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  • 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.

  • Back at it

    It's already the end of July, and we are quickly approaching the beginning of many things: school (not particularly looking forward to it personally), football season and high school sports. As the season draws closer, the sports team are already out on the field practicing their techniques, getting in shape for the upcoming season, and receiving advice from their coaches. Sports players themselves have all sorts of responsibilities and jobs, from protecting the quarterback, to protecting the basket, to guarding their man, and many, many other tasks.

  • Woods and Waters: Outdoorsmen must stay hydrated in these hot temps

    First off I want to congratulate Detective Byron Richardson on his retirement from the Lebanon Police Department after 20-plus years of service. A job well done!
    Don’t forget, the Central Kentucky Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon. You can get more information and ticket by contacting John O. Thomas at Lebanon City Hall or Leo Essex at 502-507-4100 or by contacting him at leo.essex@hecmfg.com.

  • Vaught’s Views: UK quarterback wants to prove he’s a leader on and off the field

    By Larry Vaught

    Give Drew Barker credit for understanding that many University of Kentucky fans really do not yet know him -- and he wants to keep working to change that.
    "I know I have had some setbacks before but I would not label that as who I am as a person. I am definitely nice and polite. Sometimes people get the wrong picture of someone and you can't tell that is really not right if you don't know them," said the Kentucky sophomore quarterback.

  • Tee Time: Remembering how it all began

    By Dennis George

    A trip down memory lane.
    It was Christmas of 1966 when I looked under the tree and saw my first set of golf clubs.
    Back in those days, a child’s first set included a driver, 3 wood, 3-5-7 and 9 irons and a putter. Down the road, if you were lucky, you got to fill in the 4-6 and 8 irons. The lucky guys had a wedge in their bag. We didn’t know what a sand wedge was.

  • Brotherhood

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

  • Woods and Waters: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet is Aug. 6

    When I got up Sunday morning and turned on my TV I saw where some Baton Rouge police officers had been assassinated. What’s wrong with people? What’s wrong with the “famous” and “important” people who seem to condone such actions?
    What’s wrong with people who blame our guns and not the people who use them? What’s wrong?

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    Mark your calendars for Aug. 6. Why? Well, cause that’s the Saturday evening when the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host their annual banquet/fundraiser!

  • Vaught’s Views: Former Wildcat is now an NBA veteran

    By Larry Vaught

    When Patrick Patterson joined the Toronto Raptors two years ago, his mother admits she did not know coach Dwane Casey was a former Kentucky player or assistant coach.
    "I just did not know that at all," said Tywanna Patterson. "But I love Dwane Casey. He lets young men play their game. The NBA is a little different from college. In college, whatever the coach says goes. In the NBA, there is more leeway and if a player has an idea for setting up a play or something, the coaches listen.