• Heroin laws expand treatment, sentences

     This year’s legislative session may have lasted only half as long as those in even-numbered years, but that did not seem to diminish the amount of work the General Assembly was able to do.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Penniless
    6. Hermey the dentist, e.g.
    9. “____ in the face”
    13. *Experts say sea level does it as planet warms
    14. “New” prefix
    15. *Geography class prop
    16. Tiny island
    17. Contend
    18. Kind of space
    19. *Environmental science
    21. *Green car
    23. R&R spot
    24. Give the cold shoulder
    25. College entrance exam
    28. Of a particular kind
    30. Long John Silver had this
    35. *Deforestation is big issue in this country

  • Nothing causes more fuss than progress

    So, I was seeking out ideas for stories to write in this week’s paper last Friday evening when I turned up Pleasant Street, which, ironically, has not been at all pleasant this week to downtown drivers.
    Not only do we have the intersection of Church and Pleasant Street shut down for some big project, but another sidewalk improvement project has shut off yet another section of this heavily used roadway.

  • Spotlighting autism awareness in April

    You might think that all the hype for Light it up Blue Cynthiana/Harrison County is a show of support for the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats.
    With all the history of the Wildcats and Cynthiana, i.e. former Coach Joe B. Hall’s hometown, it would be a viable assumption.
    But no, it’s deeper than that.
    April 2 is World Autism Awareness  Day.

  • New statute strengthens agreement between Kentucky and big tobacco

    FRANKFORT – While two days – and several unresolved issues – remain, the General Assembly largely wrapped up much of its work early last week with a long list of votes that went well into the night.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    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.