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39th annual Children’s Charity Golf Classic set for June 21-22 at Griffin Gate Golf and Country Club

The 39th annual Children’s Charity Golf Classic will be June 21-22 at Griffin Gate Golf and Country Club, 1800 Newtown Pike, and Greenbrier Golf and Country Club, 2179 Bahama Road. The celebrity golf classic is the signature event for the Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass, which has raised more than $13.5 million for children in Central Kentucky. Last month, the Children’s Charity Fund...

Billy Reed: A trip back to Cincinnati to see the Reds brings back fond memories of better times

CINCINNATI – I went to Great American Ballpark Wednesday for a matinee game between two of the worst teams in major-league baseball, the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves. Before you ask, I have not lost my mind, even though it did get a bit warm in all that bright sunshine. I love baseball in the daytime. When I was kid and many games were still being played in the afternoon, I couldn’t imagine...

Jamie Vaught: Baseball fans will find lots to like at Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

If you are a baseball fan, you certainly will enjoy a popular attraction at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.             The colorful (and fun) place to visit is the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, which is filled with rare artifacts and memorabilia going all the way back to the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional team in baseball.  The HOF and Museum...

Local Boys: Barton knew catching behind Johnny Bench meant little playing time

By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Editor’s note: Cincinnati Reds’ fans are just that – fanatics about their ball club, and especially about those players who hail from the Greater Cincinnati area. A handful of those players are actually from Northern Kentucky, an eight-county region just over the Ohio River from the team’s home base. This is the second in a series...

Children’s Charity Classic golf tourney in 33rd year raising funds for area children’s agencies

The 33rd annual Children’s Charity Classic Week kicks off today with a tee-off reception at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at Andover Golf and Country Club, 3450 Old Todds Road in Lexington.   The reception will feature check presentations of last year’s Classic’s proceeds of $375,000 to 26 area children’s agencies.   Today’s reception is the first of a week-long schedule of events that...

Children's Charity Classic golf tourney in 33rd year raising funds for area children's agencies

The 33rd annual Children’s Charity Classic Week kicks off today with a tee-off reception at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at Andover Golf and Country Club, 3450 Old Todds Road in Lexington.   The reception will feature check presentations of last year’s Classic’s proceeds of $375,000 to 26 area children’s agencies.   Today’s reception is the first of a week-long schedule of events that...

Andrew Toy: Louisville Slugger Museum pays homage to baseball, its oft-forgotten charm

Visitors to the Louisville Slugger Museum get to see all phases of production of the company's famous carefully crafted bats. (Photo by Andrew Toy)   If you find yourself traveling down Interstate 65 through Louisville, you can’t help but notice the handle of a giant baseball bat peeking above the skyline. Nestled in the northwest corner of Louisville’s downtown area, the Louisville Slugger...