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UK’s Keion Brooks focuses on winning

Vaught’s Views

Recruiting rankings have never been a huge topic of conversation for Keion Brooks Sr. and his son, Keion Brooks Jr., a Kentucky five-star freshman basketball player. Brooks Jr. was ranked among the nation’s top 15 players in the 2019 recruiting class, but some believe he could be even better playing for coach John Calipari than some suspect. “I have never […]

Kurt Busch still wheelman 20 years into rocky career



CHARLOTTE, N.C. Kurt Busch has been called many things during his tumultuous 20 seasons at NASCAR’s top level. He is ornery, easily unhinged and has lost control of his temper enough times that it nearly derailed his career. But the most important descriptor for Busch is one often overlooked. He is a wheelman, one of the very best in NASCAR, […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Big bass love to hide in cover of wood

I would say that bass fishing on most lakes is the top type of fishing done most of the year. There are more types of bass-related fishing tackle and specialty rod and reels made for bass fishing than for anything else. And every type of bass lure known to man is made. Even fishing boats are referred to as bass […]

Coaches high on Snell’s replacements



What will it be like for Kentucky’s offensive line not to have Benny Snell running the football? “That is a great question,” UK offensive line coach John Schlarman admitted. Snell had three straight 1,000- yard rushing seasons and became UK’s all-time career rushing leader. He’s now in the NFL after being drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Where to find crappie when night falls

A lot of anglers are night fishing this time of year for good reason. One reason is to beat the heat of daytime and all the action on the lake. At nighttime the water is calmer and much quieter and the fish will move back to more shallow cover and along the bank areas. One of the most fished for […]

Struttin’ Time:

No snake bite would be any fun at all

I read in The Mountain Eagle that several snakes have either been sighted or killed in the McRoberts area. Most of them have been rattlesnakes, but please keep in mind that even a blacksnake will bite you. Although a blacksnake bite will not kill you it can still make you sick. If you by chance get bitten by a snake […]

Tennis tournament set

The Whitesburg Tennis Classic will take place July 12 and 14 at the Whitesburg City Courts. The tournament will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12 with Men’s A, B, and C Singles and Doubles; Women’s A, B, and C Singles and Doubles; Men’s and Women’s Over 40, 50, 60 & Over Singles and Doubles; Juniors: Boys’ and Girls’ […]

Star gets stay-at-home pitch from UK



Growing up in Lexington, it is no surprise that Jager Burton says he’s always been a Kentucky football fan. What is a bit more perplexing is that he also grew up an Oregon fan. “I saw their uniforms and liked watching them when I was little,” said Burton about his fascination with the Oregon. Now he is a 6-4, 280-pound […]

Struttin’ Time:

Reflecting on loss and retirement

A Struttin’ Time with nothing but good news this week! Where has this year gone? I know many are not into hunting right now, as there is nothing to hunt. Squirrel season has closed for another spring, waiting for the third Saturday in August for the fall season to begin. Deer and turkey season with archery is still a few […]

Calipari reflects on draft, Johnson’s fall to 29th pick



LEXINGTON John Calipari was surprised Keldon Johnson slid down the charts during the NBA Draft last week. Johnson was the last of three former Kentucky players selected in the yearly draft last week and was chosen late in the first round as the No. 29 pick by the San Antonio Spurs. “They said he was a Top 10 pick when […]


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