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Columns

  • Also apply common sense when using technology

    If memory serves me correct, I believe I have stood on a soapbox before with words of judgment against and for technology.
    If I haven’t, please allow me to do so now.
    Technology. Wow. Cutting edge, interesting and all the more scary if you think about it.
    By no means am I an old person, but to think of how far along technology has come since I was five to now being 25, it simply blows my mind.

  • Redistrict outrages may face redress

    By: Al Cross

  • Don't be too quick to say "no"

    “I don’t think so, but maybe next time.”
    “I really don’t think I will be able to make it.”
    The list goes on and on of phrases that we have all used when trying to get out of doing something or going somewhere.
    When we are young we tend to defer to more drastic measures such as dragging our feet, kicking, screaming and in some situations... biting.
    Nonetheless, children and adults both have their ways of trying to drop the hint of non-compliance.

  • Telephone ‘prompts’ not so prompt

    I’m not a fan of automation. In fact, it’s more than just “not a fan.”
    I loathe being connected with the recording of a pleasant-sounding woman. Because of her automation, she cannot detect my own snide and sarcastic demeanor and thus adjust her own pleasantries.
    I don’t want to push “1” for this or “2” for that. I want to talk to someone who can talk back to me, not give me multiple choices.

  • Snowy roads should indicate that drivers need to slow down

    With winter finally here, and with that I mean snow, vehicle accidents will surely be on the rise.
    According to local law enforcement, as of Tuesday, over 10 reported wrecks have occurred in Cynthiana and Harrison County this month.
    Aside from contributing factors related to the beginning of the year such as rushing to company New Year’s Eve parties, one factor seems to have spiked the sudden number of wrecks... snow.

  • A Legislative Perspective

    FRANKFORT – It may be quiet in the halls of the Capitol as 2011 draws to a close, but that is set to change early next week, when the General Assembly returns to kick off the 2012 Regular Session.
    Even-year meetings are always a busy time because of the budget, but another major task awaits us as well beginning January 3rd: redistricting.

  • 2011 was prosperous; looking forward to 2012

    I trust that everyone had a Merry Christmas as we look forward to a prosperous New Year.
    What does that mean? We all get those greeting cards that wish us well, but prosperous?
    Looking back on 2011, I have to think of some of what I would consider prosperous for Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    For instance, 2011 was the beginning of construction on the Cynthiana by-pass. It’s a state-funded project that is bringing millions of dollars to the area.

  • Late Christmas shopping is for the birds

    Being a husband is tough!
    Normally when I start out a column with a statement like that, readers tend to sit back and get a laugh out of the paragraphs that follow, which tend to house some kind of funny story about my still-young married life.
    This however, has nothing to do with a funny story about Abby and I. In fact, it could be a true testament for all husbands during any special occasion, especially Christmas.
    I tell myself every year that I will not wait until the last second before I wrap up my Christmas shopping for Abby Jo.

  • And, the No. 1 Christmas song of all time is...

    I’m a sucker for Christmas tunes. When select radio stations begin their seasonal foray to get us all in the shopping mood, I’m all in.
    For two solid months out of the year, my car radio is set so that I do not miss Alvin, Simon and Theodore chiming “The Chipmunk Song.”
    I thought it would be easy to pin down my top 10 Christmas songs... after all, I have done plenty of “research.”

  • Christmas movies that should be in everyone’s collection

    “You’ll shoot your eye out.”
    “Look Daddy, teacher says, every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.”
    I think you all know where I am going with this, and for those who have no idea of what is going on, shame on you.
    For those Christmas movie junkies, like myself, we find ourselves watching more and more Christmas-based movies this time of year, which I don’t understand because they are good enough to watch all year long.