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  • The evolution of special education

    By State Representative Terry Mills 

    Before the mid-1970s, special education in our country’s public schools was all but non-existent.  Many students were either outright denied the opportunity to attend because of their disability or they received inferior instruction if they were able to enroll.

    That thankfully began to change in 1975, when Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and required each state to provide appropriate services in this critical area.

  • How to enable hidden Windows 10 administrator account

    This week, I want to help users understand the differences between the Administrator User account versus Administrative Rights, and why knowing the difference is important.

    This article may seem pretty technical for some of you, so please share it with your IT person, and ask them to verify that your computers are setup correctly. Many technicians and computer users are not aware that Microsoft changed how the user Administrator works with Windows 7,8, and 10.

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  • How Is Your Website Working for You?

    The first website was the CERN site, posted on November 1992, nearly 25 years ago. The first generally commercial sites emerged in late 1999. The Wayback Machine at archive.org/web/ will take you on a journey back in Internet time. You can enter any number of web-site addresses and view the history of them. The earliest archive of my own business website, www.tsif.com, goes back to May 8, 1999. It is interesting to see how website presentation has evolved, or devolved, over the past couple of decades.

  • Diabetes A – Z Class Series

    According to the 2015 Kentucky Diabetes Report, in 2013, diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. and Kentucky. Besides leading to premature death, both types 1 and 2 diabetes are associated with long term complications that threaten the quality of life. Diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness, end-stage kidney disease and non-traumatic lower-extremity amputations.

  • Millennials living with parents

    The Pew Research Center reports that more 18 to 34-year-olds are living with their parents than in any other living situation. The generation of the Internet age is one of the largest and most diverse in the U.S. Although Millennials have been defined by a relationship to technology, the generation has been steadily redefining adulthood, and now one-third of Millennials are living in a parent’s home.

  • Small business disaster planning is almost nonexistent

    If you have watched the news for the past few months, you have seen reports of weather disasters every single day. Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, pick one! What’s your poison?

    In this part of the country, we have the potential to be hit by any of these. While most of these news reports focus on the personal aspect and people’s personal lives thrown into chaos, disaster negatively impacts businesses too.

    No matter if it is flood, wind, or fire, if it shuts your business down, you may be out of business forever!

  • Forget the driveless car, a driveless tractor may be in your future

    You might think that the concept of the Driverless Car began with Google. Actually, we can trace the idea back to as early as 1935 where the idea first appeared in the pages of works of Science Fiction. By 1939 the idea of smart, or automated, highways were seen in early plans from GE and others. But, of course, in the early 1930’s, computers to power these magic devices were also things of Science Fiction, so we would have to wait another 75 years for scientists and Google to come along and make an idea a reality.

  • Can you concentrate?

    The Concatenate function in Excel is one of those great features that few users know about. So what does concatenation do?

    To concatenate is to join together. We use the plus, negative, or slash (divide) symbols to do math inside an Excel cell, but what if we want to join the contents of one cell with the contents of another cell? Let’s see how the =CONCATENATE function works.

  • Laboratories of democracy

    By Terry Mills, State Representative

    States have often been called laboratories of democracy, and for good reason: That’s where most cutting-edge ideas to improve government are first tested. The good ones are widely copied while the unworkable ones teach a valuable lesson as well.