• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Frankfort Focus - Dealing with tough problems

    As a matter of public policy; domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and bullying were seldom discussed for much of our country’s history, much less adequately addressed.

    Thankfully, that era is largely behind us. Today, society is much more aware of these acts of aggression and how to stop them. As a result, we’re seeing a greater number of victims get the care they deserve.

    In many ways, Kentucky has been a leader among the states in this regard and 2015 is poised to be remembered as a high-water mark in this journey.

  • There’s an app for that!
  • Sewing has many benefits

    A series of four sewing classes will be offered in October and November for beginning sewers.  No sewing experience is necessary.  The class is open to 4-H age youth, ages 9 to 18.  Participants will be making a variety of items that can be used as holiday presents.

  • Effort to narrow technical skills gap underway

    Manufacturers in the Lincoln Trail region and across Kentucky offer abundant prospects for those with the right skills and training. Yet for today’s advanced manufacturers, it’s a challenge to find employees with the right technical and life skills.

  • Raising awareness for energy savings

    In a month where we often turn on the air conditioning during the day but the heat at night, it seems appropriate that October has been set aside nationally to raise awareness of our energy needs.

    This annual designation began nearly a quarter-century ago and gives us an opportunity to especially highlight renewable fuels and energy conservation, twin areas where Kentucky routinely gets high marks.