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Born to Governor’s Mansion, CNN correspondent Pamela Brown coming home for her KY wedding

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor The baby born to the famous couple in our Governor’s Mansion grew up to be a famous TV journalist is coming back to her Old Kentucky Home for a fairy-tale wedding to the name of her dreams. Pamela Brown will marry Adam Wright in early June (of course) at the Cave Hill Place, the home where she grew up in Lexington. The daughter of former Gov. John Y. Brown and...

EatKentucky: Louisville’s venerable Ollie’s Trolley serves up spicy burgers to go

By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward In Old Louisville, just down from Spalding University, is Ollie’s Trolley. Ollie’s is the last Kentucky vestige of a burger chain headquartered in Louisville, and founded by John Y. Brown in the 1970s. Once there were Ollie’s Trolleys in various cities in the east, now there seem only to be Trolleys in Louisville, Cincinnati, and Washington, D.C. and those...

Bill Straub: As incomprehensible as it sounds, Bevin has a halfway decent shot at winning

It was the venerated Sam Rayburn, a Texas Democrat who served as speaker of the House for 17 years in the mid-1900s, who expressed unease over many of the men advising President John F. Kennedy, asserting that “I’d feel a whole lot better if one of them had ever run for sheriff.’’   Kentucky, with a rich if erratic political history, hasn’t always shared Mr. Sam’s preference for...

Pamela Brown named justice correspondent
for CNN, heading back to nation’s capital

Pamela Brown, the daughter born to John Y. Brown and Phyllis George Brown when her dad was Kentucky’s governor, has been has been named CNN’s new Justice correspondent.   Since joining CNN in 2013, she has covered major breaking news stories, including the Boston marathon attacks, the Cleveland kidnappings and the Oklahoma tornadoes as part of the network’s New Day reporting team.   In...

Pamela Brown – baby in Governor’s Mansion – is now a CNN national news correspondent

Pamela Brown’s ‘passion and drive and ambition’ were evident early on, say her parents, former-Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. and former Miss America/NFL sportscaster Phyllis George. (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   If you tune in to CNN these days and spot behind a microphone a lovely, fresh-faced young news correspondent who looks really familiar, you are...