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    Today, 10:26 AM
    That hasn't always been true.
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    Today, 10:25 AM
    Newport already has a team in the NKMSAA (they won the small school championship last year). Brossart has a team as well. I've been hearing for a while now that New Cath is working on bringing back their middle school team which was dropped a few years ago. That may happen much sooner than later with no NKYFL team to play for. I also have heard Bellevue has at least been looking at joining the NKMSAA. Not sure about Dayton. But all the...
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    Today, 10:15 AM
    Got it. Again, this goes back a few years (at least 4-5 years ago), and is only (at least to my knowledge) relative to Union and Highlands. I don't know that Cooper, Boone, and Conner ever applied to the NKMSAA, and I certainly can't speak for whether any of those teams are currently allowing out of district kids to play for them. They very well may not be now since they are eligible to play in the Middle School state championships.
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    Today, 09:49 AM
    I think you've misunderstood.....I'm referring to them joining the NKMSAA (which is school based) not the NKYFL. I know Union applied at least a couple times a few years ago, and there were several discussions had with Highlands. In both cases, I think it came down to them not restricting their teams to only kids from Gray Middle School (in Unions case) and Highlands MS. Which is understandable, since the NKMSAA is school based.
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    Today, 09:45 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Simple Tax Question in BGP Break Room
    This is an important point. My daughter in college, made a little roughly $11k last year, had about $700 withheld in Federal Tax, and got very little of it back in a refund, roughly $100. That was mostly because I claimed her on my taxes and she couldn't then claim herself.
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    Today, 09:05 AM
    I'm pretty sure these aren't school based teams (although boundaries are likely based on school districts and they are basically feeder teams to each school). I know one of the sticking points the Union Raiders, and Fort Thomas has had preventing them from joining the NKMSAA is that they would not limit team members to players just from their own school district. I wish Boone County Schools would just endorse middle school football. It...
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    Today, 08:35 AM
    There are always going to be some outliers in size in every division regardless of age. Almost all of the smaller schools in the middle school league have 6th graders playing with and against 8th graders so it’s not a problem that’s unique to youth football. Realistically, the youth leagues age guidelines should be in step with school grade level guidelines. When I was involved with the NKYFL, the age cutoff was in May. I’m not sure if...
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    Today, 08:20 AM
    I’m just relaying what I’ve seen over my 10 years of experience in regards to this. And there have certainly been exceptions....not every kid is the same.
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    Today, 08:16 AM
    The junior level is predominately 6th graders, with a few 5th graders on smaller teams, and a handful of 7th graders that make the age cutoff. By and large, if you are a 7th grader, you are too old to play in the NKYFL junior division.
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    Today, 08:11 AM
    I’m not talking about playing up a grade. I’m talking about those 7th graders that stay back and play with 5th/6th graders having trouble with the transition to playing with 8th graders the following year. Those 7th graders that decide to play in the NKYFL lose the transition year they would have by playing on a 7th grade middle school team.
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    Today, 07:49 AM
    Roughly. Doesn’t change the fact though that they go from playing against 5-6th graders to playing against 8th graders the next year. There’s a pretty big difference between junior level teams and the teams in the 7th grade division. Playing down a grade in the NKYFL as a 7th grader makes the jump to middle school football tougher the next year. Trust me, I’ve seen it first hand how difficult it is for those kids in that age group to...
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    Today, 06:46 AM
    With at least 7 schools having a 6th/7th team, (and likely more this year) I think you’ll see more kids make the jump to middle school ball simply out of convenience and cost. Middle school football is 1/4 the cost, and most games are not played on Saturdays. I don’t think the junior division will be in any trouble, but some teams will feel a pinch.
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    Today, 06:40 AM
    With the middle school league now having a 7th grade division (and some schools have a JV schedule as well) I think it would be a mistake to let your child play play NKYFL Junior ball as a 7th grader. Playing against 5th/6th graders is not good prep for a kid who will have to play against 8th graders the following year.
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    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    They are closer to accurate than the 4.5’s you hear about all the time. 40 times are like pitchers fastballs in high school. Most of what you hear is overstated.
