The letters from Lou Gehrig that Earle Combs’ Kentucky grandson cherishes

When New York Yankees outfielder and Kentucky product Earle Combs crashed into an outfield wall chasing a hard-hit ball on July 24, 1934, it left him with a fractured skull and broken collarbone. Over the next months, as the Yankees engaged in an ultimately unsuccessful duel with the Detroit Tigers for the 1934 American League pennant, Combs was stuck in the St. Louis hospital. In that time, letters from Lou Gehrig were Combs’ lifeline to the Yankees. Combs’ family still cherishes those letters.

Investors finding Central Kentucky farmland a profitable venture

A Lexington company called American Farm Investors LLC attracts investors from across the United States in the purchase of Central Kentucky farmland. The corn and wheat on those farms is sold to bourbon distilleries. Since the 2008 Great Recession, farmland is seen as a secure place to put money.

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A grandfather's plea: Store your guns properly to prevent child shootings

Most accidental child shootings could be prevented if gun owners properly secured their weapons with a gun lock, Louisville gun safety activist Luther Brown says.
John Cheves jcheves@herald-leader.com
A grandfather's plea: Store your guns properly to prevent child shootings 0:54

A grandfather's plea: Store your guns properly to prevent child shootings

His grandson was accidentally shot. He wants tougher penalties. 0:49

His grandson was accidentally shot. He wants tougher penalties.

Lexington couple tracks gun violence nationwide 3:15

Lexington couple tracks gun violence nationwide

Towns: An honor for John Wall to be recognized as 'one of the greats' 1:03

Towns: An honor for John Wall to be recognized as 'one of the greats'