We hold soft spots in our hearts for long shots

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist I have been to the Kentucky Derby. That was years ago. Alysheba won. I read the book Sea Biscuit. I’ve been to several racetracks and bet on many a horse. But, I usually place the safe bet — $2 on the favorite. If I had attended the 2005 Kentucky Derby […]

Soap box derby set

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Back in 1960, 14-year-old speedster Larry Erwin fastened his Soap Box Derby car together with Elmer’s glue — and earned a trip to the national finals at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Although his victory was in his hometown of Owensboro, Ky. — where he said his car is on […]

Success at fair means returns for some events

By Tony Parra Good crowds will likely mean a return performance for the Spanish Musical Fair and Demolition Derby at Roosevelt County’s fair, officials said on Tuesday. Scott Tucker, Demolition Derby organizer, said there were approximately 2,500 people for the derby’s second year. Fair board president Kent Best said there were approximately 1,500 people for […]

Organizers hope to make derby a popular trend

By Tony Parra Organizers of the demolition derby at the Roosevelt County Fair are hoping to create a tradition which will last for a long time, with the second annual derby on Saturday night. The second annual demolition derby will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the special events arena. Scott Tucker, one […]