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Columns

  • Fresh Georgia peaches with a smile — wink, wink

    Ernie and I had the privilege of getting to make a run to Florida last week to mix business with pleasure.
    Bay Horse Innovations, which is where Ernie is now working and is Cynthiana’s newest manufacturing operation, needed two of its farrier units delivered to Wellington, which is near West Palm Beach.
    Since Seth, our youngest, is living in Brandon, I decided to stow away for the opportunity to see him for the first time in four months.
    It was a whirlwind trip really. We left Friday afternoon and returned Tuesday evening.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Public weigh-in should be taken seriously

    Almost three weeks before the public meeting on the school’s proposed budget last Wednesday, I was at the Harrison County schools central office with Superintendent Andy Dotson, Assistant Superintendent David Case and Finance Director Julie Asher taking notes concerning the budget proposal for the 2013-14 school year.
    I’m certain that details of the proposal had already been shared with members of the Harrison County School Board.
    That’s to be expected.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Newton or Stern
    6. *”Here’s looking at ___”
    9. Face-to-face exam
    13. Bake, as in eggs
    14. Even, to a poet
    15. “Madama Butterfly,” e.g.
    16. *”Show me the _____!”
    17. Sculptor Hans/Jean ___
    18. “Nobody _____!”
    19. Penalize
    21. For peeping
    23. It can be red or black
    24. Lab culture
    25. In the past
    28. Emeralds and rubies
    30. *”Elementary, my dear ______”

  • A last place victory to remember

    I am indebted to Jeri Stracner from Carlisle and Pat Grenier for this column because I, unfortunately, did not witness the best part of the 5K Born to Run Walk/Run Saturday morning.

  • We laughed so hard, we cried

    We have laughed so hard we cried, and cried so hard we laughed.

  • Career Roads I have traveled ... and those left to be explored

    “This is George. How may I help you?”
    Transferred phone calls that ring my extension arrive with many different messages or requests. This one was really different.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Gold measurement
    6. *Trans World ___lines or TWA
    9. Daughter of Zeus
    13. Broadcasting sign
    14. *Watson’s and Crick’s model
    15. Alternative to truths
    16. Bug
    17. Denouement
    18. Beginning of a sickness
    19. *1950s car feature
    21. Aroused
    23. + or - atom
    24. Montana tribe
    25. Pecking mother
    28. Do over
    30. Genuflect in submission
    35. Spill the beans
    37. *McCarthy’s foes
    39. Wither from heat

  • The “moving-my-kid-into-college” blues

    I did not anticipate how difficult it would be to move my hostdaughter into her University of Kentucky dorm room last Saturday morning.