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Adam Bender


Adam Bender, 8, is one of several kids who plays catcher in Southeastern’s rookie league at Veterans Park. What makes Adam stand out is that he plays one of the toughest positions on the field with only one leg. Because of cancer, he had his left leg amputated when he was one. Adam doesn’t use a prosthesis, and only uses crutches when he reaches base for the Astros. Charles Bertram | Staff READ THE STORY

UPDATE: Since the story of 8-year old cancer survivor Adam Bender was published in the Lexington Herald-Leader, and on www.kentucky.com, on June 1, 2008, the one-legged catcher has been invited to throw out first pitches at a Chicago White Sox game, a Cincinnati Reds game, a Houston Astros game, and has been invited to a Garth Brooks benefit in Las Vegas. He is also being profiled for a story that will air on ESPN. On Sunday June 6, 2008, Adam threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Adam Dunn of the Reds.

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Swinging into Summer

Photos by Brad Luttrell | Staff
Summer can’t officially start until the annual Elizabeth Ann Seton Country Fair has arrived. “This is the start of summer and the end of school,” said Mary Buckles as she watched her daughter, C.J. Buckle climb down from the swings. “And it’s a great fund raiser for the church.”

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Audio Slide Show: Open mike at Summit City

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The Summit City Cafe in Letcher County, known for its open mike night, has become a regional gathering place for musicians. The first singer is Pam Bischoff. The person talking is Joe Burke, who emcees open- mike night. The last person singing is Brett Ratliff. Photos by Cassondra Kirby.

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Memorial Day Observance

May 26, 2008 by David Perry  
Filed under Audio Slideshow, David Perry, Multimedia

Camp Nelson National Cemetery held its Memorial Day Observance May 26 in Jessamine County.

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Bike to Work

May 25, 2008 by Pablo Alcala  
Filed under Cycling, Pablo Alcalá, Second Look, Videos

Dan Dickinson, an engineer at Lexmark rides his bike to work most days for a three-and-half mile commute from his home on Upper Street.

Two-wheeling a joy for many commuters

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