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  • Restoring a Halloween tradition at the courthouse

    Do you remember going trick or treating as a child? The excitement of getting treats? Getting to eat the candy before bed on Halloween night?
    One memory that I recall is going to the courthouse to trick or treat.
    It was the best place in town to gather a bag full of treats. Often, that was the only stop you would need to make. The treats would include apples and cookies and even an orange drink. Of course, sweet candy was a must.
    I want to provide a safe and central location for our kids to trick or treat.  

  • Not necessarily through the woods

    In spite of not knowing where in the world summer went, the leaves are turning, vegetables in our gardens are getting scarce, and we see Halloween decorations sprouting up like mushrooms all over town.
    Good things happen during Fall.
    For instance, have you noticed that the band up on the Hilltop is bringing home enough hardware to warrant new trophy cases?
    Our Bourbon band friends are also celebrating victories up and down Kentucky and Ohio highways.  

  • “Fall” in love with Harrison County back roads

    For too long this year, summer has refused to surrender.  We have endured high temperatures and dry, crunchy grass for so long that fall sneaked up without our notice.  
    All of a sudden, leaves have begun turning.  In fact, after this weekend’s windy weather, some trees are already sporting bare branches.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *____ Jessica Parker
    6. Bag, in Paris
    9. Diplomat’s forte
    13. Opposite of cathode
    14. *”Chinatown” sequel: “The ____ Jakes”
    15. Chocolate tree
    16. Considering everything
    17. Pro vote
    18. Sleep spoiler?
    19. *Famous filmmaker Cecil
    21. *”The Jazz Singer” was the first one
    23. “To Kill a Mockingbird” recluse
    24. *Cary Grant in “His ____ Friday”
    25. FedEx competitor
    28. Family room staple

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Dolphins’ home
    6. *Sports acronym
    9. Deep wound
    13. Spy’s cover
    14. 100 square meters
    15. “Door,” on #35 Across
    16. Approximate date
    17. Bygone bird
    18. Letter-shaped girder
    19. *Pastoral autumn trip
    21. *Falling all around
    23. Galley tool
    24. Eight bits
    25. Trigonometry abbr.
    28. “Hey!”
    30. ____weed
    35. Faubourg Saint-HonorÈ and Rivoli, e.g.
    37. Left after deductions

  • Family of Thomas J. and Amanda Francis Hill Franklin
  • Emmy Lou was a diva, a pest, a silly, tail-wagging pup

    If I had an exotic bird as a pet, it would be more likely to outlive me.
    But, I didn’t. I had an 11-year-old maltese whose name followed the family’s Wizard of Oz theme. She was tagged with Auntie Em as a puppy and that evolved into Emmy Lou over the years.
    She was a pest.
    She would lick the lotion off my legs. She would get under foot while I was trying to cook. She always needed to “go out” at the most dramatic point of any television show.

  • Viewpoint

    Emily Hendrix, Student
    Guest columnist

    The words small and big are definitely an understatement to me. I recently moved from Cynthiana, Kentucky to Orlando, Florida to attend Rollins College, where I plan on majoring in chemical engineering and then continuing to grad school at Washington University.
    Towards the end of my senior year in high school I knew that I had a very big decision to make on where I wanted to further my education.