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EKU’s Jackie Alexander: A unique journey from Army officer in Iraq to college basketball coach

Jackie Alexander was raised 30 miles south of Eastern Kentucky University’s campus, along the Dix River in a small, close-knit community called Brodhead. Population at the last census: 1,211. “There’s something special about growing up where everyone knows everyone,” she said. Alexander became a basketball star at nearby Rockcastle County High School. As a senior in 2010, she led...

John Winn Miller: What if Trump had been President of the United States during World War II?

President Trump claims he is a wartime president leading our national fight against the COVID-19 virus. Good thing he wasn’t in office during World War II. Imagine a conference call in which Mr. Wartime President admonishes Gen. George S. Patton in the middle of the Battle of the Bulge for not having stored up enough ammunition to deal with the Nazis’ surprise counter-offensive. “A small group...