Two residents featured on TV this month

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By Linda Ireland

Two LaRue Countians will be featured on national TV programs this month.


Thursday night, LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner will be a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” He was interviewed last week by correspondent Jason Jones on county and state rights. (Check TV listings for show times.)

The state Senate attempted to pass a bill earlier this year to nullify any federal legislation to limit gun ownership. Turner proposed – and LaRue County Fiscal Court held first reading of – a county ordinance that would nullify any state law.

Turner said the ordinance was a “tongue-in-cheek” effort to make a point to state government.

Watch next week’s paper for a story about Turner’s interview.

On July 31, eighth-grader Skyler Hornback’s “Jeopardy” appearance will be aired at 7:30 p.m. at Hodgenville City Hall (Civic Center), 200 S. Lincoln Blvd, Hodgenville. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The middle schooler competed on the game show during the annual Kids Week in February. He and parents, Jeff and Barbara Hornback, and his older sisters, Chelsea Davenport and Megan Nunn, spent a few days in California during filming.

More than 9,000 kids – ages 10, 11 and 12 – took a 30-question test as the first step toward reaching the “Jeopardy” stage. Participants had 20 seconds to answer each question, Skyler said. Only 240 were chosen to audition. Fifteen were chosen to compete on the show.

The rules for Kids Week are a little different than for the regular “Jeopardy” game. Responses still must be in the form of a question. The winner of each round does not move on to the next game – rather, there are three fresh faces for every episode. The third-place contestant earns a consolation prize of $1,000; the runner-up wins $2,000; and the winner of the game gets to keep what he or she earned during the course of the game.

While the winner of each Kids Week episode takes home what they’ve earned during the game, they are guaranteed a minimum prize of $10,000.

There are also other prizes for each contestant including books, games, computers and other items.

The family signed a confidentiality agreement with the show.