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Out & About KY Style… Drive-In Theaters

Back in 2004 I wrote an article for a statewide publication about drive-in theaters in Kentucky and how they had pretty much become a thing of the past. Twelve years later I wrote another one. In the late 50s and into the 60s there were 117, almost one per county, from one end of...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020

Out & About Kentucky Style: Postcard Collections

Coins and stamps are the two most collectible hobbies in the world. But do you know what is third? Postcards. “It usually starts with seeing one at a yard sale, or flea market that shows a hometown or place of interest, says Ray Buckberry, a Bowling Green collector. Buckberry,...
Posted On 14 Aug 2020

Out & About Kentucky Style… Steve Nally

I’ve been writing this column since 2002, and because of it I have been able to meet and even become personal friends with quite a few interesting people. One of those is Steve Nally. Bourbon master distiller Steve Nally is a big believer in the bottom to the top business...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

‘I was lucky to have known him,’ Remembering the great Rodger Bird

Rodger Bird stood in his own end zone waiting for the Virginia Tech kicker to get the 1963 University of Kentucky football season underway. He was a sophomore playing his first varsity game (freshman were ineligible back then) and a sold out Stoll Field in Lexington was waiting...
Posted On 08 Jun 2020

Out and About Kentucky Style: Joel Ray Sprowls

Joel Ray Sprowls Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville is about as old school as it gets. It’s a throwback to days gone by in the entertainment world even in Kentucky. Although it has never attained the global status of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, it has left a deep footprint in the...
Posted On 31 May 2020

Out & About Kentucky Style: The Good Ole Days

Do you ever go back to the old neighborhood where you grew up?  Is it recognizable?  Is the house you lived in still standing?  Have all of the neighborhood families moved away? Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020

History museum makes road trip to Meade County a treat

It was April 3,1974, and the morning had begun as expected with an April shower that soon turned to sunshine. It was nice enough for some of those in Brandenburg, Kentucky, to crank up lawnmowers for their first seasonal mow. A couple of hours later, shortly after 4 p.m. the...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Letter: ‘Boys from Corbin’ author sad to hear of passing of Bob Terrell

To the Editor: I am very sorry to hear of the passing of my friend Bob Terrell. While writing the book “Boys From Corbin,” Bob was a source of information, not only of Corbin’s history, but insight into his teammates athletic abilities. Maybe I could have written the book without...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019

Jay Atkerson: Memories of a UK championship

No matter where you live in Kentucky or what month it is, Kentuckians are ready to talk a little basketball. With summer all-star games, college recruitment and NBA playoffs in the news, it seems fitting to tell a basketball story that has been lost to the ages. If you will step...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Note to readers: ‘Little League’ can only be used for baseball

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. I have been writing this column for well over a decade in multiple newspapers from Paducah to Corbin and towns in between, publishing it on a monthly basis. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018
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