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Today's Opinions

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Theme: FINISH THE LYRICS

    ACROSS
    1. Indian instrument in “Norwegian Wood”
    6. Lab eggs
    9. *”I want my baby ____”
    13. *Mack the _____
    14. Type of test for women
    15. Bridal veil fabric
    16. Of sour taste
    17. Pitcher’s stat
    18. Bone-chilling
    19. *”I’m the wonderer, yeah, the wonderer, I roam ______”
    21. *”Lean on me... I’ll help you  _____ __”
    23. Hit the slopes
    24. *”I read the ____ today oh boy”

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  • Theme: THE TWENTIES

    ACROSS
    1. Property held by one party for the benefit of another
    6. Band booking
    9. Mary’s pet
    13. Blood circulation organ
    14. Under the weather
    15. Last test
    16. Beech tree fiber textile
    17. Jersey call
    18. 2:3, e.g.
    19. Conceited
    21. *Common Twenties description
    23. Relations
    24. Update, as in iPod
    25. Read-Only Memory
    28. Light beige
    30. Mother?
    34. “____ to it!”
    36. Space above
    38. Respected Hindu

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  • High School dropout age receives major bipartisan support

    With time running out in the 2013 Regular Session, we turned our attention this week to reaching agreements on some of the General Assembly’s top priorities.

  • Signing bills into laws

    With only two days remaining to consider possible vetoes and some unresolved issues, the General Assembly completed much of its work this legislative session early last week.
    Since the House and Senate only meet for 30 instead of 60 working days in odd-numbered years – and four of those are set aside to elect leaders and appoint committees – we spent the relatively short amount of time we had tackling a fairly long agenda.

  • The public value of public defense

    Submitted by Eric Van Santen, Assistant Public Advocate, Cynthiana Trial Office
    This is a special time to honor the foundational right to counsel.
    In a criminal case, counsel protects “the fundamental human rights of life and liberty.” Our Sixth Amendment right to counsel “stands as a constant admonition that if the constitutional safeguards it provides be lost, justice will not ‘still be done.’”