Sports in Kentucky

Tackett is right man for big job at KHSAA

Julian Tackett’s 26 years on-thejob training paid off last week. The 49-year-old becomes the state’s seventh KHSAA Commissioner. Man who devotes himself to one organization and is around for quarter century-plus, has earned his shot. Recognized as a communicator and KHSAA voice to media already, Tackett has been a front foxhole man and knows complexities of prickly issues — public-versusprivate […]

Lady Cavs get another ‘A’



For the third consecutive year, the Jenkins Lady Cavs have been crowned 14th Region All ‘A’ champions. In the process of winning the tournament the Lady Cavs dominated the field, defeating Leslie County 16-1, Lee County 20-1, and Hazard 15-0 in the title game. In the championship game against Hazard, the Lady Cavs jumped to an early lead, scoring two […]

Lady Cougars rewarded



Players with the Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars are reaping the benefits of a 25-5 record with postseason awards. Senior Brittany Sexton was named the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches 14th Region Player of the Year, and was honored at the state tournament in Bowling Green. She has also been invited to try out for the Kentucky All-Star […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Stocking up for the future

There are several things that help to ensure the future of fishing for future generations of fisherman. One of the best methods is the trout and other fish stocking program of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department that is done each year. This department is responsible for releasing several different fish into Kentucky waters each year. It releases fish into […]

Jenkins too much for LCC girls



The Jenkins Lady Cavs traveled to Whitesburg for a game with county rival Letcher County Central on April 14 and came away with a 14-3 win. The Lady Cavs scored the game’s first runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Centerfielder Ali Goff led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a ground ball by […]

The rich keep getting richer



NASCAR’s new Hall of Fame in Charlotte will be opening its doors next month and will begin enshrining some of the great individuals who have made the sport what it is today. Both Bill France Jr. and Sr. will be in the first-ever class, along with Richard Petty, Junior Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Sr. All five of those men are […]

Struttin’ Time

Another hunting buddy is lost

Jimmy Hampton left us last week, and my heart is broken. Jimmy and myself hunted together for years, not a finer fellow has ever lived. I knew his daddy, and his daddy was one of the few people who I always thought really liked me. Jimmy was always laughing, and once you heard it, you would never forget it. I […]

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