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Columns

  • It’s just a game, man

     “This will not stand, you know, this aggression will not stand, man.”

    That’s a quote from one of my favorite movies, “The Big Lebowski.” 

    In it, he was quoting a speech given by former president George H.W. Bush.

    I bring up the quote because last week, Stephen Lega brought to my attention a story run on Whitley County’s The News Journal website. 

  • Paying dues

     It has been a busy week in the sports world, not only here in Marion County, or in Kentucky, but also abroad. 

    Here at home, the Lady Knights have been kicking butt and taking names, while the Knights have had a rough week and took only one win.

    Of course, on May 3 the Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs, as it has for 140 years. In case you don’t know which horse won, it was California Chrome. 

  • Think pink

     Pink, what a controversial color. I remember that as a boy, pink was considered unmanly. In fact, by some’s standards, it was downright girly. If you were a boy and wore pink, you were subject to some serious ridicule and possibly physical assault by your male counterparts. 

    Yeah, back then wearing pink was just not allowed if you were a boy.

    Times have changed a bit though. Many men wear pink, and that’s OK!

  • Not so lucky

     Superstition. 

    It’s a word that with a definition that some might call degrading.

    Merriam-Webster.com defines superstition as: “a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation.”

    Wow. 

  • What a riot!

     I could take this time to complain about a lot of things. I have not had the best few weeks of my life, and it seems like nothing has gone right. My car broke down, for good, I made a few errors last week, I have been broke and just plain crabby. 

    But, my problems are miniscule compared to the real problems going on in the world right now. 

  • Only human

     Last week, I made a huge mistake. 

    And by huge, I am not exaggerating. 

    I misread an email sent to me by Marion County High School Track Coach Daniel Johnson.

    His email was a response to some questions I was asking about their last track meet. 

  • Please, don’t smoke

     I used to be a smoker – a big time one.

    On average, I was a pack and a half a day chimney (though I had on more than several occasions, surpassed the two pack a day mark).

    I did this for 11 years. 

  • Are more helmets needed?

     I usually start these things off with “What a week!” or some corny thing like that, but I won’t this time. Nope, things this week are a bit serious, in fact.

    The Knights baseball opened its season March 19 by defeating the Washington County Commanders, 4-3, at Idle Park in Springfield. 

  • Seasons change

     For some reason, I always end up writing these columns on Sunday morning and this one is no exception. It’s actually a good day to be writing — cold, cloudy and dreary. With that said, all I can say is, it’s been a week of transitions in the sports world. 

    With high school basketball season at an end, I am at a loss for words. For the last four months, I have followed the Lady Knights through many games. Some good, some bad, some outrageous. 

  • These are your stories, photos

     The other evening I was at Roby Dome, no surprise, right? Well, it was Will Phillips’ last night on the job for The Enterprise, so I had the night off for the most part. 

    After doing some light reporting, I took on my role as a civilian to watch the game. 

    During the time between quarters, I went to use the restroom, and you’ll never guess what I found!