Sports

Calipari lauds Washington’s versatility

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Leg cramps in the second half kept TyTy Washington from fully showing what he could do in UK’s loss at LSU. However, LSU coach Will Wade made it clear before the game how impressed he was with the Kentucky freshman. “Washington’s gonna be a lottery pick and can score at all three levels. Makes 3’s, gets to the rim. Really, […]

Struttin’ Time

The past grows old, but never dies

Sitting here on these cold windy, snowy, mornings looking at pictures of our hunting and fishing trips of the past reminds me what my Grandpa Duncil told me. “Stevie,” he said, “things change daily, we just don’t pay attention. Take that little stream coming out of the mountain. Last week it was a foot over to the left.” I have […]

Star UK grid signee to start college early

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Four-star receiver Dane Key intended to finish his senior season at Frederick Douglass High School and enjoy one final season of baseball, a sport he’s always enjoyed and thought at one time he might even play in college. However, the Kentucky signee is now enrolling at UK for the spring semester and it’s not hard to understand his thinking. “Getting […]

Struttin’ Time

Looking for fun throughout 2022

Another new year, another trip around the sun. I am looking at 2022 as a way forward; I refuse to look into my rearview. If we can produce just a little more love, kindness, and forgiveness, I think it will go a long way. Already some good news, mixed with bad news for 2022. First let us do the good […]

Reed Sheppard’s sister is also his protector

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Before Reed Sheppard finally committed to play basketball at the University of Kentucky where both his parents played, his sister was not convinced he was going to pick UK. “It was about 50-50 with me,” said Madison Sheppard, a senior at Campbellsville University. “Part of me actually thought he would choose a different route. I am not going to lie […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Give trout fishing a try this winter

One fish that is overlooked most of the time, but a lot of anglers enjoy fishing for is trout. I have a lot of good memories when I was younger of fishing in small creeks and rivers for the multi-color trout. Most of the time, trout can best be found in cooler clear water with some type of current present. […]

Shaedon Sharpe could help Wildcats now

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Shaedon Sharpe, the top-rated recruit in the 2022 class, should arrive on the University of Kentucky campus soon now that he has reclassified and plans to join the Wildcats for the second semester. His initial plan is to practice with the Wildcats this season and then play for coach John Calipari’s team during the 2022-23 season. However, speculation continues to […]

Youngster hits 1,000th point

Gunner Holbrook became the first-ever member of the 1,000-point club at Fleming-Neon Middle School in a recent game at home against Millard. Holbrook, an eighth-grader now in his third year with the Pirates, hit the milestone on a three-point basket in the win. He is the son of Eric and Brooke Holbrook.

Girls’ basketball roundup

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars won two games last week and lost one to leave their record at 5-2 entering Thursday night’s game against the visiting Harlan Lady Dragons. Heidi Bentley, who scored a team-high 15 points, and Tori Holcomb, who scored 12 points, each connected on three 3-point field goals to lead the Lady Cougars to an 85-30 […]

Boys’ roundup

The Jenkins Cavaliers fell to 0-5 on the season after losses to Central High School of Norton, Virginia (68-42) on December 7 and Owsley County (51-47) on December 8. The Cavs were scheduled to return to action Wednesday night at Shelby Valley (1-3), then return to the road three days later for a Saturday afternoon tilt at Menifee County (0-5) […]


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