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Constance Alexander: Oral History interview with CCPL director highlights community and family

In her official capacity as Executive Director of the Calloway County Public Library, Mignon Geniviene Reed is dignified and soft-spoken. Her quiet authority is the North Star as she guides a major community project — a long-overdue addition and renovation of the library. When the going gets tough, Ms. Reed instinctively manages with grace and restraint, but ask about her earliest memories of...

Oral history collection chronicles storied past of University of Kentucky Cheerleading dynasty

By Whitney Hale University of Kentucky C-A-T-S spells more than a storied tradition in basketball. It is also the chant of the 23-time Universal Cheerleaders Association champions — the University of Kentucky Cheerleading team. And this weekend, the team will travel back to Orlando, Florida, to defend its title and, hopefully, bring back a 24th national championship. So, what is the winning formula...