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Northern Kentucky’s Spanky Caudill keeps optimism, excitement alive in his barbershops and in life

By Ginger Dawson Special to KyForward Spanky Caudill is a 20th Century man. MID 20th Century man. Spanky Caudill at work on a classic gentleman’s haircut.Spanky (Sean, actually) came by his nick-name from a school gym teacher who said he reminded her of Spanky — the precocious character played by George “Spanky” McFarland in the Our Gang movies (later syndicated for TV as The Little Rascals). Who...

State treasurer says ghost of Elvis spotted in vault; was ‘king’ looking for unused tickets?

Elvis in ghostly form is spotted near the door of the Kentucky Treasury vault. Was he looking for the unused tickets to a concert in Rupp Arena he never played? (Photo provided)   With Halloween approaching, Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants Kentuckians to know that even bean counters can get into the ‘spirit’ of the occasion. He claims to have witnessed the ghost of Elvis in...