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Columns

  • Democracy is not passive, I choose to participate

    On Saturday, Jan. 21, 53 women from Kentucky and Ohio came together to travel to Washington, DC, to take part in the largest protest event in US history – the Women’s March.  
    Harrison County was well represented on this trip as mothers and daughters, aunts and nieces, old friends and new joined to take an active role in our democracy.

  • Rum Sauce and Bar Stools

     Living as we do here in the heart of Kentucky, long known as the state with the best whiskey, fastest horses and most beautiful women, we have long had a dual attitude about alcohol. While it is fine to make it, imbibing has had some complications.
    There has always been a long list of folks who should not use strong spirits: women, children, teachers, preachers, drivers--well you get the point.
    However, I know of two incidents in my family where demon rum with all its restrictions was allowed to cross the line.

  • Viewpoint

    The Cynthiana City Commission tabled the second reading of its proposed no parking ordinance on Pike Street Tuesday night.
    At odds is the tight squeeze on Pike Street where it’s closest to the First United Methodist Church and Church Street.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said at a previous meeting that there have been a few incidents of parked vehicles being clipped  by passing motorists.
    That’s a problem.
    However, it’s not the only problem.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. a.m. slice
    6. “____ humbug!”
    9. French Sudan, today
    13. Opposite of bonjour
    14. *Jesse Owens’ team
    15. Take exception to
    16. Brightest star in Cygnus
    17. Snowmobile runner
    18. On the rocks
    19. Highest level
    21. *”Hidden ____,” movie (2016)
    23. ____ Luis Obispo
    24. Goes with rave
    25. Scepter’s partner
    28. Heat in a microwave
    30. Greek poet from Lesbos
    35. Road shoulder
    37. Irritate

  • Mob Lunches and Networking

    The beginning of the new year is always busy for the chamber- renewing memberships, planning events, luncheons and more.
    Here are a few of the things we have been up to lately for our members:
    The Friday Lunch Mob is underway.
    Every Friday, we feature a different restaurant with a special discount or lunch special just for our Chamber members.
    It is a laid-back way to get in some extra networking time with other Chamber businesses while supporting our local Chamber restaurants.

  • Viewpoint

    Aren’t you just sick of the back-biting, excuse-making and political-posturing that has become the norm in Washington?
    The Trump Presidency has barely gotten off the ground and the Democratic Party leadership in Congress has become what the Republican Party leadership was to President Obama...obstructionist.
    I think it is interesting that national political party leanings play a rather insignificant role when transposed to local political issues.

  • ‘I know God was with me in Afghanistan’

    YES! I believe God is very real. How do I know you might ask? Well before 2008 I had faith but did not know for sure. Then I was sent to fight in Afghanistan. I was assigned as a squad leader on a Route Clearance Platoon or an RCP as we calIED it in the Army. Our job was to go out and drive the roads and find IED’s. These are bombs, Improvised Explosive Devices. We would say we would rather an IED hit us than to hit one of our infantry troops whose vehicles were not as armored as ours. Little did I know how dangerous or stressful that job would actually be.

  • A Legislative Perspective from the Kentucky General Assembly

     
    After concluding a truly historic first week, the new majority in Frankfort is already looking ahead to the remaining 25 days of the 2017 legislative session.
    It was invigorating to finally get the opportunity to take action on behalf of the people of Harrison, Pendleton and Scott counties.
    Before I arrived in the General Assembly, I pledged to my constituents to do everything in my power to promote job growth, increase financial opportunities for the middle class and to protect the most defenseless among us.

  • Viewpoint

    Who could turn away $28,000. Free and clear. It’s yours.
    The catch: You have to become a home owner.
    How terrible is that?
    A brand new home. You pick the carpet, the floor plan, the doors, the counter tops and the bathroom fixtures. It will have never been lived in by another family. It will be yours.
    You won’t have to deal with paying rent on something that will never be yours. And, in many cases the house payment you will make will be less than the rent you have been paying.