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On the Bourbon Trail: Jeep trip takes couple to back roads of Kentucky

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Legend has it that Paul Jones Jr., a Kentucky bourbon maker, was head over heels for a beautiful Southern belle. She turned down his romantic advances several times until he finally issued an ultimatum: He would ask for her hand one last time and the…continue reading on

No apologies: Massage therapist finds Oil Patch rewarding

August 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Former Kentucky man Kaz Matsubara followed up a complete career change with a move to North Dakota. Continue Reading

Oil men have derby long-shot with Frac Daddy

May 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON When it came time for two Montana oilmen to name their horse, Frac Daddy was a natural choice. Continue Reading

Ashley Judd doesn’t rule out run for US Senate

November 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Actress Ashley Judd isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. She said in a statement Friday that she’s honored to be mentioned as a potential candidate, but she sidestepped the question of whether she would get into the race. Continue Reading

Modern-day Gypsies: Kentucky couple spends summer as workampers at the Medora campground

June 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Chris and Jennifer Gardner have caught catfish in the Little Missouri River, hiked to the Petrified Forest and gone horseback riding in the Badlands since they’ve arrived in Medora as “workampers.” Continue Reading

FACES OF THE BOOM: Kentucky man, son seek fresh start in N.D.

April 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

David Knuckles is proud of the time he spent training Iraqi police officers and helping that country rebuild, but it meant spending a lot of time away from his son. Now, the Oil Patch is offering a chance for them to rebuild their relationship and have steady employment. Continue Reading

A Wild(cat) finish

April 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol’ Kentucky home will long remember this championship season.
The Wildcats hit the jackpot with their lottery picks Monday night, ignoring Davis’ bad shooting night and parlaying a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory over Kansas for the team’s eighth national title and its first since 1998. Continue Reading

Calipari finds success with ‘one-and-dones’

April 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Blue-chip players flock to John Calipari, eager to sharpen their skills to say nothing of their resumes in what’s become a de facto NBA apprenticeship. These “one-and-dones” won’t have diplomas when their blink-and-you’ll-miss-it time at the beloved alma mater is done.
But they’ll have jobs in the “association” and the fat contracts that go with them, which is what they were after in the first place. Continue Reading

Men’s basketball: Kentucky reaches Final Four

March 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Kentucky could’ve cut the nets down at halftime.
Actually, the Wildcats probably would’ve been good skipping the ceremony altogether.
A South Regional title is fine, but what matters to this bunch of future NBA stars is breaking out the scissors in the Big Easy. Continue Reading

Storm death toll in South, Midwest at 39 after death of baby dropped in field by tornado

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fifteen-month-old Angel Babcock seemed to be the miracle survivor of a deadly tornado that killed her parents and two siblings when she arrived Friday night at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Angel’s death Sunday ended a hopeful tale for survivors of storms that devastated five states. Continue Reading

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