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Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Are politicians born with dual purpose mouths, or is this something that is acquired?
    I fantasize about any one running for office being required to wear a “truth belt.” It would be powered by a battery-run tasers that could automatically sense a lie or slanted truth, and fire immediately.
    What Lee Kendall pointed out in his column that old Mitch McConnell is doing is out of the playbook used by both sides. Can you imagine what the country would look like with the “truth belt?”  Probably pretty boring.

  • Viewpoint

    I got a new puppy right before Christmas. He was a gift from my children and granddaughter.
    To say that the pup isn’t real bright is probably unfair. It’s more a matter of his human trainer being lacking.
    For some reason, I thought I wanted this dog to be paper trained rather than go outside. What was I thinking? Why didn’t someone tell me that this situation would get old, real quick.
    Now I have to figure out how to retrain him to “go” outside.
    Did I already say that he isn’t real bright?

  • Viewpoint

    Kelly and I are proud to announce a new addition to the family.
    On Tuesday night, July 10, at about 7:30 p.m., Gregory Tate Ashbrook made his appearance into this world. He is just short of 20 inches long and weighed in at seven pounds and 11 ounces.
    His mother, my daughter Laura, is doing just fine, as is  the father, Josh Ashbrook.
    Nearly the entire family was on hand for the stork’s arrival and soon pictures were sent to the waiting room  of Tate.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Baseball player’s sole feature
    6. Bug repellant
    9. Surfer’s stop
    13. Wraparound house feature
    14. “Back To The Future” actress
    15. Hello in 50th state
    16. Join forces
    17. Banned insecticide
    18. Reduce
    19. *Mythological underground humanoids
    21. *Rapid transit
    23. King’s title, abbr.
    24. Top of the Capitol
    25. 1960s altered state inducer
    28. Bone-dry
    30. Lumberjack’s tool
    35. At the apex

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Baseball player’s sole feature
    6. Bug repellant
    9. Surfer’s stop
    13. Wraparound house feature
    14. “Back To The Future” actress
    15. Hello in 50th state
    16. Join forces
    17. Banned insecticide
    18. Reduce
    19. *Mythological underground humanoids
    21. *Rapid transit
    23. King’s title, abbr.
    24. Top of the Capitol
    25. 1960s altered state inducer
    28. Bone-dry
    30. Lumberjack’s tool
    35. At the apex

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I am writing this letter to the SILENT MAJORITY of people who live in Harrison County.  It is time for us to stand and reject the regressive behavior of the Harrison County Planning and Zoning Commission. Once again they are trying to keep our county from growing.
    They have vted “no” to a zone change request. This “no” vote is intended to prevent a Dollar General Store from being built here. This sends a loud and clear message they are satisfied with a stagnant population and economy in our county.

  • Viewpoint

    This is an appeal you have heard (or read) from me on multiple occasions.
    We need old photographs and more!
    Last week’s 150th Anniversary edition kicked off the rest of the celebration year. We still have so many stories to tell, but we need your help.
    We haven’t touched on industries that has kept this county going for many, many years, starting with over 40 distilleries in operation at one time.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital began in 1906 in a building on Penn Street.

  • Viewpoint pictures