Why Become a Social Worker?

If you are looking for a career that truly makes an impact on others and the world around you, you should consider a career in social work. Why become a social worker? There are countless reasons why it’s a rewarding career — and why now is such a great time to enter the field. Perhaps… Read more »

Expanding Ministry: How to Develop the Right Missions Mindset

Serving God by serving others is a cornerstone of Christianity and major part of the day-to-day activities of churches and their members. While finding opportunities to make an impact on others certainly is not hard to do, developing the right mindset toward service can be more difficult. You can begin by understanding what it means… Read more »

Digital Threats: How Law Enforcement Uses Social Media to Fight Crime

Social media use has transformed the world, changing both personal lives and professional lives. For law enforcement, Facebook in particular is revealing threats to communities. More and more police departments, in their commitment to protect and serve, are finding that social media can be an invaluable tool in their investigations. Methods of Social Media Use… Read more »

Bridging the Gap: Redefining International Business Communication Technology

In his book The World Is Flat, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman describes how the world has become “flat” – meaning that, thanks to the personal computer and the innovations it spawned, instantaneous communication around the globe is possible. Nowhere has this change had more impact than on the international business community. Because of… Read more »

Business in the Bluegrass: Kentucky’s Emerging Industries

The assumption about Kentucky’s economy is that the state has three main exports: fried chicken, tobacco and bourbon. However, the reality is that the Bluegrass State’s economy is far more complex and diverse. And with new industries emerging, now is an exciting time for business professionals in the commonwealth. Overview of Kentucky’s Economy Kentucky’s most… Read more »

Two Years Later: How Kynect Has Impacted Kentucky’s Healthcare System

Since its second enrollment period ended in March, Kentucky’s health benefit exchange has been celebrated by state government leaders as a success story of the Affordable Care Act. Known as Kynect, the exchange has provided thousands of uninsured citizens with health insurance coverage. It has also drawn its share of controversy. Although much of the… Read more »

Analyzing Drug Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kentucky

Between 2000 and 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 55 percent increase in heroin-related deaths. Kentucky has experienced the full force of this surge in usage, replacing the prescription pill problem that recently ravaged counties. Both the pill problem and now the heroin epidemic have caused Kentucky to devote extensive… Read more »

Making the Grade: How to Become a Teacher in Kentucky

Politician Brad Henry once said, “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.” Teachers can have a truly profound impact on their students, from pre-K to adulthood. But there are requirements to be considered qualified to teach. Although these requirements vary by state, Kentucky has some of the… Read more »