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Today's Opinions

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. What a bridge does
    6. Indian restaurant staple
    9. Done to some pets
    13. Gold unit
    14. *Aladdin, for short
    15. Biotic community
    16. Bring upon oneself
    17. Pine juice
    18. Scandinavian fjord, e.g.
    19. To beat seeds from grain
    21. *Don’t let it drive the bus!
    23. Exclamation of disgust
    24. Update an iPod
    25. Eastern title
    28. Adjutant
    30. Often found on the lap
    35. Sea eagles
    37. As opposed to an opinion

  • For veterans who returned with no parades or fanfare: A Hero's Welcome

    A few weeks ago I was approached by George Campbell, an ambassador for the  Honor Flight of the Bluegrass.
    We talked about getting the word out about a free offer to area veterans.

  • Equal pay day is a national day of action

    To the editor:
    On Tuesday, April 14, thousands of women from across the United States will join in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day.
    April is symbolic of the point into the Next Year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. On a national level, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Consus Bureau. So, because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay.

  • Heroin laws expand treatment, sentences

     This year’s legislative session may have lasted only half as long as those in even-numbered years, but that did not seem to diminish the amount of work the General Assembly was able to do.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Penniless
    6. Hermey the dentist, e.g.
    9. “____ in the face”
    13. *Experts say sea level does it as planet warms
    14. “New” prefix
    15. *Geography class prop
    16. Tiny island
    17. Contend
    18. Kind of space
    19. *Environmental science
    21. *Green car
    23. R&R spot
    24. Give the cold shoulder
    25. College entrance exam
    28. Of a particular kind
    30. Long John Silver had this
    35. *Deforestation is big issue in this country

  • Nothing causes more fuss than progress

    So, I was seeking out ideas for stories to write in this week’s paper last Friday evening when I turned up Pleasant Street, which, ironically, has not been at all pleasant this week to downtown drivers.
    Not only do we have the intersection of Church and Pleasant Street shut down for some big project, but another sidewalk improvement project has shut off yet another section of this heavily used roadway.