But he lifted himself and his teams above all that, earning the respect and praise of white coaches such as Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama along the way.
In the past few days, I've read a number of articles and columns about Robinson, but my favorite was one that caught my eye on nfl.com. "The real record I have set for over 50 years is the fact that I have had one job and one wife," he said.
The names of the great college coaches are many, "Bear" Bryant, Notre Dame's Knute Rockne, Florida State's Bobby Bowden, Nebraska's Tom Osborne, Penn State's Joe Paterno, and the list goes on and on. Robinson's name is among that group and rightfully so.
Our country is a better place because of people like Eddie Robinson.
Cartoonist Johnny Hart died April 7. Hart is better known for his comic strip "B.C." and "The Wizard of Id." Over the years, I've enjoyed Hart's comics and greatly respected his unwavering stance on his faith as many times he incorporated Christian themes into his work at the great risk of them being rejected by newspapers across the country. As a result, many newspapers choose not to print the comics with religions themes. But that didn't stop Hart.
I couldn't help but notice that the Jessamine Humane Society was back in the news seeking more money. It seems the city says it's the county's responsibility and the county says the city needs to chip in. Last year the humane society sought $25,000 in funds from the city of Nicholasville and $10,000 from the city of Wilmore. Nicholasville responded with $5,000 and it got zilch from Wilmore. I'll grant you, there are bigger fish to fry when it comes to funds, but if the shelter has to close down, the county will have gone to the dogs, literally.
For the past few weeks, The Jessamine Journal has been running Dave Ramsey's column. Thus far, I've received positive feedback from it. If you'd like to comment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was talking to a man the other day and he was a bit upset that the city was doing something he felt wasn't right. We spoke for about 15 or so minutes and finally toward the end of the conversation I invited him to attend the commission meetings and speak with the commission members directly. He balked at that idea. Maybe I'm a bit out of touch, but if you have a problem with somebody, shouldn't you go to the source directly instead of circumnavigating it? The city commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you.
Thursday is the fourth class meeting of the Nicholasville Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy. I'm a member of Class No. 15 and have enjoyed immensely. If you haven't gone through CPA, it is most interesting. For more information on future classes, call Officer Scott Harvey or Officer Larry Oliver at 885-9467.