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Columns

  • Put a stop to harassment

    The News-Enterprise

    From Hollywood to corporate America and from media figures to elected officials, the recent list of accused sexual offenders made public includes the names of some of the most powerful people in the country. Were it not for the abhorrent nature of why their names appear, the list could otherwise be considered a virtual “Who’s Who” of movers and shakers within their industries.

  • State has big job with maintaining facilities

    One of state government’s biggest responsibilities is constructing and managing the very buildings that house our employees, college students, prisoners and state park visitors.  It is no small job, considering that we maintain 88 million square feet of space valued at $18 billion.

  • Jeff Hoover, other legislators have turned state Capitol into sleazy pickup joint

    By JOSEPH GERTH

    Louisville Courier-Journal

    Don’t kid yourself into believing that all the motives were pure among those calling this weekend for resignations from former House Speaker Jeff Hoover and others involved in the escalating Kentucky legislative sexual harassment scandal.

    And don’t trick yourself into thinking that the tough stands taken by the governor and some members of the General Assembly will lead to any real change in a good ol’ boy legislature that has celebrated such shenanigans for decades.

  • Veterans Day began after World War I

    On Saturday, our nation will pause to pay tribute to those men and women who, for more than two centuries now, have given their time, talents and, if necessary, life and limb to protect us and countless others around the world.

  • Don’t ruin progress by slipping up on the weekend

    This is a subject I want to talk about TODAY because it’ll still be very fresh in your mind. The weekends are generally where most people ruin their progress because they fall out of routine. In the week if you have fixed working hours it is much easier to follow a disciplined schedule where getting up, preparing your meals, eating them, doing your cardio and training all fall into place. On the weekends where your schedule isn’t set it can be all too easy to fall behind.

    Here are some common weekend mistakes people make...

  • Misconceptions about KentuckyWired

    By RANDY LUTKE

    Kentucky Communications Network Authority

    In the interest of openness and transparency, the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) would like to address some statements about KentuckyWired that have appeared in the public forum lately. KCNA would like Kentucky’s citizens to be properly informed.

    Misconception #1. Stopping the project

  • Forecast projects state’s General Fund short by $150 million

    They may be unknown to the general public, and their subject matter may be a little dry, but the seven economists who comprise the Consensus Forecasting Group have a powerful role to play: They determine just how much money state government can expect.

  • “Keeping the Promise” pension plan released

    “Keeping the Promise,” our plan to save Kentucky’s pension systems, keeps the promise made to Kentucky’s current employees while also meeting the legal and moral obligations we owe to those who have already retired. Promises made are promises kept.

    Make no mistake: there will be no changes, clawbacks or reductions to the paychecks of current retirees, and there will be protections for healthcare benefits. That is a promise you can literally take to the bank.

  • ‘Freedom from smoking’ classes now in session at Three Rivers

    Smoking Cessation Classes started in Carroll County on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Don’t worry: you didn’t miss any deadlines. You can still join us and kick that tobacco habit. Classes are brought to you by Three Rivers District Health Department.

  • Pension framework lacks critical details, Rand says

    For most of the year, Gov. Matt Bevin has promised he would call a special legislative session to focus on making major changes to the retirement systems of our school employees and those who work for state and local governments.  We still have no specific date, but he and Republican leaders of the General Assembly did offer a framework last week of what they would like to see become law.