• Crossword Puzzle

    1. Buzz off
    6. Dunce
    9. Back of the neck
    13. Big Dipper shape
    14. Rejuvenating spot
    15. Succeed
    16. Helped
    17. Waikiki garb
    18. *Like characters played by Lon Chaney
    19. *Marx brother
    21. *Famously played title role in “Cleopatra”
    23. *1950s teen idol, ___ Hunter
    24. Not that
    25. Thrilla in Manila boxer
    28. Friendly jab on Facebook
    30. Set aside as inferior
    35. Marijuana user’s hookah
    37. Stole material

  • Is the government trying to disarm us?

     The United States Constitution is an amazing document. It is the oldest single-document constitution in the world today...pretty amazing for a country as young as ours.
    It was penned by the Framers in 1787 and created a national government that was supreme to any and all state governments.
    This national strength created a fear by citizens that an unchecked central government could, and probably would, trample on individual rights.
    To assuage those fears and assure ratification, the Bill of Rights was added to the constitution in 1791.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Raise a barn, e.g.
    6. Cribbage piece
    9. Tear violently
    13. Specialty
    14. Luau welcome
    15. Japanese-American
    16. Junk yard stuff
    17. Make mistakes
    18. *Gothic novel “The Asylum” by ____ Mitchell
    19. Archimedes’ exclamation
    21. *”Just Like Heaven” creator
    23. Bathroom label
    24. Swank
    25. Sis’ sibling
    28. Cap and gown accessory
    30. Put down
    35. Plural of lira


      As we wind our work week down early because of the Christmas holiday, I wanted to take this opportunity to say that I hope you and your family have a truly special time.
    In Kentucky’s early history, Christmas was festive in more ways than one.  Since many received guns and ammunition as gifts, that day was often the busiest of the year for hunting.

  • The Birth of Jesus

    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Southern cuisine pie
    6. French lake
    9. H or O in H2O, e.g.
    13. *”Tell ____ I love her”
    14. *”A long, long time ____ I can still remember how that music...”
    15. Cast somebody there
    16. Misbehave
    17. St. Louis player
    18. First American-born saint, Elizabeth Ann ____
    19. *”Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for ____ ____”
    21. *”On a dark desert highway, cool wind in ____ ____”
    23. Draft pick
    24. $10,000, to a judge, e.g.

  • A prosecutor’s perspective

    It’s the time of year that we gather together with our friends and family and celebrate the holidays. It’s also the time of year when you are more likely to be the victim of theft, burglary and fraud.  
    Thefts from vehicles and home burglaries peak in November and December.  Here are some tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim this holiday season.  
    When shopping, lock your vehicle and don’t leave items like gifts, cell phones, tablets, laptops, purses, and shopping bags visible in your car.  

  • A Disservice to Children

    I’ve witnessed more than most in my 20-plus years as a student and 27 years as a teacher.
    Some of it good, some of it not-so-good.
    Virtually all, well-intentioned.
    As a student, I experienced the “open classroom concept” and  “modular” scheduling while growing up in Carrollton.