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Columns

  • Leaders hiding Sunshine Law behind cloud

    For years you have read my stories, columns and editorials about how different entities violated Kentucky statutes by closing government meetings when there wasn’t a valid reason behind the decision.

    Recent actions of our leaders make it obvious that they don’t understand that our legislators developed the Kentucky Open Meetings Law to keep the public’s business public. 

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Half of the Odd Couple
    6. “___, the Beloved Country”
    9. Greek portico
    13. Just outside a fairway
    14. Thou, today
    15. Sound units
    16. Covered with hair
    17. 2, on a telephone dial
    18. Moonshine
    19. *He drove Miss Daisy
    21. *Played TV doc before becoming movie star
    23. Water snake
    24. Nightcrawler
    25. Michigan’s “___ Five”
    28. Kind of jerk
    30. King Tut’s and Napoleon’s hangouts, e.g.
    34. Paella pot

  • A special thanks to some community supporters

    For some reason I feel like giving praise to a few individuals and groups in the community that often fly under the radar and do not receive the attention they so deserve.

    First, major praise should be given to Austin Dacci and the many volunteers responsible for the food program at River Road Park during the summer.

  • Historic Biancke’s will no doubt rebound

    Like most everyone else in Cynthiana, when the news circulated that our beloved Biancke’s Restaurant was on fire, I was deeply saddened.
    I was out of town and unable to see for myself what was going on. However, initial reports were that it would be a total loss.
    When Thursday dawned, however, the future looked much brighter for Mary Todd and the Biancke’s crew.
    By all accounts, Biancke’s front door was like a revolving door of volunteers helping to clean up a mess left by fire, smoke and water.
    It could have been much worse.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. L on clothes
    6. Chicken _ __ king
    9. Russia’s 1917 abdicator
    13. Bake an egg
    14. Used for styling
    15. Actress _____ Hunter
    16. Interior decoration
    17. Where bug is snug?
    18. Fill with optimism
    19. *______phobia, fear of large things
    21. *______mania, obsession for washing oneself
    23. Chester White’s home
    24. Get what you sow
    25. One who plays for pay
    28. Crowning point
    30. Dog stand staple
    35. Hit the road

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Abraham, originally
    6. Bag in Paris
    9. The complete duration of something
    13. Quickly fry
    14. Lennon’s wife
    15. Welsh dog breed
    16. “That is,” in Latin
    17. Like arctic air
    18. Run _____ of the law
    19. *Like the July 4th holiday
    21. *March for the community
    23. Be unwell
    24. Boot
    25. Triple ___
    28. Treble ____
    30. *Subject of Nathan’s contest
    35. Turkey dance
    37. German composer Carl ____

  • A few things to remember during yard sale season

    ‘Tis the season for cleaning and pricing items that have long been forgotten by homeowners.
    ‘Tis the season for yard sales.
    Any homeowner will admit that in a short time, accumulation of what we think to be precious items that must always be near us, tend to add up to one cluttered room or basement.
    When was the last time you dared to venture up stairs to find your mother’s old tea pitcher that has not been used since she kicked the can over 10 years ago?