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Columns

  • Bridge Spans

    He grew up just a stone’s throw away from a bridge named in his honor.

    When a truly appreciative Joe B. Hall took the podium last Friday, he said any other bridge named after him would not have held the same meaning.

    With his trademark rolled program in hand, Hall told about growing up on North Church Street.

  • A legislative perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    FRANKFORT – Every decade, not long after the Census updates us on population changes across the country, all state governments are called upon to re-draw geographic boundaries for many of their elected offices.

  • It's a new beginning, but not entirely

    It’s not fair.

    Over the weekend, I took in a showing of “We’re the Millers” at the Fayette Mall Cinemas in Lexington with my wife, Pam, and my hostdaughter from Switzerland, Lea Buchel. 

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Group of wives
    6. *Requires parental involvement
    9. Cyberspace soliloquy
    13. Yawning
    14. Barley bristle
    15. It’s controversial in fight against crime
    16. Japanese bed
    17. Decompose
    18. *Found in art class
    19. *Pedagogue
    21. *Energy outlet
    23. Magic’s infection
    24. It often holds 24
    25. Tax pro
    28. First female Attorney General
    30. Breath freshener
    35. Two quarters
    37. Grannies
    39. Top of Lady Liberty

  • Taking a leap of faith

    So the time to say farewell to family, friends and all of the Democrat readers has come.

    I’m sure in our small community, rumors of me leaving the Democrat and Harrison County for that matter, have made their way into several conversations in the past few months.

  • View school as an opportunity, not a sentencing

    And the infamous countdown, for the majority of students, has began.

    Only five days remain in the 2013 summer break for Harrison County students and I am sure that there will be plenty of headaches to come in the next few days.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Coffee + chocolate
    6. Drunkard’s sound?
    9. What little piggy did
    13. Makes eyes at
    14. Under the weather
    15. *”The Graduate” or “Easy Rider”
    16. Un-written exams
    17. Downhill equipment
    18. Chilled
    19. *1960s Activists and agitators
    21. State of good health and fitness
    23. Miner’s bounty
    24. *Popular hairstyle
    25. To eat a little at a time, as in hot soup
    28. Layer
    30. Devoid of reverence

  • It will not be forever, it just seems like it

    My youngest child, err young man, is leaving the nest.

    Actually, he left “the nest” a long time ago, he just forgot to take his junque.

    Now, however, he is not only vacating the nest, he’s leaving the state.