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Remembering ‘Hammerin’ Hank’ Aaron

Posted January 26, 2021 at 1:37 pm

by David Cross

I can still smell the aroma of roasted peanuts and still see the faces of the Black men offering them for sale to the fans walking through the narrow streets of their neighborhood on the way to Crosley Field to see what would soon be known as “The Big Red Machine”.

To a 12-year old baseball fan from Albany, Kentucky, it was a memorable experience. But the entire day was.

Mike Watts, or “Brother Mike” as he was known to all- the young, dynamic pastor of Albany’s First Baptist Church, had organized a trip for the church youth, and others who could fit on the bus, to go to Cincinnati to see a major league baseball game on Saturday afternoon, May

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    Nobly they fell while fighting for liberty

    Posted April 14, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Before the Korean Conflict there had been 39 military funerals in Clinton County, Kentucky, for WWII veterans (Source: The New Era, Oct. 1951). The first one held here for a Korean Conflict casualty was on December 2, 1951, when Luther

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    Minford Stearns was a prisoner of war

    Posted March 24, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    The Korean Conflict resulted in different emotions being brought back home to some Clinton countians. Six months after the fighting began on June 25, 1950, Private Joe Elmore’s family was told he was missing in action. His partial

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    Hometown Heroes

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 8:48 am

    by Tammy Waid McClellan

    Wow! As I was driving through town Sunday after church I was pleasantly surprised by the “Hometown Heroes” banners that were displayed throughout our town.

    I

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