"The dark and bloody ground. What a harsh phrase for such a peaceful countryside." Fess Parker as Daniel Boone and Ed Ames as Mingo star in this 1960s network television frontier show. In the 5th episode of season 3, President George Washington visits Kentucky in response to a letter purportedly from Daniel Boone. In reality, Boone never made the request. It turned out to be a conspiracy for an attempted assassination of President Washington. Not surprisingly, Dan'l and Mingo came through.
Why wait until midnight? Here is a magnificent fireworks display filmed by a drone. Never kiss your parole officer at midnight. You're supposed to be home by then!
University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino didn't have much to say following his team's latest loss to arch-rival Kentucky, the seventh loss out of eight games since John Calipari arrived in Lexington. He needed a day to decompress and then we chatted about the game on 840WHAS Radio on Monday, December 29. Pitino didn't shy away from talking about Coach Cal, UK's potential, abundant UK fans in the KFC Yum Center, and much more. AUDIO from WHAS Radio TRANSCRIPT Pitino enjoys life away from basketball during the few weeks a year that he's not working but he has no plans to walk away from the game he cherishes. He loves his Louisville Cardinals and still honors his Kentucky coaching years with
Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, a Louisville native who is Hollywood's top box office draw, was home for the Christmas holidays. She visited Kosair Children's Hospital, lent a hand at Wayside Christian Mission, and cheered for her UofL Cardinals at the KFC Yum Center. Oddly enough, I wound up delivering several outfits to the movie star at the arena when she arrived with her family. The Lawrence family is adored locally for operating Camp Hi Ho, a summer day camp for kids. Jennifer's mom and dad got a big kick out of watching me pretend to be fashion judge as the star decided on which Louisville garb to wear to the arena. MORE PHOTOS HERE EN ESPANOL
And if you are soured by the holiday season, perhaps the video below will bring you joy. Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 to all.
----------------------------------------- No one ever accused princesses of being long-range thinkers
In this 1961 "Andy Griffith Show," Sheriff Andy Taylor worries that a record producer rolling through Mayberry is just a con man trolling for investors. It turns out that Andy is wrong, a rare departure from the usual theme of a sensible sheriff surrounded by bumpkins. This is one of the earlier episodes when Andy was dating Ellie Walker, the pleasant and lovely pharmacist. Ellie appeared in only 12 Andy Griffith Shows, with Griffith later admitting that he didn't know how to write for her. Ellie's character was a TV pioneer, bringing forward-thinking feminist concepts to sleepy Mayberry while major civil rights and female empowerment societal change was burgeoning across America. Of course, Ellie was a complete one-eighty from the cranky, controlling school