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Columns

  • Children’s issues lead House activity

     I joined my fellow members of the House in passing several good, meaningful pieces of legislation this past week, all aimed at improving the quality of life for all Kentuckians. This was our last full week of this legislative session, with only eight legislative days left in the 2019 Regular Session.

  • Senate passes special resolution in memory of Dr. Salem George

     We are halfway through the 2019 Regular Session, and the Senate is eager to continue making progress in these final weeks.

    The General Assembly did not convene on Monday in observation of Presidents Day. Before resuming legislative business on Tuesday, Feb. 19, both the House and the Senate reconvened at the historic Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.

  • Corrections

    Corrections

    In the Feb. 6 edition, Janyla Sallee was incorrectly identified as Kyhia Hughes in a photo for the Black Heritage Celebration.

    In last week’s edition, in the fiscal court briefs, the Animal Shelter Committee report should have stated there were 86 animals from Washington County in the last six months of 2018.

    In a feature story about Tom and Carol Morgeson in last week’s bridal section, it should have stated that Carol immigrated from South Korea to Maryland.

  • General Assembly prioritizes children, families with recent legislation

     Strengthening Kentucky families was a recurring theme last week, as there has been a great deal of bipartisan legislative activity putting families and children first.

  • Senate passes school safety bill

    The General Assembly hit the ground running this week as it began the continuation of the 2019 Regular Session. The Senate Majority is excited to move forward with its legislative priorities and pass laws that benefit the Commonwealth.

  • In-demand career field: Healthcare opportunities growing fast in Central Kentucky

     There’s never been a better time to consider a career in the healthcare field. This diverse and growing field offers long-term stability, high earning potential and the personal satisfaction that comes with making a real difference in people’s lives. Time and again, people with even the slightest inclination to care for others — whether it’s at the bedside or in a behind-the-scenes role — find the perfect career fit in healthcare. 

  • Clarification

    Charles Mills asked The Lebanon Enterprise to print a correction regarding a statement he made in last week’s story about his crematorium. The story should have stated that local funeral homes use a crematorium in Louisville.

  • Coping together

     We are all still thawing out after last week’s polar vortex, which hit the U.S. with brutally frigid temperatures that led to canceled flights, closed schools and dangerous conditions. Many states hit new all-time cold records last week, including -33 in Aurora, Illinois.

    BRRRR!!!

    But, let us all be thankful that last week’s polar vortex didn’t include ice.

  • Kentucky missing chance to beef up rural economy

    Getting involved in farming in Kentucky seemed to me a natural option, after retiring from extensive traveling on the other side of the globe. 

    I didn’t hesitate and soon I was dividing a growing “black angus” herd into fall and spring calving, selecting great bulls, ear-tagging, banding bull calves, selecting good looking heifers and saving calves in tough winters. That’s how I learned to milk by hand and that beef cattle kick real hard! 

  • You are more than an ACT score

     Confession: I didn’t do very well on the ACT exam when I was a Marion County High School student.

    In fact, I scored so low on the math portion of the exam that I was almost forced to take a remedial math course in college, which I wouldn’t have received credit for completing. But, being the stubborn “I know I can do it” person that I am, I elected to take a college freshman-level math course. I passed with an above average grade, and received college credit for completing the course.

    The point I’m trying to make is two-fold: