Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    Praises to BGE

    To the editor:
    I would like to express my appreciation for all workers with Bluegrass Energy who worked around the clock to restore electricity to Harrison County.  I especially would like to commend the dispatchers who took calls from customers, they were very nice and explained the situation as they knew it.  I know it was difficult for them, and that customers can be very demanding and rude, (not that I would ever be, LOL). Again, thanks.

    Lou Burton

  • Strange items are clogging the sewers

    I remember thinking “Eweh” several years ago when I heard about the man who inadvertently dropped his dentures in the toilet but was able to retrieve them a few days later at Cynthiana’s Waste Water Treatment Plant.
    Why would you want those suckers back?
    Oh the places they’ve traveled! The last place they would travel would be the waste water treatment plant as far as I would have been concerned.
    No. He popped those babies into some Polident and right back onto his gums they nestled.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Alfred Hitchcock in his movie, e.g
    6. *Banned insecticide
    9. *Infamous weapon in Persian Gulf War
    13. *”The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” author
    14. Two halves
    15. Chummy
    16. Site of witchcraft trials
    17. Fred Flintstone to Barney Rubble, e.g.
    18. Stupid or silly
    19. *Code name for detonation of first nuclear device
    21. *1945-1990 antagonism
    23. Batman and Robin, e.g.
    24. *Rock and ____
    25. Unit of absorbed radiation

  • ‘An imperfect solution’ to prevent very real financial pain

    Editor’s note: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations:

    “It’s late, so I’ll be very brief. I want to thank everyone for their patience and their counsel throughout this process.

  • Remember, when the lights go out, it could be worse

    Imagine a world where when the sun went down, the houses got dark.

    Well, most of Harrison County knows how that feels after a weekend with no electric.

    Last weekend, many Harrison Countians spent their time in the dark... and cold.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Mt. Everest, McKinley and such
    6. Cleopatra’s cause of death
    9. Crack in a lip
    13. *Hot toddy, e.g.
    14. Former Chinese communist leader
    15. Glowed or beamed
    16. Pronouncements
    17. “___ to Joy”
    18. Bird of prey weapon
    19. Hungarian composer Bela ______
    21. *Popular winter sculpture
    23. Thus far
    24. Greenish blue
    25. Former refrigerant
    28. *A snow____ is one for trekking on snow
    30. Astronomer’s sighting

  • Kentucky shows positive times ahead

    As we celebrate the holidays and ready for the new year, many of us may find ourselves taking a moment to recall the positive things in our lives.
    Statewide, there has been some good news in recent months worth noting.  The job market overall is looking somewhat better, with the state’s unemployment rate down, and we’re working on improving the economy here in our legislative district.

  • Is there snow in our future? Be prepared

    We didn’t get that white Christmas I was pulling for this year, but weather forecasters are promising some snow for our future.
    I’m not nearly the fan I once was, but certainly I get excited about a forecast that could bring some snow our way.
    I like it best if it’s a day (or two) that I’m going to be home and not out on the roads. It’s great to cozy up in the house and watch it snow.
    Unfortunately, the biggest snowfalls generally happen during the week when most of us have some place we have to be.