December 22, 2005
Dennis Johnson has never met Micah Johnson or seen him play football, but he soon hopes to have a chance to meet with the Fort Campbell star. "I would love to sit down and talk to him, maybe even mentor him a little, and do whatever I can to help him. He's kind of in the same position I was. I know what that is like," Dennis Johnson said. "I would love to get with him because obviously he's got a lot of talent and is the kind of player we need at Kentucky. If I can do anything to help him, I would love to do it. " Dennis Johnson certainly should have some words of wisdom that Micah Johnson can use because they come from similar backgrounds.
August 31, 2006
I love good football movies, especially Disney-produced ones, with "Remember The Titans" leading the pack. Cynics be darned - "Titans" is one of my personal favorite films. That film carries a load of great memories with me. Anytime we had a game far enough away, my high school football coaches always took the opportunity to screen the film before the game. There was a point when I could quote the entire movie, and sometime in the middle of my junior season, I lost count of how many times I'd seen it. And it never once felt old. Now we have the latest uplifting genre offering from the Mouse House called "Invincible," which, like "Titans," is based on true-life events.
August 1, 2006
Comment: Larry, This is Jeff Moss from Lancaster. My father, my boys and I are leaving this morning for a couple of days at Steelers training camp in Latrobe, PA (a trip only Charlie Perry could love). I'll try to keep an eye on Shane Boyd while we are there and give you some kind of an update when we get back. Jeff Moss Reply: That would be great if you could do that, especially if you have some good news on Shane Boyd. And you are right about Charlie Perry, our local radio personality.
May 13, 2013
Jordan Gay always envisioned himself kicking a ball for a long time. It's just that it was a soccer ball, not a football, that the Danville native liked to kick around until then Danville High School football coach Sam Harp helped persuade him to also try football. His senior year he put about two-thirds of his kickoffs into the end zone and averaged 33 yards per punt despite using a rugby-style kick that Harp wanted him to do to help with punt coverage. With an assist from then Centre College assistant coach Tom Brown, Gay got a chance to join Murray State's football team as a preferred walk-on kicker.
April 4, 2005
The 5th Regiment Colored Cavalry, organized more than 140 years ago at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County, was made up mostly of black men who agreed to join the Union Army rather than continue to be slaves for large landowners in Kentucky. More than 1,400 men left their homes, took their families with them, and joined the Union unit Oct. 30, 1864. They mustered out a year and half later in Arkansas. At least 200 black men from Danville joined Union forces at Camp Nelson, but James Hunn, a Danville Civil War buff and genealogist, said names of most of them are not known.
August 12, 2009
Asbury College Head Baseball Coach Bob Silvanik will be conducting a clinic for pitchers ages 12-17 beginning Aug. 22. The training camp style clinic will consist of four morning sessions and will be held at the baseball field and Luce Center on the Asbury campus. The sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. until noon Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5 and 7. The clinic will have a strong focus on proper mechanics and pitching strategies. Coach Silvanik excelled as a pitcher for the University of Kentucky under the tutelage of former UK head coach Keith Madison, and has specialized in developing young pitchers throughout his coaching career.
July 26, 2011
James T. Denton, son of Junie R. and Charlie B. Denton of Lancaster, and fellow Marines assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics, Military Police Company Alpha of Lexington, Kentucky recently completed pre-deployment training, Camp Lejeune, N.C. His unit is schedule to deploy in early August to various locations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Headquarters and Service Battalion provide Combat Logistics Support in the areas of Administration, Automated Data Processing, Communications, food Service, Personnel Retrieval and Processing, Military Police, and CBRN, to 4th Marine Logistics Group and Combat Logistics Elements in support of Marine Air Ground Task Forces and other missions as directed.
July 8, 2009
Members of Clark County FFA recently attended the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center camp in Hardinsburg, Ky. The week of June 22-26 was full of meeting new friends from all over Kentucky, building leadership qualities, and setting plans for the year ahead of the new excutive officer team. K.C Anderson participated in the talent competition, Nick Chism ran for camp counsel, Michael Dobbs assisted in interviewing for counsel, and Colbi Howard placed fourth in the FFA quiz contest, and recieved a leadership award.
October 20, 2007
The Scott County football team doesn't have to worry about playing in a typical high school stadium located in a pit or near a railroad track. The stadium is first-class of course. That's because the Cardinals play all their home games at Toyota Stadium, also home to the Georgetown College Tigers and training camp site for the Cincinnati Bengals. Can't ask for a better place to play a high school game for a stadium that's designated for a college and professional team. The lighting isn't bad and gave this writer some flexability with the lens.
July 22, 2011
July 22, 1986 Future Business Leaders of America officers from George Rogers Clark High School left Monday for a two-week officer leadership training camp at Hardinsburg. Officers and advisers attending were Sylvia Hays, Judy Hicks, Sherry Kertzer, Rose Mansfield, Lisa Spry, Kelly Roarx, Billy Meade, Jeff Childers and Marty Porter. When the agenda for the 1986 Clark County Agricultural Tour was announced some felt there weren't enough topics dealing with agriculture on the itinerary.