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Columns

  • How to buy a new computer, part II
  • Guys Read Program Kick off coming

    By Sheree Priddy

     

    As I’ve begun to put together our Guys Read book club and started digging further into the topic, I have discovered multiple websites and books dedicated to the topic of boys and reading. There is a website called ‘Boys Rock, Boys Read’ where two men blog about books for boys. Besides GuysRead.com, there is also a boysread.org website. All of these are dedicated to promoting books that will be more in line with the topics and tastes of young males.

  • A busy summer at the Chamber

    By Krista Levee

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce again this year participated in the Pride of the Counties booth at the Kentucky State Fair. We want to thank everyone who visited and volunteered during the 10 day event. It is a huge undertaking and it would not be possible without the continuous support from our chamber members and community volunteers.

  • Manufacturing month showcases career opportunities

    Employers, educators and community organizations across Kentucky are turning their attention to the manufacturing sector, one of the commonwealth’s most significant job creators and economic engines.

    October is Manufacturing Month in Kentucky and October 2 is the fourth annual national Manufacturing Day. The designation gives manufacturers an opportunity to increase awareness of modern manufacturing, the skills it relies on and the career opportunities it offers.

  • Windows vs. Mac - which is right for you?
  • CFPB created to protect

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB was created four years ago and is specifically mandated to protect American consumers in the financial marketplace.

    The federal agency writes and enforces rules for financial institutions and maintains a website where consumers can make inquiries and file complaints at www.consumerfinance.gov

  • Everyone needs caregiving at some time in their life

    Caregiving, in some capacity, is in all of our futures. At this moment there are approximately 40 million people providing unpaid care to someone over the age of 65. It’s a tough job that can affect your physical and mental health as well as your professional goals. You may struggle to find a balance between the needs of loved ones, your work and yourself.

  • Social media, percolator coffee and a carnival

    Have you ever gotten worn out from too much information? So much comes at us from all different directions. I’ve become numb as a result of oversaturation of social media and hyper-connectedness.

  • It’s a morality issue, not a gun issue

    I’m still in shock after hearing the news about two reporters who were killed in a violent shooting on August 26 in Roanoke, Virginia.

    WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were fatally shot while filming a news segment on live TV.

    The gunman, who was later identified as Vester Lee Flanagan II, was a former WDBJ employee. Flanagan videoed the shooting and posted it on his social media sites moments later. Flanagan then took his own life that afternoon.

  • Virtual Machines - The trend of the future

    Virtual Machines have been around for literally decades, but reached widespread popularity in the last few years. Virtual Machines give a high level of security and flexibility. I use products from VMware.com, but there are many to choose from, and many of these are free, such as VirtualBox by Oracle, Microsoft has Hyper-V, and Parallels is very popular for Apple computer users.

    What is a Virtual Machine, or VM? The VM has a fancy title of hypervisor; it is software that works with your local host (real) OS and hardware to manage one or more “soft computers.”