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Columns

  • Win some, lose some

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Saturday, Jan. 9, was the beginning of the NFL Playoffs, with the ultimate prize being a trip to Super Bowl 50 and a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Super Bowl 50 is no regular Super Bowl. however. It's the 50th Super Bowl to be played in the league's history, which is a pretty big deal.

  • UK fans haven’t seen the true Jamal Murray yet

    By Larry Vaught

    Former University of Kentucky standout Craig Yeast is returning to the college coaching ranks.
    He's the new offensive coordinator at Division III Franklin College, which is located just south of Indianapolis. He had been head coach at Freemont Ross High School in Ohio after previously coaching wide receivers at Tiffin College in Ohio.
    Franklin runs a spread offense that Yeast likes. Last year Franklin threw for over 4,000 yards and averaged 531 yards and 42 points per game. The team went 8-3 and made the NCAA playoffs.

  • The bigger man

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Losses are a bitter pill to swallow. Blowouts are even more of a bitter pill to swallow. Perhaps blowing a 31-point lead and losing a bowl game in triple overtime is one of the most bitter pills to swallow.

  • Vaught’s Views: Nation’s No. 6 basketball recruit joining UK next year

    By Larry Vaught

    What are Kentucky basketball fans going to see next year when 6-10 Edrice “Bam” Adebayo joins John Calipari’s team?

  • Not all about money

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

  • Kash Daniel wins award for being best football player in Kentucky

    By Larry Vaught

    Paintsville coach Joe Chirico knows exactly what he hopes everyone will remember about his star player, Kash Daniel.
    “That he gave his heart and soul to his teammates; that he left it all on the field, and the product was both entertaining and impressive,” said Chirico. “Kash was blessed with size, strength, and athletic ability, but it was his hard work and perseverance that allowed him to develop into the gifted athlete he is today.”

  • Are you all in?

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    One of the hardest parts of any task or project is starting it. The easiest is finishing it or reaping the benefits from it. 
    But what's the hardest part? Figuring out how to complete it the right way? Maybe. Getting the tools necessary to complete it? Also, maybe. 
    What about staying committed? It's hard to keep doing something when it's fatiguing, complex, and difficult to complete, isn't it?

  • Do yourself a favor - take a kid deer hunting

    Happy holidays this X-Mas season.
    Now I don’t know about you but I think that’s a load of manure! This is a warning, if you’re easily offended you best stop reading right now… fair warning issued!
    Here’s wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
    Yep, I said it. Felt no shame doing it and with very little regard to anyone’s delicate sensitivities!
    Oh yeah, “This does not reflect the views of The Lebanon Enterprise.”

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  • Vaught’s Views: Makayla Epps shows she’s a leader

    By Larry Vaught

    After some off-season issues, Kentucky junior Makayla Epps is becoming the player — and leader — that coach Matthew Mitchell hoped she would be when he had to discipline her.
    “That’s something that I have prepared myself for,” Epps said. “Coach Mitchell and I have talked about that. He said that the ball is going to need to be in my hands and I am perfectly fine with that. It’s just the trust he has in me, the trust my teammates have in me, and I trust in my coach and my teammates.”

  • Confidence vs. arrogance

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Can you tell when you see someone who's arrogant? They think they're better than everyone else, and they think of themselves as perfect. Worst of all, they're blind to their own mistakes and refuse to acknowledge them. It annoys us probably to be in their presence since they feel the need to establish their self-proclaimed superiority to everyone they see and they're just a drag on everyone else.