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Columns

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Alfred Hitchcock in his movie, e.g
    6. *Banned insecticide
    9. *Infamous weapon in Persian Gulf War
    13. *”The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” author
    14. Two halves
    15. Chummy
    16. Site of witchcraft trials
    17. Fred Flintstone to Barney Rubble, e.g.
    18. Stupid or silly
    19. *Code name for detonation of first nuclear device
    21. *1945-1990 antagonism
    23. Batman and Robin, e.g.
    24. *Rock and ____
    25. Unit of absorbed radiation

  • Remember, when the lights go out, it could be worse

    Imagine a world where when the sun went down, the houses got dark.

    Well, most of Harrison County knows how that feels after a weekend with no electric.

    Last weekend, many Harrison Countians spent their time in the dark... and cold.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Mt. Everest, McKinley and such
    6. Cleopatra’s cause of death
    9. Crack in a lip
    13. *Hot toddy, e.g.
    14. Former Chinese communist leader
    15. Glowed or beamed
    16. Pronouncements
    17. “___ to Joy”
    18. Bird of prey weapon
    19. Hungarian composer Bela ______
    21. *Popular winter sculpture
    23. Thus far
    24. Greenish blue
    25. Former refrigerant
    28. *A snow____ is one for trekking on snow
    30. Astronomer’s sighting

  • Kentucky shows positive times ahead

    As we celebrate the holidays and ready for the new year, many of us may find ourselves taking a moment to recall the positive things in our lives.
    Statewide, there has been some good news in recent months worth noting.  The job market overall is looking somewhat better, with the state’s unemployment rate down, and we’re working on improving the economy here in our legislative district.

  • Is there snow in our future? Be prepared

    We didn’t get that white Christmas I was pulling for this year, but weather forecasters are promising some snow for our future.
    I’m not nearly the fan I once was, but certainly I get excited about a forecast that could bring some snow our way.
    I like it best if it’s a day (or two) that I’m going to be home and not out on the roads. It’s great to cozy up in the house and watch it snow.
    Unfortunately, the biggest snowfalls generally happen during the week when most of us have some place we have to be.

  • Theme: World Leaders

    ACROSS
    1. Like children’s book character Nancy
    6. Grade A item on grocery list
    9. Spill the beans
    13. Greeting from Don Ho
    14. ___ chi
    15. *Location of Mohammed Morsi’s presidential palace
    16. It lacks appropriate punctuation
    17. Wood-shaping tool
    18. It often fell in old cartoons
    19. *One of EU leaders
    21. *Anti-apartheid leader
    23. Moray ___
    24. I, to a Greek
    25. Where massages are given
    28. Letter opener
    30. Pincered insect

  • Theme: 2012 IN REVIEW

    ACROSS
    1. Come from an egg
    6. Bad-mouth
    9. Cargo
    13. Gem state
    14. Make a choice
    15. Move sideways
    16. Chocolate substitute
    17. Wade’s opponent
    18. *”The _____” moved to Chicago from NYC
    19. *GOP’s 2012 choice
    21. *Deceased singing legend
    23. Pock mark disease
    24. Boris Godunov, e.g.
    25. Chicken order
    28. Vegetative prickle
    30. Speed of play, pl.
    35. Like decorated cake
    37. Luau souvenirs

  • Theme: Holiday Traditions Statepoint crosswords

    1. Prepare for surgery
    6. One time around
    9. “____ we forget”
    13. Uniform shade
    14. Sacha Baron Cohen’s ___ G
    15. Raccoon cousin
    16. Smidgins
    17. Olden-day aerosol can propellant
    18. Be of one mind
    19. *”A Visit from St. Nicholas” beginning
    21. *Waiting time
    23. Chapter in history
    24. Moldy appetizer
    25. Greyhound, e.g.
    28. Sea World attraction
    30. *They hang around
    35. Cross to bear
    37. “You betcha!”

  • Don’t fall victim to holiday scammers

    ‘Tis the season.
    Yes siree. Gifting. Baking. Decorating. Sharing. Scamming.
    Huh?
    That’s right. It’s one of the busiest times of the year for cheating thy neighbor.
    Well, maybe not neighbor precisely, but certainly cheating others.
    We are supposed to be living a Hallmark movie at this time of year. You know, no stress, perfect children, plenty of money for gift-buying; that’s the Hallmark life. Right?
    Then why is the Better Business Bureau warning about scams and bogus bargains?

  • How will you celebrate Christmas this year?

    I was recently reminded during a sermon at my church of the true meaning of Christmas.
    I have written so many articles in my short time here at the Democrat, where I stand on my soap-box and scream “no” to the countless society customs that we all find ourselves committing time and time again.
    Perhaps some of the most silly customs that we continue to embrace each and every year are those of Christmas.