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  • Turkey Quiz: How food safe are you?

    How much do you know about food safety and cooking turkey? This quiz came from a colleague in Ohio. Pick the best answer to each question.

    1. The turkey in your freezer has been there since last Thanksgiving. What should you do with it?

    a. Throw it out; b. Feed it to your in-laws; c. Go ahead and use it on Thanksgiving or d. Leave it in there and buy another one for Thanksgiving.

  • Using references in Word

    As many of your students are busy writing term papers, this might be a good time to talk about a few highly underutilized features in Microsoft Word.

    Assuming you are using a fairly current version of Word, you have tabs across the top of the page. One of these tabs is the References tab.

    There is a high probability that neither you, or your high school or college student, have ever been there. References provides the tools necessary for writing formal papers from book reviews to college dissertations, and doing so with great ease.

  • Preventing unwanted cell phone calls and texts

    Are you tired of unsolicited phone calls? We all receive them and they are a pain, especially when they occur while we are working, eating dinner or trying to sleep.

    Signing up with the Do Not Call Registry can help, but it does not stop all calls. Calls that are exempt include political and charitable calls, informational calls, debt collection, phone surveys and calls from companies you have done business with or have given permission to call. Other unwanted calls and text messages are illegal.

  • Are you having trouble concentrating?

    Do you have so many things to do that you just cannot seem to concentrate on anything?  There are many distractions in our day-to-day lives.  Here are a list of some distractions you may fight and how to deal with them:

    Social Media – If you are always checking for status updates, you may not be able to stay on track. If you feel like you have to check, limit it to only when you have break times at work or at home.

  • Apple updates its operating system changes naming convention

    Apple has chosen to end its long running naming convention and do away with OS X, releasing the next generation of OS last month, titled macOS Sierra.

    There is no real mystery here, just a changing of the guard as current Apple executives move away from the long time branding under Steve Jobs and bring the Mac naming conventions more in line with the iOS, WatchOS, and tvOS.

  • Intel releasing newest processor soon

    Tech alert, this week’s article is for those of you who are preparing to purchase a new computer as Christmas approaches.

    Intel has recently unveiled its 7th Generation Core processors—known by the code-name Kaby Lake. If you are looking to purchase a new computer going forward, I suggest you look for models containing this new processor.

  • Updates from LaRue Co. Chamber of Commerce

    By Krista Levee

    Join us for Lunch. The monthly LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheons continue to grow as we seek to bring relevant and informative programs to our members and the community.

  • Dealing with insider threats

    Most of the computer threat warnings concern external Internet attacks. While external threats may be the most common, insider threats tend to be the most expensive, according to a report from the Harvard Business Review.

    Inside threats are caused by your employees, and in fact, are not reported by business owners because they are embarrassed to be victims of their staff.

  • Kentucky is one of the safest states

    By Terry Mills
    State Representative

    One of the best things about Kentucky is that it remains one of the safest places in which to live.

    According to the website 24/7 Wall St., we have the sixth- lowest violent crime rate among the states, while several south of us rank among the top 10 highest.  Tennessee’s rate, for example, is nearly three times the size of our rate.

  • The new Amazon Dot 2.0 is here at last