Sports

UK’s Stenberg must be the ‘nastiest’

Vaught’s Views

After Kentucky lost to Northwestern in the Music City Bowl to end its 2017 season, offensive lineman Logan Stenberg took to social media to apologize to UK fans. “I feel like I am just really hard on myself. If I don’t feel like I have played to 100 percent or if I am slacking in any area of the game, […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Why the plastic worm is so good

If I had to pick my favorite type of bait to catch bass on it would be a worm or a jig. These are the baits on which I have caught so many bass over the years. Most of the fishing tournaments I have won and most of the bigger bass I have caught were on these two baits. You […]

Jenkins to host Shelby Valley Friday night

The Jenkins High School Cavaliers, under new coach Kenneth D. OQuinn Jr., will open the 2018 high school football season this Friday (August 17) when they host Shelby Valley. The Cavaliers dress 13 players on the varsity team this year; seven of them are seniors, five are juniors and one is a sophomore. Jenkins will host Twin Valley High School […]

Struttin’ Time:

Saturday will be a good day

I am as excited about this coming Saturday’s opening day of squirrel season as I have ever been. As I have traveled around I have seen lots of squirrels in every direction. Now let’s just make sure all of our equipment is in order. My dad loved to squirrel hunt and traveled far and wide to follow his favorite sport. […]

Down and out for the 10-count


I watched a baseball game until about 10 p.m. that night. I got ready for bed and went to my fridge to drink a glass of prune juice I use for a stool softener a couple of times a week. I was standing at my sink and drank the prune juice too fast and choked. I fell to the floor […]

Allen’s journey to UK not a surprise

Dan McDonald got to see Pendleton County senior Dontaie Allen play three times at the Under Armour Challenge in Georgia in July and liked what he saw from the 6-6 wing player. “I liked his size and body type,” said McDonald, program coordinator for Lake Point Sports and a Rivals.com recruiting analyst. “He is a bigger, stronger — not heavy […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie are deep during the heat

Crappie are among the most popular fish for many anglers, and for good reason. They are active and fun to fish for most of the time. During spring, crappie will come up close to shore and in shallow backwater areas to feed on small minnows. When they are in that pattern they are very easy to find and catch. But […]

Struttin’ Time:

About squirrels and great friends

Here’s a big shout-out to the Fleming-Neon High School Class of 1965. We had a wonderful reunion again this past weekend, and a special tip of my hat to the committee for a job well done. I would like to give a very heartfelt thank you to my lifelong friend, Tommy “Tick” Lewis of Whitesburg, who told me he never […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

When bass go to open waters

Bass are typically fish that hold on some type of cover and wait for prey to come by. But a couple of times a year like spring or early summer and in the fall, bass will move to open water areas and follow large schools of shad. When bass are doing this, they will become very spooked by most sounds […]

Struttin’ Time:

Cherish time with daughters

Sometimes it is just nice that we can go back in time — back to the time when my youngest daughter hunted and fished with me. Back to the days before other men were important to her, although she still is “Daddy’s Girl”. Although I trusted another man — her husband — with her over 15 years ago, she still […]


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