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  • 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.

  • Invasion of really big tablets

    Just in time for the holiday season, Apple and Microsoft bring new tablets to market.

    While Microsoft has had a larger tablet option for some time, Apple just entered the field with a 12” model. Unlike their smaller cousins in the 5” and 7” group, these tablets are more serviceable, as they are easier to read, faster and more flexible in their application.

  • How to access Windows files on a Mac

    More people seem to be using Apple Mac Computers in the work place as these are powerful computers with awesome performance. But, if you live most of your office life in the Microsoft Windows world, there can be issues using Macs.

  • The Dangers of Underage Drinking

    I enjoy writing about my opinion on topics, but I do not like to discuss things that make people angry or upset by what I write. Writing should be a way for people to express themselves and give people a different view from their own. Today I want to talk about underage drinking and how dangerous it is for our bodies and for our community.

  • Who is ruining the spirit of Christmas?
  • What happened with tobacco settlement money

    About 16 years ago, as most states were deciding how best to spend their portion of a landmark settlement reached with the major tobacco companies, Kentucky took an innovative approach that is continuing to pay substantial dividends.

    Under that agreement, half of the annual payments are set aside for agriculture and the other half is split equally between early childhood development and healthcare programs.

  • Meaningful Holidays for your Children

    Holidays can bring joy and fun especially to children. Children always look forward to receiving presents, often times costly and unnecessary ones.  Sometimes our children are more concerned about the presents they want to get and forget the true meaning of the holidays, which is shared time and enriching experiences. Here are a few tips for parents to help their children look beyond all of the seasonal product-driven marketing:

  • A busy legislative session ahead

    With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, the General Assembly is winding down what it calls the interim and is preparing for the 2016 legislative session, which will start on Jan. 5, 2016 and last for 60 working days.

    Although it is impossible to predict what ultimately will become law, we are getting a clearer idea of the major topics that will be debated.

  • The sum of all numbers

    Obviously a lot of people use Microsoft Excel everyday. It is one of the top selling software products of all time. Unfortunately, according to an article in Forbes magazine, 88% of all spreadsheets contain errors. The majority of these are caused by human error. Over my accounting career, I found many spreadsheet errors, and some of them resulted in serious financial loss to the business.