So count me among the people without power, cell service, and internet connection over the past few days.
Thousands of people in Caldwell and Trigg counties remain without power, even though more and more are seeing power restored. That was the case for the people across the street from me. But I'm still in the dark.
It was a very eerie scene to look down my street last night and see the left side lighted up and the right side totally dark.
I have been able to borrow some electricity and an internet connection to keep the blog updated.
It appears the ghost of Christmas Past is alive and circulating on the web.
If you're going to repost one of my blog entries on your web site, every journalism class I took in college taught me to cite your sources. On here, you usually get a link to the story where I got the information from. If there is no link, it means the information was sent to me directly or I got the information from good old fashioned reporting. Or it is my opinion.
We've done been down the copying and pasting road before. I have no problem posting another story that details the athletic exploits of Willie Wilson, Skip Pisa, Jane Ellen Wilson, or Rodney Cheatham. And I hope it ends up on your website just as the last one appeared in a local newspaper. I think we all remember how that turned out.
Cite your sources. And remember the copyright law does apply to blogs.
For those of you who read the blog on a regular basis, you may have noticed some odd postings from game recaps from the weekend.
I was testing a new feature of the blog that allows stories to rotate as the appear on the front page. It required me to make some posts to check it out. I figured I would have some fun with it and concocted a few recaps of games that didn't exist. That way, it would be easy to pick out which ones to delete if the feature didn't work.
In short, I wasn't able to get the feature to work and the stories stayed on the blog for a few hours. The recaps dealt with Trigg losing a game and pitching a no-hitter against Owensboro. As you can read below, you can see that didn't happen.
There was also a recap about Donald Bush hitting three home runs against Union County. That also didn't happen, although he did have an unassisted triple play.
I included a game recap with a game that really didn't happen. Trigg County beating Muhlenberg North 15-11 didn't happen. The game was never played.
Keen eyes to the blog may also be able to pick out a few names from the past, such as former Trigg County High School principal Skip Pisa, former WKDZ General Manager Willie Wilson, and Gary Kidd, who was the owner of WKDZ when I began work here in 1988. Joey Randolph, former sports editor of the Princeton Times-Leader, also got a mention in one of my stories for the blog.
Like I said, I had to post some "ghost" stories while working to see if the rotating feature worked. The entries no longer appear as they had a shelf life of 12 hours.
I just hope you don't read about Skip Pisa's record, or Willie Wilson scoring a run for Union County anywhere else. Because, as you now know, the information is false. After all, one of the first things taught in Journalism class is doublecheck your facts and cite your sources. I don't remember copy and paste from my time at Murray State University.
Surely you won't read elsewhere about a game that was never played. You think?
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