The first annual Touchstone Energy® Motorcycle Charity Poker Run attracted 113
participants riding 82 bikes and raising $930 for the WHAS Crusade for Children
on September 2. Riders drew a card and started the 197-mile loop at Nolin Rural
Electric Cooperative in Elizabethtown. They then headed down 31 South to draw
other cards at Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative in Glasgow, Tri-County Electric
Cooperative’s Edmonton office, Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative in Campbellsville,
Inter-County Energy Cooperative’s office in Lebanon, and Salt River Electric Cooperative
in Bardstown. Awards included best hand, worst hand, oldest bike, and longest
ride to get to the run (420 miles from Southgate, Michigan). The run was sponsored
by Touchstone Energy, a national alliance of more than 560 local electric co-ops
that serve more than 15 million homes and businesses in 38 states. Photo: Frank
What’s a Child to Do?
Kentuckiana Kids: A Handy Guide of Places to Visit and Have Fun with Your Children
in Kentuckiana describes more than 200 recreational, learning, and other area
spots. Each site listing includes address, phone number, and suggested benefits
of the visit. The 158-page paperback sells for $14.95 and is available at Louisville
area bookstores, by mail at Kids First, P.O. Box 35, Pewee Valley, KY 40056,
or by phone at (502) 412-4455.
The career of Hardin County native Carl Brashear will be
playing on screens nationwide beginning November 10 in the movie Men of Honor,
starring Cuba Gooding Jr. playing Brashear, and Robert DeNiro and Hal Holbrook.
The film tells the story of the first African-American diver in the U.S. Navy.
Among the more dramatic aspects of Brashear’s story is that he lost a leg on
a mission, but later continued as a diver.