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  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Swahili or Zulu
    6. French lake
    9. Marcel Marceau, e.g.
    13. Type of squash
    14. In the past
    15. Engaged for a fee
    16. Considered a representative of Allah
    17. Month of Pearl Harbor attack
    18. African antelope
    19. *Chelsea’s politically-minded mother
    21. Funeral rite
    23. Tell tall tale
    24. Can of worms
    25. Corn holder
    28. Ranee’s husband
    30. Popular pet rodent
    35. Acted like
    37. Leave behind
    39. Spacious

  • Check your self-interests at the door

    After a month of hearing updates on the progress of the courthouse renovation, curiosity finally got the best of me and I walked inside the building just to, you know, see what was going on.
    Of course,  I made sure to check with Trace Creek workers just to make sure my presence wasn’t going to cause them any major safety concerns.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Top of Lady Liberty
    6. *Scrappy-Doo, Scooby’s nephew
    9. Most vital part of idea or experience
    13. D-Day beach
    14. “Home of the brave”
    15. Wash oneself
    16. Committee or special group
    17. Big ___ Conference
    18. Gastric woe
    19. *Ma or Pa or Laura
    21. *Claire or Phil or Luke
    23. Chinese “way”
    24. O. Henry’s “The Gift of the ___”
    25. Madonna’s iconic stagewear
    28. Arizona Indian
    30. Rub elbows

  • Oh rats, I've been skunked again, part 2

    It was several years ago that I first wrote about a rodent that had invaded the peace and tranquility of the Barnes’ manor. Now there’s Rodent Part II.

  • Liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes is addictive and harmful

    Editor’s note: The following information is from the Bluegrass Prevention Center, which serves Harrison County.
    Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. The e-cigarettes turn chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user.
    Most e-cigarettes are manufactured to look like conventional cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Some resemble everyday items such as ballpoint pens, USB memory sticks or markers.

  • Of Steel Magnolias and coming home

    Before getting into the recurring theme that’s been prodding my brain this past week, I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the harriCYN Community Theater  for their outstanding production of “Steel Magnolias” last weekend.

  • Legislation passed in session includes juvenile justice reform

    In some ways, the end of a legislative session is not much different from the beginning, since the House and Senate take both opportunities to publicly highlight their priorities in the hopes of turning them into law.

     

  • Finding ways to improve Kentucky's roads

    If there is one issue that binds today’s legislators with our counterparts who served more than two centuries ago, it’s finding ways to improve Kentucky’s roads.

     

  • Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

    It may come as a surprise to some, although I don’t know who, that there is a local election coming up in May.
    Even if you don’t know that in Kentucky election years changed a few years back so that county races all fall at the same time, you surely have seen all the ‘VOTE FOR ME’ signs.
    The idea behind moving elections was to save counties money by not having to have some sort of local election and possibly a primary every year.
    What it has created is a muddle of election signs all at one time.