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Columns

  • Vaught’s Views: Davonte Robinson an overlooked member of UK's 2016 recruiting class

    By Larry Vaught

    Most years Davonte Robinson would have been the marquee in-state player in Kentucky’s football recruiting class.
    He led Henry Clay in tackles for three straight years (he had 100 tackles and one interception as a senior) and was the top-rated defensive back in the state with offers from Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State and many others along with UK.
    He was a Class AAA 100-meter dash state champion as a sophomore and helped Henry Clay win team titles in 2015 and 2016.

  • Tee Time: A golfer’s dream: A hole-in-one

    By Dennis George
    Golf columnist

    It’s one of the great golf commercials of all time.
    A young man is playing by himself late one evening and tees his ball up on a par-3 hole. He crisply hits an iron shot onto the green, and thinks it goes into the hole.
    He straps his clubs onto his shoulder and runs towards the green. As he approaches it, he anxiously looks for his ball and slowly walks towards the cup. He picks his ball out of the hole, and looks around, seeing no one.

  • Rio 2016

    The 2016 Summer Olympics officially got underway in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5, and will continue until Aug. 21. For 16 days, more than 11,000 athletes will represent their country in 306 events, and will look to claim gold in their respective events. As of Sunday evening, Australia had received the most gold medals with three but the U.S. was tied with a host of other countries with seven total metals (these figures, of course, will change). Kosovo also made a little history of its own by winning its first-ever medal in any Olympic Games (and for good measure, it was gold).

  • Woods and Waters: The ‘unofficial’ opening day of 2016 hunting season is Sept. 1

    Coming up in just three weeks is one of an outdoorsman’s … or woman’s… most important dates!
    I hate saying it, but if ya don’t know what it is then shame on you. It’s when friends get together have a great time and, if you’re lucky, eat a great redneck cookin’.

  • Vaught’s views: Morris family is looking forward to Lady Cats’ basketball season

    By Larry Vaught

    When it comes to playing basketball, Maci Morris has to have it in her blood.
    The Kentucky sophomore guard's mother, Patti, was a standout at Harlan High School and played at Transylvania. Her father, Lewis, was a standout athlete at Cumberland High School and went on to play at East Tennessee State and Cumberland College.

  • Sharing golf stories aplenty

    By Dennis George

    Golf courses are a great place to share stories with friends, in part because of the amount of time that can be spent standing around while waiting to hit. Let me share some with you.

  • Accuracy

    According to Pro Football Reference, Drew Brees holds the record for all time completion percentage for quarterbacks with a 66.4 percent completion percentage. Steve Kerr holds the all-time record for three-point percentage at 45.4 percent. Both of these players are (or in Kerr’s case, were) extremely accurate in their own ways and were sure to find a lot of success either on the court or field.

  • Woods and Waters: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet is Saturday

    First up I need to tell ya again about the annual Central Kentucky Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Banquet coming up this Saturday, Aug. 6.
    It’ll be at Lebanon’s Centre Square and the doors open at 5 p.m. Advanced tickets are encouraged and available from most RMEF committee members - John O. Thomas and Keith Brock to name two.

  • Vaught’s Views: University of Kentucky football Fan Day is Saturday

    By Larry Vaught

    Fans will have a chance to meet and greet University of Kentucky football players Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium during Fan Day. My guess is that one of the most popular players will be freshman linebacker Kash Daniel of Paintsville.
    Sure, he's a Kentucky guy. And a Kentucky guy from eastern Kentucky who never wavered in his commitment to the Wildcats.
    He's also a special football player with unique skills. He won the Paul Hornung Award in Kentucky and was a U.S. Army All-American.

  • Tee Time: A bit of a history lesson in golf terms

    By Dennis George

    I don’t always get the chance to read these columns once they go to print. And as many of you may have noticed, I don’t do a very good job of editing them before I hit the send key on my laptop.
    So you can imagine how I felt when I did look at the headline in The Kentucky Standard that accompanied my June 29 diatribe.
    “Bunkers still pose a challenge for this duffer.”
    I’m a duffer, huh.