One day late last week, a teenage girl and a young woman were adrift on a boating tube at the opening of one of the busiest channels on Barren River Lake. The craft that had been towing them was a mile away. “This is one of the most dangerous things I’ve seen in 16 years,” said Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer Sgt. Brett Zalla. He then turned his patrol boat and asked the young women to board and point out the boat that had been towing them. Once he caught up to the boat’s driver, he explained that the girls were floating and helpless if a boat had coming zipping around the corner. A boater might not have seen them drifting on top of the water.
As you may have heard, A Blog Supreme was named Blog of the Year at the Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards on Saturday. It's very truly an honor to be recognized by "folks who have been doing this thing for a minute," as I told some musicians on Saturday night. (And by "for a minute," I mean much, much longer than one minute.)
"A vintage World War II bomber crashed and burned in a field southeast of Aurora Municipal [Ill.] Airport this morning," the Chicago Tribune writes, "but the seven people on board escaped without injury, according to aviation officials."
The plans laid out for transportation improvements in the Lexington area will be reviewed this month by federal officials. A evening meeting will give citizens a chance to weigh in on transportation issues. Proposals in two central Kentucky counties will be reviewed by federal transportation officials. Max Conyers, who’s with Lexington’s planning department, says the examination includes a look at pedestrian, bicycle, and mass transit traffic in Fayette and Jessamine counties. Conyers says officials will also gather input from residents.
Thousands of Syrian refugees were massed on Monday along the border, hoping to cross into Turkey to escape a crackdown by elite army troops who retook control of one rebellious town and threatened to widen their assault on anti-government activists.
Fredrik made a name for itself with the irresistible 2008 track "Black Fur," from its debut album Na Na Ni. Three years later, the Swedish band has shifted away from pop and undergone some lineup changes, morphing from a sextet to a duo and now (with Fredrik's third release) a trio: founding bandmates Fredrik Hultin and Ola Lindfel and new addition Anna Moberg. While the band continues to exploit its knack for melody, it's progressed into darker and more experimental territory.
Ahead of Father's Day next Sunday, Tell Me More marks the celebration with a series of essays by dads. These men reflect on the joys and challenges of being a father in conventional and unconventional ways. Lester Spence is a married father of five. He's also an assistant professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. Spence shares his reflections on fatherhood in the first of this week-long series.