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  • Theme: Reality TV STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. “Wheel of Fortune” purchase
    6. Christian minister, abbr.
    9. *”Jersey Shore” stars jump in and out of them
    13. Popeye’s gal
    14. “... ___ he drove out of sight”
    15. Cuba Gooding, Jr. 2003 role
    16. Calculus calculation
    17. “Lend me your ___”
    18. Furnish with a fund
    19. *”Bravo” cook
    21. *TV’s largest family
    23. Toni Morrison’s “___ Baby”
    24. It’s everywhere you want to be?

  • Doors open on new gym, Park and Recreation System

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not athletic -- never have been, never will be.
    The only time I was ever on the athletic field was as a band geek. For me, that was my way out of working in tobacco in the summer and winter.
    In the summer I missed a lot of chopping weeds by sweltering on the high school pavement with a hoard of other band geeks. And, Saturdays were usually spent at some stadium in Kentucky in competition.
    I missed stripping tobacco because of concert band practices and pep band for basketball games.

  • Too many die too young in wars of ‘stupidity’

    Editor’s note: The following is the speech given by Chuck Duffy at Battle Grove Cemetery, Nov. 11, 2012, for the annual Veterans’ Day program.
     
    Good morning! I thank the Battle Grove Cemetery’s board of trustees, superintendent Mr. Billy Grayson and his competent staff for hosting this annual event. I am grateful to take part in this occasion.

  • Mirror magic

    A month or so ago, I met a man with part of his right arm missing – he was a tree trimmer and had an accident involving a chain saw.
    I asked him if the missing part ever hurt. He said as a matter of fact, it was bothering him as we were talking.
    Doctors call it “phantom pain.” The limb or body part is no longer there, but the person may still feel as if it is. Sometimes an amputated foot tickles or gets that “pins and needles” sensation of having fallen asleep. Sometimes a missing arm or leg aches or itches – or hurts like heck.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: ANIMAL WORLD
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. Girder that looks like a letter
    6. *Largest North American deer
    9. *Methane release by a cow
    13. ___-__-la
    14. Actress ___ Thompson
    15. Ranee’s wrap
    16. Luxurious sheet fabric
    17. Opposite of guzzle
    18. Donor’s loss
    19. *Cause of African Sleeping Sickness
    21. *Dangerous delicacy
    23. Nada
    24. Rented on the links
    25. Distant
    28. Fountain order

  • Vote for America not a party

    Who did we vote for, or rather, what party did we vote for?
    I wrote this column prior to the general election results in an effort to remain non-biased, which all reporters should aspire to, especially while writing about politics.
    I am a registered Democrat, mainly because my pappaw was and I always tried to be just like him, but to say that I am a die-hard Democrat would be a misstatement.
    I recently read a few letters that were submitted supporting political parties instead of supporting political candidates.

  • Reader input needed in special projects

    It’s that time of year again where I beg and plead for reader input! See, I’m on my knees now.
    We have several projects in the works and each needs reader-involvement.
    The first and most immediate call is for recipes from local cooks for the annual Gift Guide.
    I’ve been to enough pot lucks to know there are some amazing cooks in Harrison County. If yours is not a super, double-secret, under-lock-and-key recipe, share it with other readers.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. “Let’s do _____”
    6. Lake in France
    9. Q-Tip, e.g.
    13. Verdi’s composition, e.g.
    14. Hockey legend
    15. Emotion at center of “The Scarlet Letter”
    16. Dutch genre painter Jan _____
    17. Prefix for “new”
    18. *Served hot or cold
    19. *Popular hue
    21. *Turning pumpkin into Jack-o’-Lantern
    23. Sea to a Spaniard
    24. Common menu item, as on a computer
    25. Busy ___

  • Hard to beat a good thriller

    Oh how I enjoy a good scary movie.
    I am not referring to the types of movies where the only basis of horror is shown by a beautiful young woman, half clothed, running from a house screaming after she finds her boyfriend dead.
    I am talking about some of the great horror and scary movies that leave you afraid to go home alone in the dark.
    For the sake of time, I would like to rank only a few of the greats that have left me afraid of being alone in the dark over my short lifetime.

  • Busy community is a successful one

    I’m excited for Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    There are some good things happening here that are moving us along.
    I hear the negative comments. I know we need industry and we need jobs more than anything else, but to paraphrase my grandmother, sometimes you can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
    We’re not going to solve world hunger here, but we can certainly take pride in the good things that are happening.