Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

December 7, 2012

History comes alive online

By JAMES BROWN
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — News and notes ...

In a couple of weeks, our subscribers will have the opportunity to hold in their hand a very special publication — “First 50.” It is a celebration of the first 50 members of the Glasgow-Barren County Athletic Hall of Fame. Inside is the re-publication of the stories that were initially told in the pages of the Glasgow Daily Times, or in special publications during each year of induction ceremonies.

Along with the release of the coffee-table style book, we are also working to induct the next class of athletes into the hall of fame. There are so many deserving former athletes and coaches in our area and so many more to come.

While doing research for the “First 50” I came across a blog detailing the early days of the Caverna Independent School District, especially focusing on the Colonels’ great athletic exploits. Everyone likely has heard Caverna won a baseball state championship in 1961 and another in 1972. They may not know that Caverna went without a loss in 6-man football for more than four years. Those were the first four years of the program after Horse Cave and Cave City schools were combined into one district.

There is more of this type of information in the blog. I’m not certain of the person’s name who compiled the notes, clippings and photos from more than 50 years ago, but here is the link: http://jowelbe. wordpress.com/2009/06/02/ hello-world/

Take time to read through all of the posts. Also, when I get a chance, I would like to explore many of the links posted on the blog.

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This comes from the don’t-be-a-bad-Santa box.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A mall in Maine has sacked Santa Claus after children and parents complained he was rude, grumpy and wouldn’t even let one child sit on his lap.

Officials at the Maine Mall in South Portland say they’re looking for a jollier Santa and hope to have him in place soon.

Jessica Mailhiot and her 6-year-old daughter, Chantel, went to see Santa this week. They told a local TV station he was rude and wouldn’t let the girl sit on his lap when they said they didn’t want to buy a $20 photo.

Chantel said when she asked Santa for an American Girl doll, he replied she’d get an “American football.”

When the mom posted her story online, others shared similar experiences.

The station contacted the Santa, but he didn’t want to comment.

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There is enough gloom on the horizon after Christmas, we certainly don’t need any sour Santas soaking up our holiday spirit ahead of time.

Two more shopping weeks left. Happy gift hunting to all and to all a good night.

James Brown is editor for the Glasgow Daily Times. He can be reached by e-mail at jbrown@glasgowdailytimes. com.