• 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.

  • Securing Word and Excel documents

    In an office environment, and sometimes at home, we may want to add additional security to our documents, without needing a lot of technical knowhow. Fortunately, the last several versions of Microsoft Office provide us with the ability to password protect our sensitive documents from prying eyes. Since most of us use Microsoft Office, this comes in very handy.

  • Frankfort Focus - Honoring Kentucky Veterans

    On November 11, our nation will come together as it has for nearly a century to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their time, talents and even their lives and limbs to preserve our freedom.

    Altogether, there have been more than 40 million men and women who have been part of the U.S. Armed Forces since the Continental Army was first established 240 years ago this past June. Tens of millions more have served, or still are serving, as members of the National Guard and the Reserves, both of which trace their history back even further.

  • Absence makes the heart grow forgetful

    I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with wood heat. My parents used it as a primary heat source when I still lived at home. I didn’t mind it then, I guess because I wasn’t the one having to get up in the middle of the night to stoke up a fire in an icy cold house.

  • Actions speak louder than words

    Election Day is next Tuesday, which means 1 out of 3 TV ads will be a negative (mudslinging) political ad.

    I went back to my homeland in Rockcastle County this past weekend. During my visit, I had an intriguing conversation with someone who said they hated all of the negative political ads. They said the common people are “fed up” with the negativity and that it is turning a lot of people off to politics. Truth is, I couldn’t agree more with them.

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