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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...

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

Walter Tevis: From pool rooms to literary prominence

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. Walter Tevis, in spite of an Ichabod Crane look and often wearing ill-fitting clothes, was popular in the Carlisle community. Shortly after coming to the school he met another new teacher, Jamie Griggs, a Home Economic...

Wes Strader was an enormous radio talent … and my friend

Wes Strader doing what he loved best; broadcasting for Western Kentucky University. Wes Strader may not have been a household name throughout Kentucky, but for any fan of Western Kentucky University basketball, or anyone who has listened to or attended the Boys High School...
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