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Columns

  • New Lincoln Trail Youth Academy explores today’s local careers

    The new Lincoln Trail Youth Academy is offering a summer job like no other. It’s an opportunity for young adults to explore local careers in high-demand fields, gain work experience and learn the job search and soft skills they need for long-term success. 

    Plus, they’ll earn $9 per hour for their time spent at a workplace or in a classroom. 

  • A little boy named José

    I can’t stop thinking about a 5-year-old little boy named José.

    José and his father recently fled the violence in Honduras and ventured to the United States, where they were separated at the border. José’s father was arrested and sent to a detention facility, and José was flown to a foster home in Michigan. 

  • Changing Kentucky’s tax system
  • Working with what you have
  • The Stephen Foster Story Musical is a Kentucky tradition

    I had the distinct pleasure to attend a dress rehearsal of The Stephen Foster Story in historic Bardstown on June 8. The talented cast was so entertaining and the night flew by. The musical is truly a great Kentucky story about the life and music of the talented Stephen Foster, one of America’s most influential songwriters. The show goes on even though this winter the closure of the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre was announced due to safety and structural concerns.

  • ‘Honor those promises’

    Editor’s note: The following letter, written by George Spragens, chairman and chief executive officer of Farmers National Bank in Lebanon, was emailed to Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and the members of the Marion County Board of Education on June 5. The Enterprise received a copy, and Spragens granted the Enterprise permission to publish the letter.

     

    Mrs. Schlosser,

     

  • The silent workforce
  • Tobacco settlement funds good for county

    The state budget passed by the General Assembly provides significant support for the farm community, specifically for agricultural development in our rural areas.

    Building up Kentucky’s rural economy is critically important, especially at a time when many of our young people are migrating to urban areas for economic opportunity. We need to make strong investments in local agriculture in order to promote rural economic opportunity.

  • Beware of phone scams, don’t be the next victim

    The heat of summer is upon us as we wrap up graduations, prepare children for summer camps, and get ready for vacations. I am proud of the many successful graduates we have here in the 14th Senate District, and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
    With the summer and time spent at home, however, comes a series of potential threats to public safety. Recently, I have heard of an uptick in scams, especially phone scams that attack our elderly.

  • Honesty: A hard pill to swallow

    I try my hardest to be a very honest person. No one wants honesty, that is a fact, but everyone needs it. Let me unpack that further for you: No one wants honesty, they want to hear/see/receive what they expect in their heads, they aren’t training their ears to hear something different than what they have picked out in their minds already, and that’s why honesty is such a hard pill to swallow.
    Example?