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Today's Opinions

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. ____ of cookies
    6. Accident
    9. Art ____
    13. Greeting from Don Ho
    14. Gone by
    15. One who needs a muzzle
    16. Sign of bad news
    17. Hula dancer’s ornament
    18. Chopin’s composition
    19. *Little Women’s mother
    21. *Mrs. Borden’s stepdaughter
    23. R in rpm
    24. Sign of a saint
    25. 1960s British subculture
    28. Sub station
    30. Lay to rest
    35. War god in Norse mythology
    37. Standard
    39. Shinbone

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Gov. Bevin’s appointment of an “Adoption Czar” is a serious mistake. Daniel S. Dumas has no legal background, has never worked for the Cabinet, and has never had an adoption case on his desk.
    Such a position is not needed, as the Kentucky statutes and the Cabinet make adoptions work already.
    Everyone should understand that adoption is a painful, slow process which finally ends in security, legal founding, and especially warmth.

  • Tourism growing in Harrison County

    Recently the annual economic impact study was released on tourism last year in Harrison County.
    Harrison County generated $10,794,051 in direct tourism spending last year alone. This is an increase from 2015, which was $10,306,486. With our new Walking Dead Mural, Walking Dead Day, Cynthiana Rod Run and other attractions last year, Harrison County is slowly becoming a tourist’s small town destination.

  • Lazy Day Garden: fun to watch grow

    Several years back now, I had Danny Gasser put in two five-foot-by-five-foot raised beds in our back yard.
    The idea was that with the raised beds my wheelchair-bound husband could continue raising his premium tomatoes. And he did the first year, but the ride in the chair over a bumpy yard proved to be more painful than we had first estimated.
    So the next year, I raised some lettuce, onions and broccoli and two tomato plants in the beds. But the third year came and went and there was no planting only lots of weeds and fallow ground wrapped up in the cross-tie beds.

  • Viewpoint

    Little things intrigue me, always have.
    I’m interested in the little known facts that may seem inconsequential to others. I, however, find them immensely entertaining.
    My friends often make fun of me for being a purveyor of useless information.
    I guess, useless information to some is brain food for others.
    In that vein,there are certain movies that are on TV that I will automatically watch, if I come across them.

  • Viewpoint

    I’m going to have to give kudos to the city officials for their recent decision to use Bourbon County Jail inmates for work needed around town.
    The prisoners have to be supervised by a police officer or someone who has gone through a 3-hour training session at the jail.
    Obviously, these prisoners are going to be those in jail for non-violent offenses.
    The county has frequently used prisoners for trash pickup along the highways. But as far as I know, this is the first time prisoners’ talents have been tapped to help out with other projects.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Request to Geico, e.g.
    6. Short for oftentimes
    9. Plague carrier
    13. *Like a plant in Zone 2
    14. Column’s counterpart
    15. Exclude
    16. *More bitterly cold
    17. Computer-generated imagery
    18. One of Florida Keys
    19. *Fahrenheit alternative
    21. Nanking cotton
    23. Make weblike fabric
    24. Giant Himalayan
    25. Geological time period
    28. Russian parliament
    30. Join the military
    35. 100-meter ____
    37. One in a million