Amy and I crammed into the packed Indianapolis Motor Speedway 20 years ago to watch 23-year old Jeff Gordon win the inaugural Brickyard 400 race. Two decades later, Gordon — now 43 — won for the fifth time in 20 races but a lot fewer people watched as empty grandstands stood in mute testament to
Floyd County public schools open in a little under two weeks. August 12 is the first day of classes. Fall sports practice begins a week from today. A half-century ago — back in my days of public schools as a student at Floyd County High School — classes began right after Labor Day. No more.