Friday, April 5, 2019

Oh, Kentucky

"We understand the violence, we understand the drugs. But one fact remains, many of our children are innocent. Police need to find a better way." Prayers for real peace in Louisville (and great reporting and writing by Andrew Wolfson in The Courier-Journal).

Turning to sports, a former Murray State University history professor has a new book out on a certain old University of Kentucky basketball coach.

Groundbreaking is afoot for (horse) racing in Oak Grove.

Preparations are underway for (motocross and car) racing in Nebo.

Madisonville has expanded its annual women's conference (coming up next week), and the keynoters are from Turkey (via Lexington and NKU) and Marshall County.

Henderson's first Tech on Tap is.

Good jobs news from Louisville.

Hiring in Berea (for positions in central Kentucky)Morehead (for a local police dispatcher) and south of Dawson Springs (for Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park housekeepers).

Remember the Holy Cross High valedictorian whom the Diocese of Covington wouldn't let speak at commencement? He's now a University of Louisville freshman and Hugh Hefner Foundation First Amendment Award winner.

Rest in peace, Michael Hardin, a U.S. Army dental-lab specialist who served in Vietnam and will be buried at the veterans cemetery in Hopkinsville. "He had no known surviving family members and VFW Post 4730 in Dover, Tennessee put out a call this week asking for anyone who can to attend and honor the fallen veteran," reports WHOP.