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One hunting dream ends, one survives

Here it is, June already. Time waits for no man nor reason, I have been told. This will be my first year in many that I will not be going to Maine to hunt black bear. I love hunting with my friends, Frank and Cathy Lawler. We have had a great run together and I have left Maine each year […]

Calipari believes Wildcats set for a big season with returnees

LEXINGTON Kentucky coach John Calipari will be expecting big things from his returnees next season and it starts with Ashton Hagans. “I think will have a breakthrough year based on the fact that he gets it now,” Calipari said Tuesday. “He’s going to be much more focused on things.” The Kentucky coach also hopes Nick Richards, EJ Montgomery and Immanuel […]

Ex-UK star Reggie Hanson writes new book

Former Kentucky basketball player and assistant coach Reggie Hanson has kept up with college athletics since getting out of coaching in 2014 and has remained “invested” in college basketball. He’s also seen the high number of Division I athletes transferring each year and how the number continues to grow. That was part of the inspiration for writing his book, “10 […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Trout: Cool and overlooked by many

Trout fishing is one of the least talked about fishing there is, but I really do not know why. It may be that most anglers simply may not fully understand this fish and how to fish best for it. Trout must have cool, clean water to live in and prefer clear water with some type of current, such as a […]

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19 elk hunt hopefuls reply to poll

Well, so far we have gotten 19 replies from our unofficial poll of the number of hunters who have had their names drawn for Kentucky’s elk hunt and the number that applied. Of the 19 who applied and got back with me, a total of two had their names drawn. What I love about this draw, although I don’t apply […]

Calipari is expecting big things from Nick Richards in 2019-20 after center says no to the NBA


Nick Richards tested the waters and swam back to the shore. The University of Kentucky junior forward announced he would return for a third season with the Wildcats on Tuesday. Richards declared for the NBA Draft, but the 6-foot-11 forward decided coming back would increase of chances of a career at the next level. “First off, I want to thank […]


STIDHAM TO PLAY FOR UPIKE — Letcher County Central High School student Caleb Stidham signed May 10 to play basketball for the University of Pikeville for the upcoming season. Stidham was selected to the All 53rd District team and the All 14th Region team this past season. He is pictured surrounded by his family, friends and coaches. His parents are […]

Writer says Juzang gives UK ‘great shooter’

It’s really easy for recruiting writer Krysten Peek to point out what recent Kentucky signee Johnny Juzang does best. “Johnny is a great shooter. He was the best 3-point shooter on the adidas Gauntlet circuit last summer,” said Peek. The 6-7 Juzang averaged 23 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) in what was his junior season […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Fishing for crappie holding on cover

I think most anglers like to fish for crappie. Crappie is just one of those fun little fish like bluegill that most fisherman grew up fishing for and really enjoyed fishing for. Most can remember going on a nighttime fishing trip and tossing a minnow out on a hook under an old Coleman lantern and watching a big bobber or […]

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Help us with special Struttin’ Time poll

I need to ask a favor of our readers. Today is the drawing for the elk tag. I stopped putting in years ago when I realized I was kicking a dead mule. I had applied in Kentucky ever since we had a draw until 2012, when my name got drawn in New Mexico after I had applied just four years. […]

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