Top recruit plans to be ‘fan friendly’ at UK

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Five-star defensive lineman Justin Rogers is the highest rated recruit — he’s a top 20 player nationally — that coach Mark Stoops has signed at UK but he doesn’t want fans thinking he has a superstar mentality. “If you do see me, just come up to me and talk to me. Don’t be shy and not come up to me,” […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Enjoy the outdoors, but obey rules

As a lot of the pandemic-related restrictions are being lifted, many lovers of the outdoors are getting back out and enjoying all the things they enjoy doing. I think camping is going to reopen around June 10 across most of Kentucky. People have already been fishing for a while, and the fishing is really good now. I continue to see […]

Struttin’ Time

Part two: The ‘truth’ about hunting

Squirrel season is now in full swing and the weather is hot and muggy. Would we have it any other way? Once again let me thank Ralph Brown of West Liberty, a longtime Struttin’ Time reader, for the outstanding column he sent to me that was written by Richard Stamper of the Wolfe County News. We left off last week […]

‘High school sports important’ to all of Ky.

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner Julian Tackett would like to see high school sports return but says fi- nancial reasons are not the main reason. “High school sports are important to every community,” Tackett said. “Society needs to get back to some sort of normalcy. Revenue is not the biggest concern. Money is really a secondary issue.” Instead, Tackett […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie biting

Everywhere you look you see pictures and stories of people fishing and catching all types of nice-sized fish. Facebook, for instance, is loaded with photos of anglers all over the place reeling in bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. I think everyone has cabin fever and spring fever both and are ready to get out and just start enjoying fishing, camping […]

Struttin’ Time

The real truth about turkey hunting

Spring squirrel season opened May 16. Things change, and life goes on. I have lost track of the hunts you and me have been on over the years in Struttin’ Time. It has happened by way of the printed word, even though half of you don’t even hunt. I can recall in recent memory the letters, text, and messages I […]

ESPN analyst says Sarr ‘really fits’ at UK

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Former college basketball coach and current ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg loved what Nate Sestina did for Kentucky last season and thought he was “terrific” for the Cats on the court and in the locker room. However, Greenberg believes if UK can get Wake Forest transfer Olivier Sarr eligible next season, he’ll bring a whole different level of help than Sestina […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Spring bass fishing is still going well

It seems like everywhere I look — and to whomever I talk about it — bass fishing is going well. I have seen things online where a lot of my friends have caught some big bass. In Kentucky and Tennessee the lakes are at summer pool and look very good. Bass are in pre-spawn and you most likely will find […]

Struttin’ Time

Hunters harvested 159 turkeys here

Our spring turkey season ended May 10. The total harvested in Letcher County was 159. Of those, 136 have been long beards and 13 have been jakes. Archery has accounted for two of the kills, and muzzle-loaders for one. I am thankful that we have gone through another season with no accidents. You can thank hunting safety courses for that. […]

Stars still had a chance to shine in MLB’s shortened 1981 season

The season began with Fernandomania and ended with a classic World Series match-up between the Dodgers and Yankees. Mike Schmidt slugged his way to a second consecutive MVP, and Nolan Ryan pitched another no-hitter. But perhaps the best way to describe baseball in 1981 is by recounting Pete Rose’s pursuit of the National League’s career hits record. He tied the […]

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