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Kentucky by Heart: More possible historic events for a Kentucky-centric ‘You Are There’ TV servies

Author’s Note: This is the second of two-parts exploring what might be included if there were a ‘You Are There Kentucky’ TV series. As mentioned in part one, the included subjects are my own choices, arbitrary and I touch on only a few basic details of the events. Hopefully, they’ll spur your interest for further study. By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist The appointment of Louisa native Fred...

Historical marker unveiled at Spalding’s Columbia Gym — where Muhammad Ali learned to box

A new historical marker was unveiled last week at Spalding University’s Columbia Gym that commemorates the building at 824 S. Fourth St. as the location where a young Muhammad Ali learned to box. The marker dedication took place one day before what would have been Ali’s 78th birthday on Jan. 17. On Ali’s birthday two years ago, Spalding officially changed the name of its athletic building back...

From sports page to front page to legend, Muhammad Ali’s life a transformational saga

By John Edward Faulkner Special to KyForward   In 1897 the then newly published Marquess of Queensberry Rules revised boxing’s code of regulations to bring a sense of sportsmanship, fair play and respectability to the sport. It states, “You must not fight simply to win; no holds barred is not the way; you must win by the rules.” All’s fair in love and war, yet boxing is neither, despite...