Saturday, February 19, 2011

Oh, Kentucky

I do hope Byron Crawford's homecoming to Stanford moved bars for Kentucky Soaps and Suds, as we visited there last spring and enjoyed meeting the owner a good bit.

Tenure is so strange.

I join Sen. McConnell in his Paducah shout-out. It's amazing what that town has done to its downtown.

The Elks are rocking the River City this weekend, by the way.

"Vivian was a tough-minded businesswoman who dealt with Japanese steel businessmen back in the early 1970s, something unheard of in those days. Over the years she dealt with salesmen, gate haulers, and politicians with equal aplomb."

Good jobs news from Shelbyville ("Martinrea Heavy Stampings, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, ... expansion will result in 150 new jobs ...") and a lot of central Kentucky ("project will result in improvements to 246 miles of aging short line track along the Memphis, Central Kentucky and Bardstown lines in 12 Kentucky counties – Bullitt, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Logan, Nelson, Shelby, Scott, Todd, Warren and Woodford").

I wonder if he already knows who he's going to hire as football coach.

Al Baker looks fantastic.

Ooh-la-la, Kentucky!

Her oldest child is 91.


  1. Yes, he was. I really encourage you to listen to the clip for his speech. His state 100-meter dash record still stands. He was a second-team All-SEC runner in his senior year at UK. And he is one of 11 siblings who all went to college. I didn't know those things. Also, there's a good story about Howard Schnellenberger flying to Cadiz to recruit him.