http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Women making waves in Kentucky and beyond http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/women-making-waves-kentucky-and-beyond <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mills_terry_web_73.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women&rsquo;s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th in Aug. 1920.&nbsp;Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.<br /> Women making waves in Kentucky and beyond http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/women-making-waves-kentucky-and-beyond <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mills_terry_web_73.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women&rsquo;s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th in Aug. 1920.&nbsp;Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.<br /> Finding a way forward for state’s retirement system http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/finding-way-forward-state%E2%80%99s-retirement-system <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jimmy_higdon_web_60.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> One of this interim period&rsquo;s hot button issues is finding a way to stabilize the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) and the Kentucky Employee Retirement System (KRS). KTRS was debated in the waning days of the last General Assembly, and the momentum continues. As a member of the Public Pension Oversight Board, I have had a seat at the table on these issues, continuing to deliberate with the various stakeholders and legislators who want to find a solution.<br /> Finding a way forward for state’s retirement system http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/finding-way-forward-state%E2%80%99s-retirement-system <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jimmy_higdon_web_60.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> One of this interim period&rsquo;s hot button issues is finding a way to stabilize the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) and the Kentucky Employee Retirement System (KRS). KTRS was debated in the waning days of the last General Assembly, and the momentum continues. As a member of the Public Pension Oversight Board, I have had a seat at the table on these issues, continuing to deliberate with the various stakeholders and legislators who want to find a solution.<br /> Where Opportunity Knox celebrates first anniversary http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/where-opportunity-knox-celebrates-first-anniversary <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/09-02-15_work_matters_column.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Wendell Lawrence</strong><br /> It is hard to believe Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs and the Greater Louisville Region by the end of 2017, is celebrating its first anniversary in September. &nbsp;<br /> In the last year, nearly 1,500 veterans and spouses have been connected with employment opportunities throughout the region and over 130 participating employers have signed up to support this initiative.<br /> Where Opportunity Knox celebrates first anniversary http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/where-opportunity-knox-celebrates-first-anniversary <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/09-02-15_work_matters_column.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Wendell Lawrence</strong><br /> It is hard to believe Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs and the Greater Louisville Region by the end of 2017, is celebrating its first anniversary in September. &nbsp;<br /> In the last year, nearly 1,500 veterans and spouses have been connected with employment opportunities throughout the region and over 130 participating employers have signed up to support this initiative.<br /> Kentucky Classic Orchestra debuts, Ralph Curtis and the Nashville Imposters return http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/kentucky-classic-orchestra-debuts-ralph-curtis-and-nashville-imposters-return <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/02-04-15_review_dixon_12.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="44" height="85" /><p> <strong>By G.B. Dixon</strong><br /> With the sublime prompting of a simple downbeat, a new artistic entity has arrived, promising more in the way of things to do in central Kentucky. Under the fluid direction of Dr. Lisa McArthur, Kentucky Classic Orchestra held its inaugural concert before an appreciative crowd of around 100 people Sunday at Centre Square in Lebanon.<br /> Kentucky Classic Orchestra debuts, Ralph Curtis and the Nashville Imposters return http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/kentucky-classic-orchestra-debuts-ralph-curtis-and-nashville-imposters-return <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/02-04-15_review_dixon_12.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="44" height="85" /><p> <strong>By G.B. Dixon</strong><br /> With the sublime prompting of a simple downbeat, a new artistic entity has arrived, promising more in the way of things to do in central Kentucky. Under the fluid direction of Dr. Lisa McArthur, Kentucky Classic Orchestra held its inaugural concert before an appreciative crowd of around 100 people Sunday at Centre Square in Lebanon.<br />