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Today's Opinions

  • The worst day

    Last week, I talked a lot about how touched I’ve been by some of the stories I’ve gotten to share, so far. I got to meet the Mattingly children, Emma and Tripp, and I had flashbacks to a very similar time in my life.

    I also sat down with Gail King and her husband, John, and she kept saying to me: “We celebrate life… We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. And, our family is important. We just celebrate all of life.”

  • Feedback: A dollop of student success

    At age 10, my daughter started a club. She was going to become a writer and would employ her classmates as apprentices. After devising a contract and business cards headlining in bold print, “Let That Writer Write,” she quickly recruited friends. Business cards were passed out to family, friends and teachers. In essence, this group would “write” whatever was needed. I was even enticed to post the business cards on social media to draw in more business. 

  • CORRECTION

    The Lebanon Enterprise reported last week that David Ferriell passed away on Feb. 2 after battling COPD, emphysema and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Ferriell did battle COPD and emphysema for seven years and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for six months in 2012. His passing was due to other complication not related to those illnesses, however.

    Elizabeth Hughes of Marion County was not identified in a photo of Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival winners. She won a Singer/ Songwriter award.

  • Let’s work together for our community
  • Epic fails, free throws and Coach Ferriell

    Editor’s note: This was originally published in October of 2011.

     

    “Taters!”

    That’s one of my nicknames, which was coined by my middle school basketball coach and physical education teacher at St. Charles Middle School - David Ferriell.

    “Girl, you been eatin’ too many taters,” he would say, teasing me during P.E. class.

  • Let’s get uncomfortable

    It’s really hard to step out of your comfort zone. 

    “Oh, don’t be afraid, everything is so much better outside of your comfort zone.” 

    That’s a phrase we probably here a lot. I know I hear it. And, yeah, I even say it. It’s one thing to just casually tell a friend or family member, “Hey it’s alright, just get out of your comfort zone,” and a totally different thing to actually do it yourself.

  • Abolish the death penalty

    Currently, I’ve become aware of the increase in advocates for the abolition of the death penalty in Kentucky. What a sensible development that is. It makes so much more sense than the current state law that allows people to kill people as a punishment for killing people. The logic of that stance is impossible for me to understand. Where then does the punishment for killing stop?

  • The Workforce Crisis Task Force: Crisis response in action

    Kentucky is enjoying economic growth, and the state continues to be home to successful established businesses as well as a hub for emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups.  

    The opportunities for Kentucky and the Lincoln Trail region are limitless, but the constraints on realizing those opportunities are real. Specifically, we face a workforce shortage in part due to this economic growth in so many sectors.