• View school as an opportunity, not a sentencing

    And the infamous countdown, for the majority of students, has began.

    Only five days remain in the 2013 summer break for Harrison County students and I am sure that there will be plenty of headaches to come in the next few days.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    1. Coffee + chocolate
    6. Drunkard’s sound?
    9. What little piggy did
    13. Makes eyes at
    14. Under the weather
    15. *”The Graduate” or “Easy Rider”
    16. Un-written exams
    17. Downhill equipment
    18. Chilled
    19. *1960s Activists and agitators
    21. State of good health and fitness
    23. Miner’s bounty
    24. *Popular hairstyle
    25. To eat a little at a time, as in hot soup
    28. Layer
    30. Devoid of reverence

  • It will not be forever, it just seems like it

    My youngest child, err young man, is leaving the nest.

    Actually, he left “the nest” a long time ago, he just forgot to take his junque.

    Now, however, he is not only vacating the nest, he’s leaving the state.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Website visitors
    6. Had a meal
    9. You, archaic
    13. 1995 thriller starring Brad Pitt
    14. Used in some salons
    15. Some can be slippery
    16. Naked protozoa
    17. *Picnic crasher
    18. Cliffside dwelling
    19. *It lights the air
    21. *Where many long to be in summer
    23. Prompter’s line
    24. “The Sun ___ Rises”
    25. U.K. broadcaster
    28. Delhi wrap
    30. Large sea ducks
    35. Place of origin
    37. *It’s up?

  • Royal baby should not be the center of our lives

    I trust that the British Secret Service will not be making its way into my home after the following article due to a concern raised about my feelings toward the royal baby.

    Despite my happiness for Will and Kate giving birth to a healthy baby boy, I still am sad about the priorities of many Americans who have put their lives on hold during their anticipation for the arrival of the little nipper.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Hospital’s CAT and PET
    6. Deadeye’s forte
    9. Song “Sixteen ____”
    13. Essay theme
    14. Often precedes “bum” or “bunny”
    15. Blender button
    16. Swelling
    17. *Princess fairy tale tormentor
    18. In pieces
    19. *Shooters and keepsies game
    21. *Roald Dahl title character
    23. It’s often served at Thanksgiving
    24. Bad habit
    25. As opposed to a hook or cross
    28. Gauche or Droite in Paris

  • 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.