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Columns

  • Theme: Famous Inventors

    ACROSS
    1. Squirrel away
    6. Young newt
    9. They put the bitter in beer
    13. Jousting pole
    14. Tap choice
    15. Bone-chilling
    16. Cast member
    17. Greater than the whole?
    18. Dismal
    19. *Cotton gin inventor
    21. Do this for a waltz, e.g.
    23. *___ Isaac Newton
    24. Shirts on their backs, e.g.
    25. Farmer’s ___
    28. Turkish honorific
    30. Lots
    35. Brother of Jacob
    37. Uh-oh
    39. Poet’s “below”
    40. Slash mark

  • Retierment Plan still tops state's list

    Long before this year’s legislative session began, my colleagues in the House and Senate and I knew the biggest task before us would be putting the retirement systems for state and local governments on firmer financial ground.
    These systems were doing extremely well as recently as a decade ago, but the country’s two recessions since then have hit them especially hard, much as they have shrunk the state’s budget, which has been cut $1.6 billion over the last five years.

  • Don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution

    Despite the personal feelings towards the new Parks and Recreation, success of recreation really falls onto the shoulders of area citizens.
    For the last several months talk around town has insinuated that personal vendetta was the underlining theme of Parks and Recreation.
    Since I have attended nearly all of the meetings in which recreation was discussed, I feel that I am more qualified to discuss the issue unlike someone who only get’s their information from the rumor mill.

  • $110 million upgrade to Commonwealth Stadium

    FRANKFORT – Although the Kentucky House of Representatives considers a wide variety of bills during any given week of a legislative session, there are times when broad themes emerge.  We had three last week, and they affected our universities, our farmers and our legal system.

  • So... hows business?

    How’s business?
    That’s a question I often get asked. Now, whether they are asking just as greeting or truly want to know how the newspaper business is going is anyone’s guess.
    My response is generally that it’s all good.
    In light of reports of newspapers having to reduce staff and even close in some instances, and all media for that matter, makes the “How’s business?” question much more relevant these days.
    It’s been a tough economy all over. Many people have found themselves or a spouse without jobs.

  • ‘A clean office is the sign of a cluttered mind’

    Hand me that photo.
    Which photo?
    The one beside that stack of papers.
    Which stack of papers?
    The stack that just fell into the floor!!!
    Anyone with office space can recall a time that you have turned around and it appears that an F5 tornado just made its way into your office, leaving behind a trail and multiple piles of paper and in some cases pretzel sticks.
    Can you judge a person by the way they keep their office?
    Can you judge someone by how much they become unnerved when you tilt a framed photo on their wall?

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *The knight on the Oscar statuette holds one
    6. *Possible best director
    9. Sound of passing bullet?
    13. Taekwondo country
    14. ___ of Good Feelings
    15. Twofold
    16. Relating to Quechuan people
    17. Energy unit
    18. To set someone free
    19. Bruce Wayne’s Batman, e.g.
    21. *Historical drama and Oscar nominee
    23. Feline cry
    24. Secretary, e.g.
    25. a.k.a. American Gas Association
    28. Cleanse
    30. Gather, as in courage, e.g.
    35. Make fun of

  • State agenda is already full

    When the General Assembly meets in odd-numbered years, it has a much different schedule than it does in those ending in an even number.
    The meeting time is 30 rather than 60 days, and the first four of those are set aside just to elect legislative leaders and appoint members to committees.  The bulk of our work doesn’t begin until early February, and it effectively ends a little more than a month later.

  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day by the numbers

    It’s Valentine’s Day; what will your sweetie have for you when he or she comes home from work?
    As you know, the internet has a plethora of statistics. If you believe any or even part of those numbers, you may be interested to know that for that one special day over $13 billion is spent in the United States.
    More women purchase Valentine’s Day cards than men, while more men buy flowers than women.

  • THEME: U.S. PRESIDENTS

    ACROSS
    1. Ruler sides, e.g.
    6. Toward the stern
    9. Hit the bottle
    13. “La traviata” composer
    14. Tokyo, formerly
    15. *First President to resign
    16. One of three hipbones
    17. Bruin legend Bobby
    18. Some tournaments
    19. *First to be assassinated
    21. Protests
    23. Corn spot
    24. Mischievous Scandinavian god
    25. Actress ___ Gasteyer
    28. Famous Christmas guests
    30. As much as necessary
    35. Follows ding?
    37. Sold in bars