Kroger Brings Jobs to Michigan, Roses and Lilies to Kentucky

Here in Michigan, Jobs are Coming! The Kroger Company plans to invest $180 million in Michigan and create a thousand new jobs. Shelby Township, White Lake Township, and Royal are slated to have new supermarket-plus centers, and remodel 11 others in the state. Michigan will also see six new fuel centers. Currently, Kroger employs 19,000 people in the state of Michigan. In Kentucky, It's Derby Time! Continuing the tradition that began in 1987, with the 113th Kentucky Derby, Kroger … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?

Dear Crabby, Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown, and why is his name spelled wrong? Sincerely, Bill Monte. Hi Bill, Well, if I were a betting man, I would bet against American Pharoah. Not that I don’t think he can do it, and not that I’m in opposition to this three-year-old colt winning, but because history says the odds are against him. It’s been 37 years since the last Triple Crown winner—Affirmed in 1978—there have been only 12 Triple Crowns winners in total since Sir Barton … [Read more...]

Horsing Around in the Bluegrass

By Michael Dwyer and Sonya Julie Lexington was Kentucky’s first city and residents were so sure of their role in the new nation that they embraced decadent banquets, dancing, horseracing, and torchlight parades. Bankers, lawyers, and merchants brought an extension of the elite to the city and mingled with the emerging professional class. Exotic travel books were written and visitors were greeted by a new gentry with Old World ways when visiting the “Athens of the West.” The Running of … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby

Story and Photos by Michael Dwyer Kentucky Derby 140 The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 3, in Louisville, KY at Churchill Downs. “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” has turned the world’s attention to Kentucky since 1875. Thousands of three-year-old horses are in contention in January, but only 20 may enter the starting gates on the first Saturday in May. There are several ways to celebrate the Derby. As over 16 million people did in 2013, you can simply … [Read more...]

Three Year Olds Race for Fame and Fortune

Story and Photos by Michael Dwyer Thousands of three-year-old thoroughbreds begin the road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at the start of the year; only 20 horses will enter the starting gates for the big event. The best of the best will race one another over a dirt track for 1 1/4 miles. The winner will go on to be famous and the owners will receive a nice payout. Kentucky Derby 139 The Kentucky Derby has picked up several well-known phrases over the years – here are the popular … [Read more...]

Kentucky Derby Time Again

“And down the stretch they come!” rings in my ears as I grasp my betting tickets hoping for a big winner. It’s Derby time again! Every spring for the past 20 years I’ve made my way south to Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May for the running of the Kentucky Derby. It’s an event you should attend at least once – classy, mixed with crazy – I suggest you see for yourself how beautiful Kentucky is in the spring. Commonly called the “Run for the Roses,” the Derby is the most … [Read more...]