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Columns

  • 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.

  • Good test scores lead to a better economy

    By Terry Mills

    State Representative

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making.  These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.

  • Congratulations! You have won!

    If you are receiving a message, “Congratulations you have been randomly selected to win” an iPad, iPhone, Samsung smartphone, $1000 gift card, and so forth, most likely, you haven’t! This latest scam is the “Congratulations-you-won.com-yourprize.com” pop up window.

  • Watch of deer on the road this fall

    Over 3000 vehicle-deer collisions occur each year in Kentucky and autumn is the peak season.  

    According to the Kentucky State Police, almost half of all such collisions occur in October, November and December.  November is the peak month by far, averaging around 750 collisions annually.  Three people were killed in each of the past two years.

    This time of year corresponds to the whitetail deer breeding season, which results in deer being on the move.  

  • Five Generations?

    By Dr. Chuck Crain
    Columnist