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Columns

  • 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:

  • Can we still be ourselves online?

     A few weeks ago, I declared a break from social media. 

    I felt like a zombie and I wanted… no… needed a break. It was nice to have what was about a month long breakup from it. A month, because, well yeah, I’m back on it again. 

    It happened slowly, but soon enough I was checking it and posting online again, but this time around feels a little better. I’m not logging in as often, and I try to limit myself and be more mindful about it. On the weekends, I really try to go without. 

  • Obit blaming Trump for hastening woman's death should have been published

     When Frances Irene Finley Williams took her last breath on Nov. 21, 2018, her family wanted it known that, while Donald Trump didn’t kill her, he certainly accelerated her demise.

    An 87-year-old spitfire of a lady who had a voracious appetite for news and strong opinions about the direction of the country, she told her daughter about six months before her death, “If I die soon, all this Trump stuff has had an effect.”

    So when her heart and her lungs gave out the day before Thanksgiving, her daughter, Cathy Duff, knew what she had to do.

  • Transparency eroding in Frankfort

    Sen. Danny Carroll gave new meaning during the first week of this year’s General Assembly session to the adage “better late than never” by pulling a bill he presented as protecting the personal information of law enforcement officers, judges, social service professionals and even firefighters from criminal crazies seeking retaliation but instead would have greatly increased the burden for law-abiding citizens seeking vital information about their own government. 

  • A new career in the new year

     As we look forward to the opportunities and possibilities of a new year, many will resolve to improve their career outlooks in 2019. As is the case for any New Year’s resolution, such as eating healthier or saving more money, careful reflection, research and support are critical to your success. 

  • A year in Lebanon

     The start of the New Year - Jan. 3 to be exact - officially marks one year I’ve lived and worked in Lebanon and Marion County.

    One year of writing. More than 250 stories. Thousands of pictures. And many, many people who have invited me into their homes, their businesses, and a few dairy barns, and most importantly, into their lives.