Clark County Spherical-up: Local history and classic television – Winchester Sun
A recap of all things Clark County …
Local historian Harry Enoch stopped by recently to chat.
As a published writer, Enoch knows a lot about Winchester’s history and his columns reappear in the Sun newspaper. I applaud his broad knowledge and can hardly wait to read more of Enoch’s “What in the World” columns about the people and places that have shaped our community.
Enoch is very familiar with the cross-border commuter Daniel Boone. He was instrumental in getting these highway markings for the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail into our forest. This route begins across the Kentucky River from Fort Boonesboro, which was founded by Daniel Boone in 1775, and ends in Athens, near Boone’s Station, which Boone settled in Kentucky in 1779. Side trip!
To learn more about the interesting history of the Boonesboro Bridge over Boones Statue, read on Robert Blancons Article on page 10. Although Boone is from my home state of North Carolina, where a city is named after him, it’s safe to say that most people know him best because he explored and settled Kentucky.
Some may even remember the 1960s TV show “Daniel Boone”. I should probably be doing YouTube, which like I do other shows, Hollywood has problems these days when broadcasting reruns. Aside from that November Waltons Homecoming Special – 40 years after the popular TV show ended, when was the last time the Waltons appeared on TV? The same goes for Hee Haw. If you ever get bored, Google Senator Robert Byrd and the song “Circle Be Unbroken” – good song.
Wonder if Senator McConnell would ever consider appearing on Saturday Night Live, probably not. Who am I kidding – McConnell is never asked to host SNL because the show is too critical of one side and never the other. So I suspect that few people see it. The same applies to network TV and large metro media, which have long since given up any claim to objectivity. Remember when the New York Times lived up to its motto, “All the news that is fit to print” … yes, good luck with that …
Anyway, back then it wasn’t always great when the nation only had three or four TV channels, but everyone seemed to be more in agreement on “must see tv” than it is now that there are hundreds of channels, but nothing works. Thank goodness people can still go to YouTube for the classics.
I also met Jane Greeman when I signed up my daughter for class at the George Rogers Clark High School counseling office. She is also a longtime Sun reader / subscriber. Greeman recalled former Sun publisher Betty Berryman’s dedication to the school system and the community.
Speaking of schools, the last grading period is coming to an end. As soon as we get some honor lists, we will publish these lists. My daughter said that a child was accepted into one of her courses at Yale University. Nice! Children who get good grades should be recognized just as, if not more, than the athletes – many of them honorary students – who write scores on the scoreboard.
Daughter also said the JROTC program is top notch. After winning a national title last fall, the JROTC team got a police escort into town. Congratulation! Samantha said the Sun also needs to write a story about the girls’ JROTC success, so I hired her to write that story as our first official Card correspondent.
In other news, did you know that NFL star Rex Burkhead was born to the Houston Texans in Winchester? Yes. His grandparents still live in Clark County. Apparently, Burkhead has been on three NFL teams and played in two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. More on this story later.
Eventually we moved to town – walking distance to the newspaper and college park fitness center for a jog. My daughter and I made a beach head before the rest of the family can join us.
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