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He celebrated throughout the day, made a few bets. When the race ended, he put on the coat and tie he'd been carrying around all day and schemed his way onto the track. "I would tell people, for anybody who asked, although it rarely came up, that I was a ceremonial guard," he says. "And I loved that title because it doesn't mean a thing ... but it sounds official."
Fish are jumping at Barkley Lake. It’s cold, but that hasn’t stopped 15 teams of fishermen from coming out to compete in the state’s first-ever commercial Asian carpfishing tournament. One of them is 63-year-old Ronny Hopkins. “It’s bad today, it ain’t going real good today,” he said from his fishing boat. “Fish ain’t cooperating.”
Sitting behind the counter, Tyler Chanley presided as a dozen customers rummaged through bins of CDs and vinyl records. Chanley worked for years at Underground Sounds on Highland Avenue and decided to branch out with a partner with his own shop on Frankfort Avenue, called Modern Cult Records. “I just kind of noticed a little bit of gap in some things here in Louisville—just Louisville as a whole. And just wanted to sort of share some of the thing that I think bear value," Chanley said.
Willenborg’s parents believe her death was preventable, had the justice system been paying attention. They are not the only ones. One criminal justice expert called the handling of the three Indiana cases the most egregious examples of missed opportunities he’d ever seen.
“It’s the worst I’ve ever heard of. It really is,” said Tom Barker, a professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. “They just ignored a known, serious risk to public safety. You talk about a murder being inevitable and predictable.”
The Cowsills were known for their clean-cut image and vocal harmonies, but often mixed their arrangements with a dash of psychedelia. They were also the real-life inspiration for television’s Partridge Family.