• Safety tips for cooking turkey

    To ensure that foodborne illness isn’t a guest at your holiday table, follow these tips from USDA when buying and preparing your turkey.

  • Lincoln trail region committed to soft skills development

    Awareness of the need for soft skills in the workplace has undoubtedly increased in recent years. Time and time again, we hear from employers seeking personal traits such as punctuality, strong work ethic and leadership ability. Often, soft skills take priority over hard skills, as employers are willing to train candidates who possess characteristics like loyalty, strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Frankfort Focus - Education pays

    In the late 1990s, the state rolled out a simple but effective campaign summarized by two words: “Education pays.”

    That popular slogan came on the heels of a landmark overhaul of our public postsecondary schools and the creation of such programs as KEES, the lottery-based college scholarships that high school students earn with good grades, and “Bucks for Brains,” which added hundreds of millions of state and private dollars to our university research budgets.

  • The Snipping Tool and other Windows Goodies

    I have so much fun introducing people to some of the hidden tools in Windows. Many have been there for years, but they just were not aware of them.

    The first one I want to introduce you to is the Snipping Tool. The Snipping Tool has been a part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System since at least Windows 7.

  • Used car shopping quest and the car seat rodeo

    For the last of couple months we’ve been on the hunt for a mythical object. The quest for this holy grail took us as far as Cincinnati only to be disappointed and find that the object of our hunt had left just before our arrival. At least the kids got to play on one of the largest playgrounds I’ve ever seen and John bought me an Ohio t-shirt at Walgreens.

    It seems as though this thing of legend is everywhere and everyone has one, but when it comes time for us to find one there aren’t any to be found at least not close to home.

  • Should we honor all veterans on Veterans Day?

    Many people in the country will honor past and present United States armed service members for Veterans Day on Wednesday.

    It always pleases me to see schools, churches and other community organizations hold events in honor of all veterans for their loyal service and for the sacrifices they made in order to keep our country free.

    When I was in college, I had someone confront me and attempt to make a case as to why we shouldn’t honor all of the armed service members on this holiday.

  • What is a PDF?

    The Fax machine is dead, long live the Fax! I remember when the Fax, short for Facsimile, became mainstream in business. I also remember how many small businesses fought the idea until they realized this machine, tied to the phone system, was necessary to their survival.

  • Lost in LaRue

    Hello friends! It’s been a few weeks since my last published adventure. We’ve been busy and the paper has been filled with news content, but I’m still getting lost.

  • Protect yourself from weight-loss health fraud scams

    With nearly two-thirds of Americans considered overweight or obese, many of us would love a magic bullet to help us instantly shed a couple of pounds so we can look and feel better. Unfortunately, that magic potion or pill doesn’t exist, despite the various marketing efforts you see online or on television that promote products as weight loss cure-alls.

  • Regional events prep entrepreneurs for next steps

    Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our business community, and as our region grows, it’s clear entrepreneurs will play a key role in creating jobs, bringing ideas to life and expanding our communities’ quality of life.

    Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov 16-22, sets out to celebrate entrepreneurship - from the small retail business owner to those who have grown major industries – and to connect new entrepreneurs to the resources and information they need to take their next steps.