March 7, 2012
As we near the fall election, I see the Republican Party is running true to form, always taking care of the rich. There is no doubt that the many-times-a-millionaire Mitt Romney will be their candidate. Isn't that who the party always has been for? In the meantime, if all the bad things they have said about each other are true, then none of them is fit to be president. So, rest assured, no matter which one of them is their choice, and no matter how bad the others say he is now, they will clean him up by November in order to fool the American people.
May 6, 2011
In the words of President Obama, justice is done. Bin Laden is dead. A team of United States Navy Seals took out the terrorist mastermind in Pakistan. The United States military works tirelessly, and often without recognition, around the clock to keep us and our interests safe. So, two big thumbs up for the United States military. Thank you for a job well done. Congratulations are in order for President Obama, the Navy Seals and the CIA. The president has said that the world is now safer.
July 22, 2011
It was the first Sunday in August 1846 when First Baptist Church of Danville, (then called Green Street Baptist), held its first organized and independent service. “And that was no easy feat,” said Bobby Trumbo, former Danville school teacher of 35 years and unofficial historian of First Baptist. “As a 'colored' church, as they said back then, there were some folks that were apprehensive about a large group of free black people gathering on our own. " Kentucky, after all, was a slave state until the end of the Civil War, with more than 10,000 free blacks walking amongst a population of more than 200,000 enslaved persons.
September 10, 2008
The community of Keene may not be very large, but there is a lot of history packed into the small town, and that history is continuing to grow. History is part of what attracted John O'Dwyer, an Ireland native who moved to the area three years ago. "I come from Ireland, and our history goes back thousands of years, but at the same time that sense of history is very important here," he said. "If you talk to some of the people that have lived around here for years and years, you can get connected to that history very easily.
August 5, 2007
Barry Bonds is one home run away from becoming baseball's all-time home run leader. Who would have thought Bonds would have tied the mark nearly a decade ago when Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa chased the single-season home run record. Records are made to be broken, but aren't supposed to be tied to controversy. It's no secret that Bonds and steroids are possibility linked. What makes the story interesting is that baseball commissioner Bud Selig hasn't been overly excited about Bonds tying Hank Aaron.
June 26, 2012
Thursday at 7 p.m., local author and historian Harry Enoch will present a program about the history and culture of Clark County's stretch of the Kentucky River. Harry is one of our most popular speakers. Harry walks his talk, literally. He is a painstaking researcher who not only spends untold hours scouring pertinent physical and digital documents, but also usually walks the territory related to his studies. Reference librarian Andy Gary says he's been on the river with Harry and a group of intrepid revelers, so I'm sure his information wasn't merely gleaned from Google Earth satellite photos.
January 30, 2008
(Sun photo by James Mann) Clay Glover dresses as one of Kentucky's most well-known icons, Col. Harland Sanders, during the "Walk Through Kentucky History Day" at Strode Station Elementary School. The students dressed as a famous Kentuckian, visited the educational hallways throughout the school and gave speeches describing their character. This activity was a prelude to introduce Kentucky history. Strode Station also honored Palmer Engineering and Traditional Bank for purchasing the 2006 edition of the Clark Group Kentucky Almanacs for the fourth grade.
February 10, 2005
Dear Editor: When I was a child, my favorite teacher quietly entered the class room, walked up to the blackboard, and began to write: "History ... We can't know where we're going if we don't know where we've been!" I was reminded of that Tuesday at a Boyle Fiscal Court meeting as I listened to a young woman stand and tell us, "It doesn't matter what's happened in the past, etc.,etc. " In short, she seemed to be saying to the court, "Fagetaboutit and vote for the payroll tax!"
June 16, 2008
The FC of Kentucky U11 Chaos girls won their pool in the Eurosport Challenge Cup and competed in the State Cup finals in Bowling Green on May 31. The team was the first FC team to reach the milestone. Team members were: front row from left: Skylar Porter, Haley Neal, Brooke Cantrel, Leah Kovalic, Brooke Abner and Hannah Becraft. Back row from left: Zoe Wafford, Bray Barnett, Brittany McClure, Kyra Parido, Kayela Caton and Karli Parker. Standing are coaches Michael VanHooser and assistant Michael Blair.