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Today's Opinions

  • Sen. Steve West: Legislative Update in the General Assembly

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort.
    A flurry of bills were sent to Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.

  • Viewpoint

    I was out of town last week and missed the opportunity to commemorate one of the most important laws adopted by our forefathers.
    Last week was “Sunshine Week,” which celebrates the Sunshine Law. In Kentucky, that’s the Open Meetings, Open Records Law. Federally, it’s the Freedom of Information Act.
    The Sunshine Laws are to help everyone -- not just idealistic journalists -- ensure an accountable government.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Upright monument
    6. Likewise
    9. *Eagle’s talon
    13. *Entrances to groundhogs’ burrows
    14. Objective male pronoun
    15. CuraÁao neighbor
    16. Islam’s Supreme Being
    17. A in IPA
    18. More silent
    19. *Beaver-like rodent
    21. *a.k.a Brown bear
    23. Popular Thanksgiving tuber
    24. SWAT attack
    25. Between game and match
    28. O. Henry’s “The Gift of the ___”
    30. Make numb
    35. ____sack

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    We thought the Recreation Department was supposed to offer equal opportunity sports for kids. For the age group we paid $50 just like the others. Yes, we are aware the ‘coaches’ are volunteers, yet one team in particular knows nothing about equal opportunity.

  • Crape Myrtles and full disclosure about Toby

    It is time for some catch up and reminders etc. First off, we are all beginning to think spring and planting and flowering shrubs. So, it is a great time to make our plans to put out one or more Crape Myrtles. There are folks who took up that suggestion last fall and planted and during the winter have had occasion to let me know. I have heard from readers in such varied locations as our big box store, restaurants, grocery, church—lots of places.

  • Viewpoint

    It’s so refreshing that the fine arts are apparently making a resurgence at Harrison County High School.
    Next weekend students from HCHS, along with several students from the middle school and the four elementary schools in the district, will  put on four performances of The Wizard of Oz.

  • Spring Open House this weekend in Cynthiana

    This weekend marks the second annual Downtown Spring Open House.
    Participating merchants will be open late on Friday, until 7 p.m. offering specials, discounts, door prizes, samples and great deals.
    Can’t make it Friday evening? No worries. You can still get great deals, specials and have fun shopping on Saturday.
    Cynthiana Main Street will be hosting its bunny hop drawing, which is open to everyone. No purchase is necessary to participate.