-item vetoed without affecting the rest.

  • 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.