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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Win tickets to the KDF Basketball Classic!

It’s nearly Kentucky Derby Festival season, and you can start it off right by winning this slam dunk of a giveaway. We’re giving away four tickets to the 2015 KDF Basketball Classic to one lucky winner!

This year’s Classic will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7pm at Freedom Hall.

Some of the nation’s finest high school basketball talent takes the court at the Basketball Classic. First held in 1973, the Classic is the oldest high school all-star game in the nation and is known for showcasing players who’ve moved on to stardom at the collegiate and professional levels.
See Official Rules for details.

The lucky winner is Hillary Bort!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Can Your Child Go Alone?

At the ripe old age of 9, I traveled our small southern town alone. I first learned how to ride our city bus to the public library on Saturdays to read and check out books. It was the 1960s, and while most of us like to think of those times as less perilous for our young, there were dangers then too. Later, I learned how to ride the bus across town to my weekly piano lessons that were held on a college campus. With that ride, I even had to transfer buses and walk about three blocks to the music hall where my lessons were held. As a child, I had no idea of what potential dangers there might have been, but my mother had instilled a respectful fear of dangers and trouble that helped protect me. My greatest fear of traveling alone as a child was of dogs. I had seen on television how dogs had been used to scare children of color in the Civil Rights Movement, and I wanted no part of such an encounter. I had been properly warned about talking to strangers, especially those who might offer me a ride. And, I had been shown how to watch for cars when crossing the street. This was the knowledge base from home that I carried with me on these “free-range” jaunts in our town.

There is much discussion today about whether or not children should be allowed to take trips unaccompanied by adults.

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