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Bill Straub: McConnell dismisses rules of fair play, obstructs progress, to further his own agenda

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate has been converted into a cemetery during the 116th Congress and it should come as a surprise to no one that the primary grave digger is one Addison Mitchell McConnell. Much of what the House has sought to accomplish this year has been relegated to the legislative mausoleum controlled by our own Senate Republican Leader Mitch “Root-’n-Branch’’ McConnell,...

Outstanding state employees honored during 2019 Governor’s Ambassador Award ceremony

Fifteen employees of the Commonwealth were awarded the 2019 Governor’s Ambassador Award (GAA) in a ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday. State employees who have positively influenced the lives of co-workers, customers, or the community are recognized through the award program. This year, the Personnel Cabinet received more than 160 nominations. Gov. Matt Bevin (left) presents David...

Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Leadership Conference set for Oct. 24-25

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet will present the 32nd annual Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Leadership Conference Oct. 24-25 at the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. Held each fall, the conference is one of the longest running of its kind in the country, celebrating the diversity represented among the people of the Commonwealth, and serving as a premier...

Coach Colene: True leaders make the workplace better, with or without a title

A few weeks ago I was teaching a workshop for a company experiencing big changes. I love working with organizations, because in addition to improving the lives of individuals, I have a great passion for improving workplaces. Call it the HR geek in me, but I truly love transforming organizations into “cultures of inclusion,” a place where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We spend...

UK Center for Leadership Development to host a nonprofit leadership expert

  The Center for Leadership Development in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, will welcome Robert Long as the 2015 W. Norris Duvall Leader in Residence Feb. 23-27. Long is currently the visiting Distinguished Professor of the Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program at Murray State University and serves as senior fellow at Arizona State University’s Lodestar...

Dunbar senior named Youth Leader of the Year; four other students recognized

  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward     Sahil Nair, a rising senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, has been named Lexington’s 2014 Youth Leader of the Year.   He received a $500 scholarship plus a trip, sponsored by Holifield Photography, to this fall’s National Council on Youth Leadership Conference in St. Louis, where he meet join other Youth Salute leaders from...

The Henderson Community Foundation names new officers, praises new president

  The Henderson Community Foundation announced its new officers and members for the 2014-15 year.   The new executive leadership consists of Chase Fulcher as president, Dawn Kelsey as vice president, Curt Hamilton as secretary and Wes Sights as treasurer.   Hamilton and Sights both retained their elected officer seats with Fulcher replacing Chris Smith as president and Kelsey replacing...