Can UK finish above .500 in SEC?

Vaught’s Views

Since I started covering UK basketball in 1975, only once have the Cats failed to finish at least .500 in SEC play. that came in the 1988-89 season — Eddie Sutton’s final season at coach — when UK went 8-10. The last time UK was below .500 before that was in 1966-67 when Adolph Rupp’s team went 8-10. Could it […]



UK foe Auburn is now where Cats usually are

The Auburn Tigers are in an utterly unfamiliar position. The 10th-ranked Tigers enter the final few weeks of the regular season chasing a Southeastern Conference title and a high NCAA Tournament seed. They’re right about where Kentucky, which visits Auburn Arena Wednesday night, usually is this time of year. “We’re not used to it,” Auburn forward Desean Murray said. “We’ve […]

Rites held for Clara Sue Riley

Funeral services for Clara Sue “Pug” Riley, 72, of Blackey, were held February 12 at the Blackey Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Pearl Dixon Cemetery in Blackey. A daughter of the late Lucille Sizemore Stamper, she died February 8 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was the widow of McClellan Riley.

Services held for David Combs

David Darrel Combs, 66, of Whitco, died February 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. After a stroke in November 2016, he had been a resident of Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg where he made many friends. He was known to many as “Big Duke” from his youth. He enjoyed television, Westerns, crime shows, ‘70s shows, action movies, the comic […]

LCC boys drop 2 straight

The Letcher Central Cougars lost 68-48 at home last week to Cordia and 68-37 on the road Feb. 10 at 18-6 South Laurel to drop the Cougars’ record to 7-17. The Cougars wrap up their season at home against 16-6 Perry Central tomorrow night, Feb. 15. The third seed Letcher Central Cougars will host the 53rd District tournament next week […]

Compare award letters to find best college deal

Most high school seniors headed for college will soon be receiving financial aid award letters. Seniors and their parents should read those letters carefully, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) advises. The letter will usually show the total cost of attendance for one year, including tuition, fees, room, meals, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. It may also show […]

Rites held for Patty Cornett

Patty Cornett, 64, died February 6 at her home in Whitesburg. She was a daughter of the late Eli and Evelyn Boggs Sparkman, and a sister of the late Dealone Sparkman, Peggy Cornett and Yvonne Sparkman. Sur viving are two daughters, Diana Hoobler of Colorado, and Angel Cornett of Washington State; three brothers, Samual Sparkman of Gordon, Eli Sparkman of […]

Struggle continues for LCC girls

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars’ late season struggles against top flight competition, much of it on the road, continued last week with the Cougars dropping games at Harlan County and Shelby Valley. The Lady Cougars’ final two regular season games are at 19-7 Pikeville tomorrow evening, Feb. 15, and against visiting 6-20 Jenkins Feb. 17. The 11-14 Lady Cougars will […]