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Columns

  • Time is truly how to say ‘I love you’

    Isn’t it amazing how our significant others sometimes put their agendas aside to put a smile on our face?
    This week is, if you ask me, the biggest excuse for couples to blow money on one another that should be saved.
    Valentine’s Day. I never really understood it and now that I am married I have grown to dislike it.
    For the record, my wife does not require me to purchase a dozen roses and chocolate-covered strawberries.
    Instead, she gets a bigger kick out of me leaving her alone to watch her reality television for the night.

  • Cynthiana will survive if everyone chips in

    A few weeks ago and friend posed the question: “What are we going to do about our town?”
    “Everything is closing,” said one of the ladies having lunch at Biancke’s.
    I agreed and we commiserated. Up to that point, I suppose I was in denial. It didn’t seem like a “we” problem.
    We talked about the bypass around Cynthiana and weighed its pros and cons, trying to determine if it will help or hinder.

  • 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.

  • 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.