Sports

Yet another reason to like UK recruit

Vaught’s Views

If you are looking for another reason to be excited about Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen being part of UK’s 2020 signing class, let recruiting director Vince Marrow give you one. Allen, a top 500 player in the 247Sports rankings and the No. 19 pro-style quarterback, gave his blessing for UK coaches to pursue Auburn transfer Joey Gatewood — the […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Check out fish attractors now for later

Most all the lakes in our region are at or close to the winter pool, which means the lakes have been drawn down to allow for rain and snow melt to have somewhere to go instead of causing flooding. This is often a time Fish and Wildlife workers will use to install new fish attractors or work and repair existing […]

Struttin’ Time: Things can’t stay the way they are, can they?


I don’t know if Ben Gish, The Mountain Eagle editor, or myself was more shocked to learn that many of our readers are not hunters or fisherman. I think of that often, and am glad we appeal to a cross-section of the people from our area. I want to go into something this week that gives me pause and makes […]

LCC girls now 10-5

In local high school basketball action, Letcher Central’s Kaylee Banks (No. 12 above) drove the lane on a layup attempt late in the game in Friday’s 75-44 win against visiting Harlan. Banks led the Lady Cougars in the game, scoring 19 points against the Lady Green Dragons. Letcher Central, now 10-5 on the season, was scheduled to host June Buchanan […]

Cavs still searching

In the photo at right, Jenkins senior Jeremy Potter looked to pass during the Cavaliers’ loss Jan. 3 to district foe East Ridge at home. The Cavaliers played strong in the first half, but went on to fall to the visiting Warriors 99-71. The Cavaliers, still seeking their first win, put up their highest scoring effort of the season in […]

Why UK’s bowl win mattered

Vaught’s Views

If you need a few more reasons to appreciate just how memorable Kentucky’s 37-30 comeback victory over Virginia Tech was in last week’s Belk Bowl, here you go thanks to Corey Price of UK Athletics: — It was only the third time UK scored a touchdown in the final 15 seconds of regulation play to win (Missouri, 2018, and Vanderbilt, […]

Struttin’ Time: Dear rabbit hunters, please call me


Welcome back, this time to a new decade. I have lost count of the Struttin’ Time years. Maybe someone at the The Mountain Eagle has kept up. I have written about kids and grandkids, and I have enjoyed every story. Now I want to ask you one simple question, “Are you any better off now than you were in the […]

Tyrese Maxey had no doubts

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The first time Tyrese Maxey hit a 3-pointer against Louisville last week one of the first fans to jump out of his seat was Tyrone Maxey, the UK freshman’s father. Considering Tyrese Maxey was 2-for-20 from 3-point range in UK’s previous five games, that was cause for celebration. However, his father, a former high school and college coach, gave him […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Now’s the time for trout fishing

Curing the cooler months of the year — like now — many anglers choose to just wait for warmer weather before they start back fishing. This is fine, but they are missing out on some of the best fishing of the year for one fish. That fish is the colorful trout. The trout in our area are mostly the rainbow […]

Louisville is ‘benchmark’ game for UK

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Kentucky’s game against Louisville Saturday is going to be a much bigger national story this year than it has been recently because the Cardinals are relevant again in the national title picture. Louisville was No. 1 before losing to Texas Tech and Kentucky was No. 1 before losing to Evansville. Both are on most every college basketball analyst’s potential Final […]


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