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This is how we roll in Kentucky: Former state treasurer Jonathan Miller finished eighth overall in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and won $69,896. Miller was one of nine players left in a No-Limit Hold ’em tournament that started with 4,620 players. With 1,700,000 chips, Miller, a lawyer from Lexington, was ranked […]

Derby Day!

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On May 5, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, start your mint juleps. Here’s Smooth Bobby Farley’s Derby picks: Union Rags Alpha Take Charge Indy Take it to the bank*. *Do not take to any reputable bank.  Any re

Some preparatory celebration… Jubilation over the University of Kentucky’s win over the University of Louisville quickly turned into scenes of couch-burning mayhem in key celebratory areas around campus. State Street, which had become the epicenter of couch burning in recent weeks, was quickly filled with thousands of people, smoke and flying beer bottles. Police in […]

In Defense of Henry Clay?

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In Robert Farley
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On December 26, 2011
Quiggin: Now that I’ve got started, what is it with the adulation of Clay, Calhoun and Webster? Sure, they were the leading figures in the US in the decades leading up to the Civil War, but isn’t that like saying that Clemenceau, Hindenburg and Chamberlain played comparable roles between 1919 and 1939? Some thoughts, acknowledging at […]
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