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Columns

  • A job well done by city, county and state road workers

    I’m over winter. I’m ready for robins to sing and flowers to bloom.
    I’m even ready for hay fever.
    I’m not ready for another “snow event.”
    However, if it happens, I know that the road crews who cover Harrison County will have my back.
    They always do.
    From the time I got my drivers license to last week, they made sure the roads were clear.
    The most recent snow event was more scare than there. However, it did bring out the unsung heroes of Harrison County.
    I’m so proud of our road crews.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Often follows “taken”
    6. Common inquiries
    9. Tibetan monk
    13. Shakira’s soccer-playing partner Gerard
    14. Down Under bird
    15. Female fox
    16. Greyish brown
    17. *Romantic destination
    18. Unable to move
    19. *Valentine and the like
    21. *a.k.a ____ Awareness Day to some
    23. Found on grass some mornings
    24. *Lover of Aeneas
    25. *Special celebratory drink
    28. Preakness, e.g.
    30. Release of gas
    35. Baker’s baker

  • Chamber of Commerce news

    When I got word that I could have a guest column to talk about all things Chamber, I was elated. There are so many new things that are happening. I feel like I should probably start off with the basics for the first column.
    I have had many questions since accepting this position in September about the Chamber. A popular one is “What exactly is the Chamber of Commerce? What does it actually do?”

  • A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    The start of a legislative session is not much different than a train leaving a station; in other words, it takes a little time for it to pick up steam.
    With that metaphor in mind, the House’s priorities began moving down the track last week as the chamber voted overwhelmingly for two important measures, sending them on to the Senate for review.

  • State Senate Report

    Floor votes, committee hearings, and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.
    The Senate began passing bills on Thursday, headlined by Senate Bill (SB) 9, a measure to repeal the prevailing wage requirement on public school projects with a cost of over $250,000. Passage of this priority legislation will reduce construction costs on large-scale school projects, thus providing additional funding for education.

  • MLK...a hero in my book

    The dictionary defines a “hero” as (1) a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities, or (2) a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.
    I’ve thought about those definitions and tried to apply them to people in my lifetime who might have been heroes.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. October stones
    6. “The ____ bone’s connected to the back bone”
    9. Show appreciation
    13. Set to zero
    14. Down Under bird
    15. James Blunt’s “____ Beautiful”
    16. Actor Owen
    17. Credit card rate
    18. Bone-chilling
    19. To begin with
    21. *NFL Comissioner
    23. Doh, re, mi, fa, ____, la, ti, doh
    24. Beacon light
    25. Actors’ group
    28. First name in jeans
    30. Russian grandmaster
    35. Heidi’s shoe

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    As it does every year during the first full week of January, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol at noon last Tuesday, kicking off what will ultimately be 60 working days that will end in mid-April.
    In even-numbered years, the biggest priority is passing a two-year budget that will run state government.