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Sports in Kentucky

Brooks among top hires in UK’s history

An e-mailer asked recently, “What have been the worst coaching hires in Kentucky college sports?” Here is one man’s opinion on the worst and best: Worst hires University of Kentucky football. 1. The hiring of Hal Mumme in 1997 was worst in UK’s history. Metro media fawned and overkilled (Air Raid) contributing to a dupe job that began when Mumme […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Willingness to change brings results

I have talked to a lot of crappie fisherman lately who have taken some crappie fishing trips and did not do very well. My last crappie trip a few weeks ago started out the same way with slow action and not many bites. After I realized that fishing in the regular areas was not going to produce, I decided to […]

Lady Cougars justify ranking



The Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars are the pre-season pick as the secondbest team in the 14th Region behind three-time defending regional champion Breathitt County, and LCCHS justified that high pre-season ranking with an impressive 63-52 win at Harlan County Monday evening. “This was ugly,” said LCCHS coach Dickie Adams, “but we won and that’s all a coach […]

Chevy drivers have their way



Anytime a driver has the kind of season that finds him winning a fourth of the races (nine) and finishing second in the final point standings, that driver is automatically penciled in as one of the favorites to win the series title the following year. Those were just some of the numbers that Roush Fenway Racing’s Carl Edwards put up […]

Struttin’ Time

Avid hunter finally gets his deer

Hope all is well, and you got to eat lots of turkey. The weather has been topnotch and nobody should be complaining about it. But someone has to gripe, no matter what. I spoke to my friend, hunting buddy, and my hero, Raymond Brown, on Wednesday before Thanksgiving and he told me the youth hunt is a go. The money […]

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