Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted June 26, 2019 at 8:16 am

Waiting for the Dawg days of summer

As the arrival of July looms, we should be sweating, already sunburned a couple of times and trying to breath through some terrible humidity.

Instead, we’re locked into some sort of cool, wet, rainy and gloomy stretch that has lasted throughout the spring and appears to be going to hang around at least for the first part of this relatively new summer season.

Usually, this time of year, with a break in local sports action while school is in summer break, coupled with the hot, dry weather we usually have, is one of my favorite times of the year – with the exception of finding things to fill this column space with.

So, for the next few weeks, while students take a break and we wait for the arrival of the high school golf, soccer and then football seasons to get underway, expect some shorter musings in this space – at least until something earth shattering in the Clinton County sports world happens.

Still, there are plenty of things to keep us busy outside of sitting in front of the television and watching baseball, golf or cars go around in a circle.

Golf courses are on all four sides of us within a short drive, a few youth baseball/softball games are still going on and of course there are our two lakes – Dale Hollow and Lake Cumberland – that will quench all sort of water thirsts . . . boating, fishing, skiing,wildlife watching.

So, while we all wait to hear where Terry Blackshear is going to finish out his NCAA roundball career, take advantage of the chance to get in some summertime sports activities, despite what the weather may hold for us in this Summer, 2019.

Before we know it, we’ll be blowing leaves and getting the furnace ready.

In the meantime – let’s take it outside for a few months!