Today's Opinions

  • Is the government trying to disarm us?

     The United States Constitution is an amazing document. It is the oldest single-document constitution in the world today...pretty amazing for a country as young as ours.
    It was penned by the Framers in 1787 and created a national government that was supreme to any and all state governments.
    This national strength created a fear by citizens that an unchecked central government could, and probably would, trample on individual rights.
    To assuage those fears and assure ratification, the Bill of Rights was added to the constitution in 1791.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Raise a barn, e.g.
    6. Cribbage piece
    9. Tear violently
    13. Specialty
    14. Luau welcome
    15. Japanese-American
    16. Junk yard stuff
    17. Make mistakes
    18. *Gothic novel “The Asylum” by ____ Mitchell
    19. Archimedes’ exclamation
    21. *”Just Like Heaven” creator
    23. Bathroom label
    24. Swank
    25. Sis’ sibling
    28. Cap and gown accessory
    30. Put down
    35. Plural of lira


      As we wind our work week down early because of the Christmas holiday, I wanted to take this opportunity to say that I hope you and your family have a truly special time.
    In Kentucky’s early history, Christmas was festive in more ways than one.  Since many received guns and ammunition as gifts, that day was often the busiest of the year for hunting.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    We are preparing for a rare event in Harrison County. On March 5, 2016, we will be holding a Republican caucus. The caucus will provide a different approach to the presidential nominating process. Not only is the caucus a special event, but the fact that the Caucus will take place in March will allow the voters of Kentucky to send a message and have a say in the presidential race.    

  • The Birth of Jesus

    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Southern cuisine pie
    6. French lake
    9. H or O in H2O, e.g.
    13. *”Tell ____ I love her”
    14. *”A long, long time ____ I can still remember how that music...”
    15. Cast somebody there
    16. Misbehave
    17. St. Louis player
    18. First American-born saint, Elizabeth Ann ____
    19. *”Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for ____ ____”
    21. *”On a dark desert highway, cool wind in ____ ____”
    23. Draft pick
    24. $10,000, to a judge, e.g.