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  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Hawaiian island
    6. ___ opener
    9. Actress ____ Perlman
    13. Olympian Jesse _____
    14. Fertility clinic stock
    15. None of these good ones go unpunished?
    16. Blood line
    17. Grazing area
    18. Expression of pirate’s displeasure
    19. *Vacation destination
    21. *Blooming tree
    23. *Before it becomes one, corn is planted in spring
    24. Computer solicitation
    25. Communications org.
    28. *Greek goddess of spring
    30. Recipients of funds or benefits

  • The fun and easy way to play ‘no-risk’ chicken

    Thanks to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC), R.A. Williams and the Harrison County Sanitation District, I have finally discovered the best and easiest way to play “chicken.”
    Make sure someone else pays the consequences if no one chooses to blink.
    On Tuesday morning, March 3, the Kentucky Public Service Commission called an official hearing where its commissioners could hear sworn testimony from all the key players in the Cedarbrook Package Sewer Treatment Plant drama.

  • Harrison County’s civil war heritage includes African-American soldiers

    Although Black History Month has passed, I thought the contributions of African American soldiers from our county should be recognized before the end of the Civil War Sesquicentennial in April.

  • Legislature approves funding for UK medical research facility

    Meeting only three days last week because of another blast of winter weather, the General Assembly nonetheless finalized work on several major bills and is on track to largely complete its work this week.

  • You ever get the sense that you’ve seen this all before?

    At this writing, we are still in the forecast stage of the winter that just won’t end.
    I haven’t even thanked our road crews for making a safe passage for my travels from the first measurable snow. Now we have a second wave of Snowmageddon.
    Because I live along U.S. 27, a priority one road, my path gets cleared first. So while my driveway is always a challenge, at least I can get to it without much problem.
    Once I get to Cynthiana, I travel Church Street to Bridge and then up the hill to Webster.

  • Shoring up the foundation for state retirement

    FRANKFORT – As the number of remaining days in a legislative session goes down, the number of hours spent debating and voting on bills inevitably goes up.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Face fringe
    6. Like a wallflower
    9. Something that happened too fast?
    13. One hipbone
    14. Romanian money
    15. Sheep’s clothing, e.g.
    16. Bassos, alternative spelling
    17. Middle-earth creature
    18. Balance sheet item
    19. *Peanut _______
    21. *Popular pastry center
    23. Exclamation of surprise
    24. Duds
    25. Tapped at parties
    28. Two-masted vessel
    30. Orient’s bigwig
    34. Misfortunes
    36. Not that
    38. Australian cockatoo

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Harvest helper
    6. Obi ___
    9. Disagreeing votes
    13. _ ____ in the sand
    14. International workers’ group
    15. *One of Violent Femmes?
    16. Consumed
    17. Common Russian given name
    18. Dead-on
    19. *He took a “Walk on the Wild Side”
    21. *First woman in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    23. Cauliflower ___ on a boxer
    24. Garden intruder
    25. Attorneys’ org.
    28. Italy’s obsolete money
    30. Mexican liquor distilled from desert plants