Friday, October 21, 2016

Oh, Kentucky

Rest in peace, Dennis Fradin (1945-2012), who was not from Kentucky and “whose works were lauded for both their meticulous research and accessibility to young readers, and he delved into subjects ranging from natural disasters (Earthquakes: Witness to Disaster) to the American Revolution (Samuel Adams: The Father of American Independence, The Boston Tea Party and Let It Begin Here! Lexington & Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution),” per the Chicago Tribune

The 7-1 Belfry High School Pirates, the three-time defending Class 3A Kentucky High School Athletic Association football champs, host Pike County Central tonight, and it'll be Game 3,001 (or so) for the school's stats guy of 38 years, Bennett West.

Tom T. Hall could come out of retirement and do an album called, "The Eggner's Ferry Bridge." Each song could be about some real or imagined event involving the bridge, and certainly this one, from 1940, would be the subject of one of the tunes.

A study indicates about half of Kentucky's kids have tooth problems.

Hardin County apparently can't get enough of Beef O'Brady's, and the feeling's mutual.

More Kentuckians than ever are registered to vote. More than 100,000 new voters--including 46,328 registering Republican and 44,712 registering Democrat--are now on the rolls.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have been fasting and praying for peace Tuesdays through Election Day since the summer.

The state supreme court struck down Lexington's and Louisville's minimum-wage hikes.

Good jobs news from Louisville.

The state's first home for woman veterans is open, in Lexington.

Kentucky State University, Frankfort Independent Schools and a North Carolina foundation are working together to boost STEM participation among African-American boys.

Survey says ..., in Cadiz.

Debt-free, since 2014 in Lyon County.

1 comment:

  1. “My dad was a deacon for 40 years and a very devout, religious man, but he always told me, he said, ‘If nobody saw you do anything, and you don’t tell it, they got nothing'."

    That's from the Eggner's Ferry story, and it may be the most Western Kentucky sentence ever written.