Day: July 28, 2014

Gordon still winning Brickyard 400s

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

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Back to school in under 2 weeks

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. 

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