Friday, September 3, 2010

Oh, Kentucky

I don't know if Micah Johnson is nervous about his chances of making the 53-player Miami Dolphins roster, but I certainly am. Recording only a single tackle assist in the Dolphins' preseason-closing loss at Dallas on Thursday, the former Fort Campbell HS Falcon and UK Wildcat "didn't have a great night by any means," opined Matty I at "But it's telling that Johnson worked as the starter in place of the injured Channing Crowder." We'll see. In my exclusive-for-The-Heath-Post! interview with him (in a live, in-game blog last night, during which I mistakenly logged in as Rachel instead of me), South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Ethan J. Skolnick indicated confidence that Johnson would make Miami's roster cutdown to 53 players on Saturday.

Greg Arvin of Estill County appears primed for defense of his 2009 state backhoe title.

A story by Nathan J. Mick, the economic-development director for Garrard County, and Alexander Clark in Business Lexington explores the economic risks and potential of the World Equestrian Games. The story says that about $77 million in Kentucky state funds have been invested in the event, which is expected to draw 300,000 people to the Lexington area.

Lightning kicked back EKU's football-season kickoff to noon Central today.

The Courier-Journal's C. Ray Hall has an interesting obituary on S.T. Roach, who coached Lexington's Paul Laurance Dunbar High School to two state championships before integration and to two state finals after.

A Jackson County group appears to have won its five-year fight against a Uniontown sex shop, writes Grace Schneider in The Courier-Journal.

"Monkey's Eyebrow was voted the Commonwealth's favorite uniquely named Kentucky town at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair," emailed this week Trey Grayson, Kentucky's secretary of state. "Congrats to our friends from Ballard County!"

A new Ledbetter bridge is in the works.

It has been a hard year for Kentucky's farmers--but perhaps not exactly eye-poppingly rough, says

Good jobs news from Russell Springs and Lexington, bad from Louisville and the Internet.

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