It was good to see people who want to make the community better. Heck, I even saw Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Baker actually doing some work for once. (Full Disclosure: Baker does quite a bit for the fire department and community).
The school system could have bid out the project and had someone else remove it for a cost, but fortunately they were able to save what probably would have been a couple thousand dollars, if not more.
To my knowledge no one forced those guys to go out there Friday morning. There were no orders handed down, it was simply a case of seeing a wrong and doing something to make it a little bit better.
Nice job and kudos to the fire department and street department. I appreciate your efforts, and I'm sure the school does as well.
â?¢ In July, I wrote about the University of Kentucky's futile football history. Well, based on this year's results Coach Rich Brooks has the Cats headed in the right direction with UK's impressive 28-20 win over the Clemson Tigers in the Music City Bowl.
I went back and read over that July column and came across this excerpt from an online chat that proved to be somewhat prophetic.
"I feel we have a great opportunity to make a bowl game this year and will be even a better team the following year. Look at our roster and see how many seniors there are and you'll understand why."
Barring a severe case of Murphy's Law, the 2007 season looks pretty good for the football Wildcats.
â?¢ My Tennessee Volunteers lost to Penn State in the Outback Bowl. Any defeat is tough to swallow, but I've got much respect for the program Joe Pa has built.
â?¢ The General Assembly is gearing up for another session. Because we're in an odd number year, this year's session lasts 30 days. If you have comments or concerns let them know. Remember you're their boss.
â?¢ Don't get me wrong, I like the holidays, but I'm sure glad they're over. I've decided to fast the first three weeks of November just to prepare for the holidays. For nearly a five-week stretch I had one plate of food after another shoved in front of my face. I'm not saying how much weight I gained, but Monday afternoon I got on a digital scale and it said "Uncle." I hope everyone has a happy and prosperous New Year.