Resolve that your mark on history will be more than a coal smudge. Roll the dice a little this year.
Never miss a local story.
You can do it! You can be the lieutenant guv who actually creates a legacy! Jobs, maybe?
U.S. Senate minority leader
Power and money can't be everything. Get in touch with your inner softie. Represent the 99 percent.
Continue to question the Patriot Act. And forget about low-flow toilets and energy-saving light bulbs. Edit your dad's newsletters instead.
Go on a diet. Maybe lose about half of Jessamine County, rather than the rest of your principles.
Buckle down in your new career, (as a lobbyist?) and best of luck, boy.
Tea parties are for sissies. You're the Prince of Pork. Reclaim your crown and the honor of your subjects.RICHIE FARMER
Resolve to be a little less "unforgettable" in your next incarnation.
Relax, rejuvenate, but don't take too long figuring out your next political move.
State Senate president
Everyone knows you're smart. Resolve to learn from your loss. (And be extra-nice to your father-in-law in the coming year.)
SPEAKER of the Kentucky House
Everyone knows you're smart, too. Make '12 a great year for Kentuckians, not just your House mates.
Work hard to fill the pumps of your predecessor, by ferreting out some malfeasance.
ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES
SECRETARY OF STATE-ELECT
When the governor calls you in, resist the urge to measure the place for new drapes.
Keep cultivating bipartisan support and your image of competence. Government needs more competence and less bovine-derived fertilizer.
KATHY STEIN and ALICE FORGY KERR
Political strange bedfellows
Think about all Lexington taxpayers before doling out more pension goodies for some.
Take solace. You beat David Williams in Franklin County, and you're a beloved one-of-a-kind Kentuckian.
You don't have to worry about re-election for a couple of years. Keep working hard and dreaming big.
University of Kentucky President
You don't have to worry about your contract for a couple of years. Keep working hard and dreaming big.
DUDLEY WEBB, JOE ROSENBERG
Show us the money or take down the "coming soon" sign.
SOUTHLAND CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Bless you for the fishes and loaves to Haiti. (Now show the same kindness to Perkins?)
MASSEY COAL EX-CEO
Take all the European vacations you like, with or without Supreme Court justices. Just don't mine any more in Kentucky.
LEXINGTON vice MAYOR
Work on your image. Political conviction and civility just seem un-American.
UK basketball coach
You have the golden touch, but remember that Midas was the ultimate one-and-done.
UK football coach
Chill out. You've got months to figure this out. No pressure.
award-winning poet and teacher
Nice laurels, but don't rest on them. Keep writing and inspiring!
GEORGE CLOONEYand ASHLEY JUDD
actors and activists
Don't let the world break your larger-than-life hearts. Keep standing up for righteous causes. (And for the UK Wildcats.)
JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND JOSH HUTCHERSON
Take a cue from the two Kentuckians above as you're propelled to fame by star turns in the film version of The Hunger Games.
HERALD-LEADER EDIT BOARD
Catch more flies in 2012. With honey, not just vinegar.