Book of Walking Dead Basketball

Who didn’t like what they received for Christmas – be honest? Everyone gets a few gifts each year when they look at their present and presenter combination and think “what the hell.” I get a couple of odd viagra jelly for sale ducks every year. I don’t think it is Christmas until you find out…

Carter: The Best of 2010, Part 1

Carter: The Best of 2010, Part 1 by Richard Carter Looking back over the first half of 2010, I wanted to revisit some of the more interesting happenings that I wrote about in this blog. Enthusiast at the Albatross: Finally, it was time for Enthusiast. They did play some Ten Cent Pistol stuff, which sounded…

Santa makes it tough to keep Christ in Christmas

Pardon me for not blogging during the holidays. Just wasn’t in the mood. And this will be my final blog of the year. And it will be short. I am feeling guilty about not celebrating the real “reason for the season,” for not “keeping Christ in Christmas.” Every year I promise to put Jesus over…

Carter: Opera and Guitars

Courtney Longcrier belting out the Broadway classic “The Girl in 14G” “Opera and guitar” Richard Carter If you happen to be out on December 25, I strongly suggest that you check out the Pub, because Ben Atkins will be playing in front of Johnny Cooper. I’ve always thought Atkins is one of our area’s best…

Carter: Happy Birthday to The Spot

Happy Birthday to the Spot Richard Carter The Spot threw a celebration last Thursday for the popular pizzeria and hangout’s second birthday, and I don’t think anyone has anything to worry about the place going through any “terrible two’s.” The bands included Chris Caruvana, Chris Roberson, James Cook and a number of other musicians who…

Indoor soccer more like human pinball

Just about the time that I had finally accepted soccer as a real sport — and one worth watching — a new sport comes around. Indoor soccer. I attended my first indoor soccer game on Thursday night. And loved it. Soccer purists certainly won’t agree, but the indoor game is certainly faster and — at…

Til death do us part? Keep exes out of obits

Someone called the paper yesterday griping that Don Meredith’s obit didn’t mention that the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback was once married to a Wichita Falls woman. Lynne Shamburger was Meredith’s college sweetheart at SMU where she was a cheerleader and he was the star quarterback.  The two were married in 1959 and divorced in 1963.…

I sure miss my buddy Gools

If you think about it around 2 p.m. today, say a little prayer for Nicky G. I am going to speak at a memorial service for my friend Jeff Goolsbey, a long-time TRN employee who died last week. I am a writer, not a speaker, so I always get a little nervous when I have…

Kids really do say the darndest things

I take my grandson to breakfast every Saturday morning. It has been a tradition ever since he started walking. Last Saturday we were eating at McDonalds and he said “Times Record News.” We had a TRN paper rack right outside the window and he was reading the sign off it. “They have a really good-looking…

Baby, it’s cold outside in Louisville

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I froze my butt off here in Kentucky yesterday. The temperature stayed just around freezing but the wind was whipping through this place like Secretariat at Churchill Downs. And now that my home for these next few days is a hotel in downtown Louisville, I had to walk to everywhere I wanted to go.…