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  • ‘Wild’ animals could teach us all a lesson

    I have noticed that many people have pretty definite reactions when I say I feed a raccoon.
    Until this raccoon came to my house, injured and starving, I did not know they had such a bad reputation. How could that be? It seemed to me that they are just cute and smart and harmless.
    Hmm, that is before I heard lots of painful recitations of ruined corn patches and gardens and how resourceful folks have to be to protect their harvest.
    Well, OK. I learned a good lesson, but there are extenuating circumstances.

  • Viewpoint

    Forty years ago last August, Ernie and I were married. A day later, we were in the beautiful Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg.
    I had never been, at least I don’t remember ever having been there. And I truly think I would have remembered the Elvis Museum.
    There wasn’t much more than that in Pigeon Forge at the time ... perhaps the Muscle Car Museum. However, we were on the downhill of the muscle car era. I’m not so sure there would have been a museum yet.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Minimal in magnitude
    6. Club alternative
    9. Angelina to Maddox
    13. Cattiness
    14. “___ the land of the free ...”
    15. Permissible
    16. 1/100 of a rial
    17. Oahu greeting gift
    18. Foolish
    19. *”Harry Potter and the ____ Child”
    21. *UK’s 2016 withdrawal vote
    23. Christian minister, abbr.
    24. Long, long time
    25. Scottish cap
    28. Sushi selection
    30. African tree
    35. Faubourg Saint-HonorÈ and Rivoli, e.g.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    This week, we will come together as we have for generations to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family and friends.  
    Here in Kentucky, we certainly have a lot that we can be thankful for, beginning with the food we eat.  Kentucky farmers play a major role in that effort, with about 10 different commodities – from poultry and cattle to corn and soybeans – bringing in $100 million or more a year.
    Americans are greatly benefiting from the gains we have made in agriculture.  

  • Busy season for the Chamber of Commerce

    This weekend kicks off a very busy season for the Chamber of Commerce.
    This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, where everyone is encouraged to shop local at our local businesses.
    It is also the beginning of the Finding Cynthia and Ana Promotion.
    You may pick up your passport at any of the 28 participating Chamber businesses and begin your search for the six-inch paper dolls of Cynthia and Ana, a drawing by Herbie Moore.

  • Viewpoint

    As a country and as individuals, we have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
    Regardless of your political leanings, we still live in the greatest country in the world.
    Sure, we have our problems, but none that can’t be overcome with a little understanding and patience.
    Donald Trump won the election and he will be the new President for ALL of us, regardless of what those who are protesting his election might say.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Group of pupils
    6. Fossil fuel
    9. Dust arachnid
    13. Abdominal muscle, pl.
    14. Grass bristle
    15. Like a ballerina
    16. Deflect
    17. *She played wife and mom in 21 Across
    18. Lazybones
    19. *It happened on 34th Street
    21. *Nicholas Cage ‘s “The ____ Man”
    23. Wednesday’s child issue?
    24. Mouthful, swallowed
    25. ____ Francisco
    28. ____ Verde National Park
    30. Adorn the halls with holly, e.g.
    35. Singer Tori

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