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Columns

  • Oh rats, I've been skunked again, part 2

    It was several years ago that I first wrote about a rodent that had invaded the peace and tranquility of the Barnes’ manor. Now there’s Rodent Part II.

  • Liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes is addictive and harmful

    Editor’s note: The following information is from the Bluegrass Prevention Center, which serves Harrison County.
    Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. The e-cigarettes turn chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user.
    Most e-cigarettes are manufactured to look like conventional cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Some resemble everyday items such as ballpoint pens, USB memory sticks or markers.

  • Of Steel Magnolias and coming home

    Before getting into the recurring theme that’s been prodding my brain this past week, I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the harriCYN Community Theater  for their outstanding production of “Steel Magnolias” last weekend.

  • Legislation passed in session includes juvenile justice reform

    In some ways, the end of a legislative session is not much different from the beginning, since the House and Senate take both opportunities to publicly highlight their priorities in the hopes of turning them into law.

     

  • Finding ways to improve Kentucky's roads

    If there is one issue that binds today’s legislators with our counterparts who served more than two centuries ago, it’s finding ways to improve Kentucky’s roads.

     

  • Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

    It may come as a surprise to some, although I don’t know who, that there is a local election coming up in May.
    Even if you don’t know that in Kentucky election years changed a few years back so that county races all fall at the same time, you surely have seen all the ‘VOTE FOR ME’ signs.
    The idea behind moving elections was to save counties money by not having to have some sort of local election and possibly a primary every year.
    What it has created is a muddle of election signs all at one time.

  • Machines are too smart to take over:

    Some mornings ... well, let’s just say that there are mornings that can start so badly that its better to have tea in the office than coffee.

  • Planning gives way to action in Senate

    There are many moments in the legislative process when planning gives way to action.

     

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. “Haste makes waste,” e.g.
    6. Helicopter landing
    9. Deadly slitherers
    13. Bad car
    14. Pub offering
    15. Do this or forever hold your peace
    16. Say pretty please
    17. Junior’s junior
    18. Down and out
    19. *Sweet number in March
    21. *Point and shooting players
    23. Coltrane’s woodwind
    24. Not in favor of
    25. Final, abbr.
    28. Essen basin
    30. Firstborn
    35. Story part
    37. Plenty
    39. 6 in 1/6