I've always said that I don't expect folks who aren't from Kentucky, and especially Daviess County, to like mutton or burgoo.

Non-natives HAVE been known to surprise me, but, for the most part, my theory holds up.

However, when it comes to competitive spelling, none of that matters.

Give me a word and I'll spell it and it's off to the next round.

Castle North Middle School student Pranav Chandar is competing in the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee and got THIS as his first word in competition:

How exciting is it that we have a representative from the tri-state on that big stage?

Way to go, Pranav, and good luck!