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The J. R. VanHoose Recruitment Delimma
By Larry Farmer · 2 months ago
The J. R. VanHoose Recruitment Dilemma During a three year period, Paintsville High School achieved an amazing feat in Kentucky basketball lore. They won the high school state tournament (1996), finished third (1997), and were ...
The Richard Boynton Story
By Larry Farmer · 2 months ago
The Richard Boynton Story Richard Boynton was born in 1941 to unwed parents; his mother was only 15. He was placed in an institution and put up for adoption. His parents, still unwed, visited him ...
Three Biggest Folds
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
Three Biggest Folds First, I would like to say the three biggest folds are about baseball and confined to my era. My era began when I first started following the sport in 1957. The Philadelphia ...
Thrilling
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
Thrilling One of the more thrilling basketball games I ever listened to on radio occurred on December 31, 1963. It featured Kentucky and Duke in the championship game of the Sugar Bowl. Yes, you heard ...
My Favorite Movie
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
My Favorite Movie After watching The Deer Hunter I walked to my car, got in, and immediately broke down in tears. I have never been so affected by a film. The emotion of the movie ...
An Exciting Year
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
An Exciting Year It started in late 1965. After being energized by the Goldwater campaign of 1964, I decided to find a way to make my voice heard. The vehicle I chose was the Western ...
The Windsors
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
The Windsors In the early 1700’s Queen Anne of the Stuart royal family died. Her nearest Protestant relative was chosen to succeed her. He was George I of Hanover (a German province). George I could ...
How Can We Tell The Difference
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
How Can We Tell The Difference In the book Animal Farm, the revolutionary animals conducted a successful uprising. Afterwards they begin to adopt the culture and lifestyle of their human opponents. At the end of ...
Heartbreaking
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
Heartbreaking Many times defeat and loss are much stronger and longer lasting than even glorious victory. Victory is often fleeting, exhilarating in the present but soon a faded memory. Looking back on my favorite sports ...
Pence Was In Charge
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
Pence Was In Charge I have a theory that Mike Pence was calling many of the shots when Donald Trump was President. To begin with, I don’t believe Trump or his inner circle expected to ...
Those Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
Those Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones Since the Syrian Civil War and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, I’ve noticed Americans of all political persuasions suddenly talking about war crimes, generally inhumane methods ...
Three Presidents
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
Three Presidents Sometimes things don’t work out as people expect. This statement is true across all walks of life and throughout human history. In politics we often hear of unintended consequences. Whenever a law is ...
Not What I Signed Up For
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
Not What I Signed Up For Conservatives have traditionally been isolationist or noninterventionist. Although there are many examples to buttress this point, two are worthy of mention. William Graham Sumner, a conservative philosopher in the ...
The Hustle
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
The Hustle Over my life I’ve met some interesting characters. I encountered several of them during my freshman year at Western Kentucky University. I was living in a boarding house, and two of the individuals ...
I Miss Tom Snyder
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
I Miss Tom Snyder I really miss Tom Snyder. During the 1970’s his “Tomorrow” show was a ‘must see’ for me. It came on late (midnight), but I didn’t mind; it was worth the loss ...
The Best Player Fordsville Never Had
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
The Best Player Fordsville Never Had Fordsville was never known as a basketball powerhouse. Every now and then it would have a decent team, but in the best of times it was rarely over .500. ...
The Legend of Carr Creek
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
The Legend of Carr Creek The Legend of Carr Creek does not refer, in my opinion, to the 1956 basketball team that won the Kentucky State Tournament; it refers to Morton Combs who was the ...
Signs of the 70's
By Larry Farmer · 1 year ago
Signs of the 70’s Ronald Reagan was elected President in 1980 and ushered in a conservative era which would last until the Obama presidency. I never saw it coming, but I should have. The signs ...
Fake News
By Larry Farmer · 2 years ago
Fake News We hear a great deal these days about misinformation, disinformation, and fake news. It is leading some people to question the first amendment guarantee on freedom of expression. This is understandable; after all, ...
Greatest Basketball Game I Ever Witnessed
By Larry Farmer · 2 years ago
GREATEST BASKETBALL GAME I EVER WITNESSED The most memorable and exciting basketball game I have ever witnessed took place at the Owensboro Sportscenter on Friday, December 14, 1962. The contestants were Rexi Mundi (Evansville) and ...