Sports

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Shoreline areas are great for fishing

Many bass and bluegill fisherman spend a lot of time fishing close to and around shoreline areas, and for many good reasons. Several things that make a lake’s shoreline a top choice for fishing. Both visible and underwater cover such as trees and weeds and rocks hold baitfish most of the year. This makes these areas hot spots for bass […]

Why Morris, Hanson stayed ‘true blue’



Maci Morris’s freshman year at the University of Kentucky was everything she “hoped for” and the coaching staff literally had to make her go home during breaks because the dorms closed. However, the next year there was a “little bit of craziness” that led to six players transferring, one player being dismissed from the team, two assistant coaches resigning, one […]

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Why it pays to know where you are

I have had breakfast, lunch or supper in about every hollow in Letcher County. As a lifelong resident I feel I know my county fairly well, and our people. That is not so with my new county of Estill. When we moved here it didn’t take long to figure that we had downgraded. I lived in Letcher County for 65-plus […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Worms are his favorite bass bait

Anyone who has bass fished with me much knows how much I like to fish with worms for bass. This is with good reason, as over the many years I have fished for bass, most of my really big fish have been caught on a worm. I have done really well in bass tournaments over my lifetime of fishing a […]

State champs

Members of the Letcher County All-Stars girls’ softball team have enjoyed a summer they most likely will never forget. The team won the title of “9-11 Year Old Kentucky State Softball Champions” after winning all three games in their division of the 2019 Kentucky State Little League playoffs out in Adair County, defeating North Oldham in the final game, 15 […]

UK’s Devonshire could break out early



During the late February national football signing period Kentucky added only one player — Pennsylvania cornerback M.J. Devonshire. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said then that Devonshire had “great size, great speed” with the versatility to play either offense or defense. Considering the early signees Kentucky had, not a lot of attention was paid to the addition of the 5-11, 180-pound […]

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What hunting and fishing regulations?

I just realized that as a kid growing up in McRoberts, when I came to hunting or fishing, my friends and I must have broken every law that had been written. Take fishing for example. When we caught a bullhead we just put it on the stringer if it looked big enough to clean and then fry. I still don’t […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Fishing small waters brings big results

Every year, lots of big bass are caught on large lakes all over the country. This state and the neighboring state of Tennessee offer some great fishing for bass on large lakes including Lake Cumberland and Barkley Lake and in Cherokee, Norris, and Douglas lakes in Tennessee. Dale Hollow Lake lies in both states. While all of these lakes offer […]

UK’s Keion Brooks focuses on winning

Vaught’s Views

Recruiting rankings have never been a huge topic of conversation for Keion Brooks Sr. and his son, Keion Brooks Jr., a Kentucky five-star freshman basketball player. Brooks Jr. was ranked among the nation’s top 15 players in the 2019 recruiting class, but some believe he could be even better playing for coach John Calipari than some suspect. “I have never […]

Kurt Busch still wheelman 20 years into rocky career



CHARLOTTE, N.C. Kurt Busch has been called many things during his tumultuous 20 seasons at NASCAR’s top level. He is ornery, easily unhinged and has lost control of his temper enough times that it nearly derailed his career. But the most important descriptor for Busch is one often overlooked. He is a wheelman, one of the very best in NASCAR, […]


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