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  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Internet posts
    6. “Kilroy ____ here”
    9. “Put a ____ in it!”
    13. “Raspberry ____” by Prince
    14. Matterhorn, e.g.
    15. Loosen laces
    16. Social class or position
    17. “All the Light We Cannot ____” by Anthony Doerr
    18. Like professor Sherman Klump
    19. *In 1941 Thanksgiving moved to this Thursday
    21. *Football hosts
    23. Green pod dweller
    24. One who makes use of something
    25. Declare
    28. Globes and balls

  • Bad Monday of bad Mondays nothing compared to election news

    After having been at the Democrat for just over five months now, I’ve done columns about “issues,” and I’ve written columns about a variety of things happening in my life, such as my last-minute, crazed move from Louisville and my sister’s wedding.
    Well, this column is just going to be a column of random thoughts, so please bear with me.
    I’ve had some ups and downs the past few days.

  • A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with state Rep. Tom McKee

    For most of us, Veterans Day has always been a time set aside to honor all who served their country, no matter when that may have been.  The holiday’s early history, however, was much more specific.
    It began in 1919, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – the exact one-year anniversary of the end of World War I.  President Woodrow Wilson called it Armistice Day, a term some still used today, and commemorating that conflict remained the day’s focus for more than 30 years.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Laugh at with contempt
    6. *Veterans Day stems from this war
    9. *Hand-to-hand combat weapon
    13. Par on a short golf hole
    14. Immeasurable period
    15. Gossipmonger
    16. Triangular road sign
    17. “M*A*S*H” character
    18. *Commander’s instruction
    19. *a.k.a. American flag
    21. *Like soldier honored at certain tombs
    23. Present plural of “be”
    24. Acer, e.g.
    25. Unit of electric current
    28. Yearn or pine

  • Onboard school bus cameras will be great tools

    Tuesday night’s Harrison County Board of Education meeting was forever long.
    However, there were some good things to come out of it.
    Christine Garnett, whose name is most often associated with Fillies’ softball, was there to showcase her students’ use of Google Classroom.
    Garnett engages the students from the time they walk into her classroom until they post their work for her review. And, not a single tree had to be sacrificed.
    Sam Arnold III was also on hand to make his annual report of the Agnes McDowell Trust.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Medieval fiddle
    6. College assessment test
    9. Outgoing tide action
    13. Allergic reaction to bee sting
    14. ____ chi
    15. Thresh about, as in arms
    16. Oddball’s attempt?
    17. Pro baseball’s “Master Melvin”
    18. Starbucks’ serving
    19. Status of being a star
    21. *Inhabited by apparitions
    23. Actor Stallone
    24. Lord’s servant
    25. Busy flyer
    28. *Like a Halloween sensation
    30. Wipe out
    35. St. Louis team

  • Trick-or-treat time brings on nostalgia

    One of the things I miss the most about childhood is trick-or-treating.
    Every Halloween, I’d head out, grocery bag in hand (sometimes two grocery bags in hand), and make my way up as many streets as possible.
    I trick-or-treated until I was 13. Yep, 13. I probably would have gone another year if my older sister hadn’t teased me incessantly.
    I only missed one year that I remember. I was 12 that year, and I had just had my tonsils removed. But I still dressed up and passed out candy.

  • Learn more about the condition during October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month

    So, what is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a chronic condition defined as impairment in phoneme/grapheme knowledge and rapid word recognition. Dyslexia does not improve without targeted intervention, and affects not only how a person reads but also the ability to spell words, retrieve words, articulate words and to remember certain facts.
    This time last year I was having a conversation with my daughter’s teacher about struggles with reading.