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Columns

  • Spring Cleaning on Main Street


    Spring has finally arrived. The first thing that comes to my mind is spring cleaning. For some reason, every year when spring arrives I get the notion to spring clean. I start sorting everything in the house. I tackle the kids’ rooms, cabinets, windows and anywhere else that was forgotten during the winter months.

  • Oh boy, another round of campaigning is almost here

    Who, in their right mind, would ever seek any kind of political office higher than that of a magistrate or commissioner on the local level?
    Elected public officials, especially in Kentucky, do their jobs for low pay. For example, members of the General Assembly are paid $188 per day, plus an additional $141 per diem, when the legislation is in session.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *Science fiction author Asimov
    6. Baby’s apron
    9. Arctic floater
    13. Mexican revolutionary
    14. Victorian, e.g.
    15. Teeny-_____
    16. Worry or cause anxiety
    17. *Bradbury of “The Martian Chronicles” fame
    18. Perform on a dais
    19. *”The Call of the Wild” author
    21. *”A Good Man Is Hard to Find” author
    23. Andrew Cuomo’s title, for short
    24. Angler’s decoy
    25. Refuse to comply
    28. Late Scalia’s garb

  • Networking is benefit for Chamber membership

    The Chamber offers many opportunities for business owners and employees to network, make connections and help find new ways to encourage growth within their company or business.
    One example is the upcoming Chamber luncheon. Each month, the Chamber holds a networking luncheon or breakfast, which is sponsored by participating business (which means its free to you, courtesy of said business). Different speakers come in to speak to Chamber members on community, state or educational happenings.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS

     
    Over the years, I have written often about issues affecting our House district and the state, but I have not mentioned much about my personal life.  This week, however, I would like to change that, in the hope my story will help others.

  • Candidate-endorsement time; some restrictions apply

    It’s that time of year when candidates will begin lining up their followers to write endorsement letters to the newspaper.
    We welcome those local letters. Local being the operative word here.
    We won’t accept letters of mass mailings. With email so prevalent, it’s tougher to determine “mass mailings.” However, if someone sends a letter from Indianapolis endorsing one of our presidential hopefuls, it’s pretty obvious that it’s from a mailing list.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Incited
    6. Presidents’ Day mo.
    9. Pig trough stuff
    13. “The Stars and Stripes Forever” composer
    14. *”Happy Days Are Here Again,” ____ Reisman and His Orchestra
    15. *Josephine Baker’s turf
    16. Blood fluid
    17. Will Ferrell’s Christmas character
    18. Conical dwelling
    19. *First Winter Olympics country
    21. *Female pioneer
    23. Uh-huh
    24. Classic sci-fi video game
    25. Boxer’s punch
    28. Hoodwink

  • Senate awaits budget from House

    The passage of bills that would help children with disabilities, preserve rights of victims in criminal cases, and fight for the rights of the unborn highlighted another busy week in the Senate. As Thursday marked day 40 of our 60-day legislative session in Frankfort, we are still anxiously awaiting a budget bill from our colleagues in the House.