FORT WRIGHT, Ky. -- Once a Dixie Heights Colonel, always a Dixie Heights Colonel.
That’s what Todd Newton and his father, Darrell, say.
The Newton’s are co-owners of Sparrow and Newton’s, a barber shop near Dixie Heights High School.
Sparrow and Newton’s customers are usually clad in gray and red, and there’s no shortage of Colonel conversation.
Darrell and Todd’s family has a long history at the high school; Darrell graduated in 1964, Todd started his career as a Colonel in 1979, and both have coached football at Dixie for years.
“That's where my love is - at Dixie,” Todd said.
The shop’s other owner, Harry Sparrow, went to Boone County High School, but the Newton’s say they’ve “converted” him.
And it’s a good thing, a lot of the shop’s customers are coaches or parents of a Dixie student.
“Same stories, same stories … they get better though,” Todd said with a smile.