Today's Opinions

  • It’s a morality issue, not a gun issue

    I’m still in shock after hearing the news about two reporters who were killed in a violent shooting on August 26 in Roanoke, Virginia.

    WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were fatally shot while filming a news segment on live TV.

    The gunman, who was later identified as Vester Lee Flanagan II, was a former WDBJ employee. Flanagan videoed the shooting and posted it on his social media sites moments later. Flanagan then took his own life that afternoon.

  • Virtual Machines - The trend of the future

    Virtual Machines have been around for literally decades, but reached widespread popularity in the last few years. Virtual Machines give a high level of security and flexibility. I use products from VMware.com, but there are many to choose from, and many of these are free, such as VirtualBox by Oracle, Microsoft has Hyper-V, and Parallels is very popular for Apple computer users.

    What is a Virtual Machine, or VM? The VM has a fancy title of hypervisor; it is software that works with your local host (real) OS and hardware to manage one or more “soft computers.”

  • Small Business Disaster Recovery Tips

    Imagine you are enjoying a nice family dinner and your cell phone rings. You answer and a hysterical voice screams into your ear, “The office is on fire!” What is your next step? Retirement is not an option!

  • Frankfort Focus - Making sure veterans receive the benefits they deserve

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned.

    Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy. The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.

  • Why I’m passionate about amputee rehabilitation

    A little over two years ago my dad, Pop as his children call him, started having trouble with his foot. It became infected and to make a long story short, the end result was amputation. From the time of his surgery I have seen Pop make tremendous strides in his recovery. From getting around with a walker and dealing with a healing and painful residual limb to phantom pain and learning to walk all over again, he has endured so much. I couldn’t be more proud of him and his determination to not let his circumstances get him down.

  • The struggle of change

    I was recently reminded of a huge change I recently decided to make in my life. My coworker Vanessa Hurst gave me the nickname “Rockcastle” in the office because almost every other sentence that comes out of my mouth, I make a reference to my hometown in Rockcastle County. When she first called me Rockcastle, it made me realize how much I had been missing it and how I had been relaying that through my conversations with people.

  • A clean computer is a fast computer

    The process of deleting old files while organizing the files you want to keep, will only go so far in speeding up the performance of your computer. To better improve your computers performance, thus extending its useful life and save some big bucks, there are a few simple, and free, software apps you can use to improve your computer’s performance.

  • Frankfort Focus: Education and state spending

    There is a saying that you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been.  That’s especially true when it comes to our schools.

    Since education represents the single-largest category in state spending, more than half of every dollar will go to our public colleges and universities. The General Assembly understandably keeps a close eye on its progress, and with a two-year budget to enact in 2016, now is a good time for a more comprehensive review.