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Columns

  • Frankfort Focus - Making sure veterans receive the benefits they deserve

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned.

    Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy. The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.

  • Small Business Disaster Recovery Tips

    Imagine you are enjoying a nice family dinner and your cell phone rings. You answer and a hysterical voice screams into your ear, “The office is on fire!” What is your next step? Retirement is not an option!

  • Have Americans lost their way?

    I was searching through the TV channels last weekend and spotted the epic war movie “Saving Private Ryan” on one of the channels. I couldn’t help but stop everything I was doing and watch it.

    For those of you who haven’t watched the movie, the film was directed by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks, who played a captain that led a group of soldiers who were searching for another soldier, played by Matt Damon, in an effort to return him home safely because he was the last surviving brother of four brothers who were fighting in World War II.

  • Like a good neighbor

    It has been an interesting few weeks for me. A few weeks ago a deer hit me. I didn’t hit the deer; it quite literally ran into my van. It happened so fast I didn’t even realize the deer was coming out of the woods until it was too late and I was looking at the face of a very large doe right at eye level. It shattered my windshield, dented my fender, driver’s door and the sliding door. Fortunately, I have a husband who works on things and loves doing so to save money. My van will soon be back on the road.

  • Computer ransom scheme costing millions

    I have written so much about privacy and protection the past couple of months that I am beginning to feel like the technology equivalent of the grim reaper. But the truth is, malicious software attacks are costing businesses millions annually, no matter if they are in Hodgenville, Bardstown or Elizabethtown, Kentucky - or New York City! If you have a computer connected to the Internet and you receive email, you are a potential target.

  • Lessons learned across our great land

     What happens when you put a mom, dad and their two children in a minivan for 10 days? 

    Well, you learn a lot about each other.

     You laugh at things that normally wouldn’t be funny, you eat  junk food  because it’s something to do, and take bathroom breaks every 150 miles, whether you need to go or not. 

  • Transitions: Difficult but good

    One thing I’ve found to be true about life is that everything is in constant motion, moving forward as time rushes on.

    This motion of time causes things to change and brings us through transitions. We begin our earthly journey with a major transition, birth. It causes the mother difficulty and pain to transition the child from womb to world, but the end result of this transition is beautiful and miraculous.

  • Saving your data in the ‘Cloud’

    So what is this whole “Cloud” thing all about anyway?

    Simply put, the “Cloud” is a euphemism for the Internet. While the Internet is cold, dark and geeky, Clouds are soft and fuzzy and look like little bunnies.Many resellers believed nontechnical people would prefer using the term “Cloud,” and it seems they were right.

  • We all need inspiration

    I’m a sucker for inspirational things. I like it when people persevere through hard times and overcome adversity to meet the goals in their lives.

    More importantly, I really like it when someone uses their inspiration to help other people and give them hope too. In turn, I always try to learn from these examples and use them to overcome obstacles in my own life and others.

    I met with someone last week who met all the criteria of being an inspirational person. His name was Gary Rock.

  • Friends and blends

    By BOBBIE LANHAM

    Summer is a time for high school reunions. Mine is scheduled for August in Radcliff where I went to North Hardin High School. My good friend and college classmate Doris Jean McDonald Holleran went to LaRue County High School.