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Out and About Kentucky Style: Car Ferries Around the State

I’ve found myself trying to come up with something, anything, to get out of the house. Things are better than they were, but not much. “Let’s go for a ride,” my wife says. “Anywhere.” There has been times the ride meant downtown, around the square, thru the campus of Western...
Posted On 24 Nov 2020

Out & About KY Style: Randy Embry

Randy Embry has never really thought about being anyplace else but in Owensboro. It was at Owensboro High School where he gained a reputation as a player and coach that put him in legendary status in a town as rich in athletics as any in the state.
Posted On 29 Sep 2020
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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

How a long, lost camera finally found its home

Anyone who has ever lost anything in a big city airport knows it’s pretty much a lost cause. The chances of getting it back are slim and none, and you know which one left town. Heck, getting a suitcase back from “lost luggage” is difficult enough, but walking off and forgetting...