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  • General assembly is underway

    This week, as it has regularly done since Kentucky became the nation’s 15th state in 1792, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to start another legislative session.

    Since it is an even-numbered year, the House and Senate will meet for 60 working days and wrap up our work by April 15th, as required by Kentucky’s constitution.

    Our biggest task during this time will be enacting a two-year state budget that will take effect next July.  While it is too soon to say what policy decisions will be made, the overall numbers are already known.

  • A look back on the 2015 legislative session

    As the General Assembly readies for a return to the Capitol next week to start another legislative session, it is worth taking a look back on what has happened since the last one ended in late March.

    This period is known as the interim and it gives the house and senate’s two dozen joint committees, plus several temporary ones, time to review the issues affecting the state in a less pressure-filled setting.  In some cases, meetings are held across the state.

  • What to know about the Apple Watch

    Okay. Christmas has come and gone for another year and you either received a new Apple Watch as a gift, or decided you deserved one, so you gifted yourself. Good for you. I was one of those people who tried to resist the Apple Watch for as long as I could, but finally caved in to temptation and glad I did. You heard me, I love my Apple Watch.

  • Preserve some sunshine this winter

    Last summer’s canning season may be over, but you can brighten up gray winter days with homemade marmalade.  This recipe from the National Center for Home Food Preservation does not need added pectin to gel, because citrus fruits contain enough of their own natural pectin.

    Citrus Marmalade

    Ingredients:

    Three-fourths cup grapefruit peel (from 1 grapefruit)

    Three-fourths) cup orange peel (from 1 orange)

    One-third) cup lemon peel (from 1 lemon)

    1 quart cold water

    pulp of 1 grapefruit

  • Where did the year go?

    When I was growing up, I used to hear ‘times flies the older you get’. I thought that was crazy. It seemed forever between holidays, birthdays, special occasions, and the last day of school each year.

    Well, it’s not crazy at all. So much of the world takes me away from the things I love the most. I love being a mom, the Cleaver version I will never be, but I try. I love to scrapbook, do crafts, hang out with friends, but it seems too much gets in the way of doing the things I just want to do, because of the things I have to do.

  • Urgent care, kids, a good data plan

    In winter with three children it seems that at some point on any given day some one always has a sniffle, sneeze, cough or a nose that won’t stop dripping.

  • Speeding up the USB

    Most users never stop to consider what type of USB port their computer has, or even if it had one. You should, however, because the type of port defines how fast data can be transferred and that limits how fast you work or more importantly, how quickly you can save your stuff and shut down at the end of the day!

    First, let’s start at the beginning. Some of you may not know what a USB is, let alone why it is so important to your computing life.

  • Career growth requires teamwork

    By Jerisia Lamons

     

    Teamwork makes the dream work.

    That mantra is essential for job seekers. The job search process has evolved into a more tactical process. As such, a strong, broad professional network has become a crucial resource in the job search process.

  • Holiday attractions in Kentucky

    By Terry MillsIf you’re still looking for that perfect gift or for an experience that puts a Kentucky spin on the season, the good news is that there is no shortage of opportunities even as time starts to draw short.

  • Those older family members we couldn't do without

    There are many things that grandparents do that many people take for granted. Grandparents are there for their grandchildren at ball games cheering them on. They are there with a sympathetic ear when talking to mom or dad seems overwhelming. Grandparents take their time, because they have made it through the rat race and for most it’s time to slow down. This means that grandparents are better listeners, they get down on the child’s level and give the their full attention.