Category: The Profile
Ten minutes into a sit-down interview, Barbara Sexton Smith spies Fund for the Arts staffers Claire Simms and Kristin Wingfeld approaching her office. She’s not expecting any news, but the news they have to bring is cause for celebration.
Kevin Gose, a high school English teacher and Cross Country coach for Bullitt Central High School, left his departing seniors with some words of wisdom a few weeks ago.
While all eyes may have been on the Belmont Stakes this past weekend in the hopes that California Chrome would become the first horse in decades to win the elusive Triple Crown, Louisville-based author James Markert was fascinated by another long-forgotten aspect of horse racing: the time when it was the preserve of African-American horse jockeys, the first superstars of 19th-century sport in the United States, and who due to racism were forced out of the sport.
When three-term Metro councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh announced her retirement last December, it set off a civic response the likes of which is rarely seen.