Today's Opinions

  • Frankfort Focus - Innovative women from Kentucky

    Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th state in August 1920. Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.

  • Where Opportunity Knox, anniversary

    It is hard to believe Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs and the Greater Louisville Region by the end of 2017, is celebrating its first anniversary in September.

    In the last year, nearly 1,500 veterans and spouses have been connected with employment opportunities throughout the region and over 130 participating employers have signed up to support this initiative.

  • Everyone needs caregiving at some time in their life

    Caregiving, in some capacity, is in all of our futures. At this moment there are approximately 40 million people providing unpaid care to someone over the age of 65. It’s a tough job that can affect your physical and mental health as well as your professional goals. You may struggle to find a balance between the needs of loved ones, your work and yourself.

  • Social media, percolator coffee and a carnival

    Have you ever gotten worn out from too much information? So much comes at us from all different directions. I’ve become numb as a result of oversaturation of social media and hyper-connectedness.

  • 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.