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Carolina trip stirs up memories

As we pack for our final trip of the year, black bear hunting in North Carolina, my mind goes back to the years when Earl Bumgarner, a dear friend of mine, would be waiting at the trappers’ cabin for me. Earl was one of those people you love to meet — a young man who grew up rough (one of […]

High school star delays college pick

Vaught’s Views

Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson will now make his college choice Nov. 1. He originally planned to make it earlier — maybe even this week after last weekend’s visit to Ohio State — but he changed it after the death of his cousin, Shannon Davis, last week. “That is her birthday and that is when I will make my decision,” […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

An exciting time to be on the water

It is the fall season and bass are chasing shad on the surface. This is a very exciting time to be on the water. Minnows are jumping out of the water and big bass are breaking the surface after them, throwing water everywhere and making loud splashing sounds. If that does not get a fisherman excited he or she needs […]

Young Lady Cavs defeated

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers lost to Pikeville, 3 to 0, in the opening round of the 59th District Volleyball Tournament at East Ridge High School Monday. The Lady Cavs end their season with a record of six wins and 14 losses, with records of 1-8 in 15th Region play and 0-8 in district play. Jenkins fielded an extremely young team […]

Cougars win second district tilt; will be off until Oct. 19

The Letcher County Central Cougars improved their won-loss record to 3-5 on the season after defeating North Laurel last Friday, 33 to 13, in Class 5A District 8 matchup at Ermine. The Cougars have this week off before playing district game of the regular season at Whitley County (2-5) on October 19. LCC now stands at 2-1 in district play. […]

Q.&A. with UK Coach John Calipari



LEXINGTON Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari touched on a variety of topics when meeting with select members of the media last month to preview the upcoming season. Calipari provided a glimpse into what to expect this season. “If we’re really going to be good, it will be because we’re outstanding defensively,” he said. “The biggest thing about this team […]

Meet EJ Montgomery



LEXINGTON EJ Montgomery has been around basketball all of his life. Montgomery’s parents, Efrem and Glenda Montgomery, played and coach college basketball, while his two sisters — Brittni and Brandy — played college basketball before Montgomery jumped into the fray. “We always competed with each other,” Montgomery said. “Even with my parents, we would have shootouts. We have a court […]

Ashton Hagans wants to earn his playing time



LEXINGTON It didn’t take Ashton Hagans long to make his college choice after meeting Kentucky coach John Calipari. “When I made my decision after they came on my home visit, something clicked — something that I was hearing with everybody else I wasn’t hearing with coach Cal,” he said. “The other coaches were basically telling me basically what I wanted […]

Quickley relies on his faith on and off the court



LEXINGTON Immanuel Quickley isn’t getting caught up in the hype. “I don’t really get into all of the expectation-type stuff, but I think I’ve done a pretty good job of fitting in so far and I’m just working to get better every day,” he said. “That’s the only thing I’m really worried about. I think everybody has done a really […]

Tyler Herro loves being in the gym



LEXINGTON Tyler Herro is a gym rat. Herro, known for his outside shooting, spends his spare time in the gym, whether it’s morning, night or noon. “If I’m just sitting in my room, (I’m not being productive). I don’t really go out, so just sitting in my room I just feel like I’m just wasting time,” he said. “I’m just […]


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