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    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    Itís been heading that way for quite a few years. Iíve been hearing that several more schools will be adding football and playing in the NKMSAA next year, as well as several other teams joining other leagues across the river.
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    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    If there is, there shouldn't be. Last night's game wasn't on Shurmur. No, the Viking's offense didn't play great. But the Viking's defense was terrible. Shurmur did a great job all year with a career backup QB, an undrafted #1 receiver, a mid round #2 receiver, and losing their number 1 franchise back in game 4.
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    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    I'm with you on that. While I don't like teams, trash talking before games, game plans, execution, and personnel mean more to the outcome of a game than the a team getting fired up because some jackwagon on the other team said something. Especially with a veteran, disciplined team like the Patriots.
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    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    I realize this isn't uncommon. And I will freely admit, I haven't used one. But I did do some research when we re-did our laundry room. And as I've stated, in my opinion, the potential drawbacks (not being able to control the amount of moisture and lint) outweigh the potential benefits. Those drawbacks aren't speculation. Dryer exhaust is very, very moist, and full of lint, some of which is not filterable.
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    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    If you were by yourself, do you think you'd be doing enough laundry for this to really make a difference?? I just think there are better, more efficient ways to accomplish the same thing, without the drawbacks. For example, getting a whole home humidifier installed solves the moisture problem more efficiently, and with more control over the humidity level, and only cost a few hundred bucks to have installed.
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    Yesterday, 08:00 AM
    Yes, the Pat’s are certainly the favorites. However, this Eagles team has kept defying the odds, and proving the experts wrong. Matchup up wise, as an Eagles fan, I like the matchup vs NE better than had they played the Jags. Defensively, New England doesn’t scare me, and the Eagles just scorched what many felt was the best defense in the NFL. And the Eagles have been very good defensively all year. I know it’s going to be a tough mountain...
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    Jan 21, 18, 10:17 PM
    It will actually be the Pat’s 10th Super Bowl.
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    Jan 21, 18, 10:43 AM
    Awful may be a little strong of a word. I’m thinking it’s probably all relative. It may not be worth a million $’s. But it’s probably like the old saying...even a bad day of fishing is still a pretty good day.
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    Jan 21, 18, 10:40 AM
    I find it extremely annoying, especially when they’ve just watched me checkout. That being said, I worked in retail for over 15 years, some of that time in Loss Prevention. And I completely understand why they do it. Heck, we used to basically pat employees down (visually..empty your pockets, let me inspect your jacket or bags) every time they left the building. Don’t take it personally, and don’t make a bigger deal of it than it actually...
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    Jan 21, 18, 08:26 AM
    First, if you have a gas drier, you don’t want to do this, as the exhaust vent is also the combustion vent, and you don’t want those contents (carbon monoxide) venting in your house. As far as electric driers, I imagine you could do this, but still I think there are more issues than it’s worth. One is figuring out where to direct the exhaust to get the most effectiveness. Second, drier exhaust is full of moisture and while some moisture is...
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    Jan 20, 18, 05:21 PM
    I hear you, and again I understand. Not being from KY and being a wrestling guy perhaps clouds my thinking.
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    Jan 20, 18, 05:16 PM
    That I agree with. I donít see it happening either.
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    Jan 20, 18, 01:28 PM
    I understand your opinion. I just don’t happen to agree with it :-).
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    Jan 20, 18, 05:32 AM
    Are you saying that others from states where basketball is classed wouldn't answer the same question the same way?? Do you think KY football players, and track/cross country athletes don't value their state titles because there are multiple classes? I get it. It's a great story once every couple decades when a small team makes a nice run. But the landscape of High School sports has changed dramatically over the last few decades. There is...
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    Jan 19, 18, 10:46 AM
    Well aside from district play, you can pretty much play whoever you want. I doubt schedules would have to change all that much.
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    Jan 19, 18, 08:30 AM
    Sorry, but participation trophies aren’t a recent phenomenon, and classing sports doesn’t mean everyone get a trophy. It’s a lazy argument, and one that doesn’t hold any water.
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