• Tee Time: Golf isn’t always a gentleman’s game

    By Dennis George

    Golf is described as a gentleman’s game, but, unfortunately, golfers don’t always fit that description.
    Surely most of you have played with that person who always cuts corners, if you will, so as to win those few extra bucks or to shave a couple of strokes off their score.
    They don’t bend the rules; they break them.
    And when you see it happen, you don’t know if you should laugh, get upset, or say something.

  • Renewed focus

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    There are so many example unbelievable and did-you-just-see-that moments in sports. The world of sports is full of such moments that leave fans in shock, either in the form of disgust or elated joy. Such is the happening in sports.
    The prime example of those particular moments in sports I just mentioned is the comeback. Think about it. A team is down by a significant margin, only to storm back furiously and snatch a victory away from the other team that felt it had safely secured a win.

  • Frog season starts Friday, squirrel season starts Saturday

    I’m going to depart from my usual silliness for just a moment.
    May 21 is Armed Forces Day so be sure to thank an active duty and veterans for the freedoms we enjoy!
    Doing our part to say “Thank you,” our local VFW Post is hosting a breakfast for all military personnel. It’ll be Saturday morning running beginning at 8 a.m. at the post on Veterans Drive. That’s Saturday, May 21.
    Since everything is furnished all you need to bring is your appetite!

  • Vaught’s Views: Bam can be the ’beast’ UK lacked last season

    By Larry Vaught

    Whenever he can, Kentucky signee Bam Adebayo likes to be in the gym … and not just when he is working out or playing a game.
    "I am in the gym every day. I just love being in the gym. Even if I am just sitting there, and sometimes I do that, I love it," said Adebayo. "I've always been that way."
    Kentucky coach John Calipari has not tried to add his feelings about Adebayo, who was a double-double machine in high school.

  • Tee Time: Golfers guilty of wanting instant gratification

    By Dennis George

    Golfers are a finicky bunch.
    Like most in today’s world, we look for instant gratification and will try the latest and greatest invention that will enable us to knock those last few strokes off of our score.

  • World of change

    By Gerard Flanagan, Sports Correspondent

    The sports world is full of change. Change can come in the form of a head coach's resignation, a player's retirement, or a sudden injury. Change can either be embraced, rejected, or a mix of both. You first reject it but come to accept it, or vice versa.

  • Woods and waters: Barely a gobble this turkey season

    As 2016’s spring turkey season neared its end I was determined to hunt the last weekend hard … real hard!
    I was up at 4:30 a.m., so I could get in my ground blind early. You know, to let the woods “settle down.”
    As the sun was barely cresting the horizon I heard it - a gobble. A few minutes later I heard another, or was it the same one? But the second gobble was closer. Wait a minute; maybe it is the same bird … headed my way!

  • Vaught’s Views: There’s reason to be optimistic when it comes to UK football

    By Larry Vaught

    After failing to get to a bowl the last two years despite having great chances to do so each year, coach Mark Stoops knows many fans are disgruntled and need to see improvements on the field to believe again in the program like they did when he first got to UK.
    He said the maturity of quarterback Drew Barker, who started games at the end of last season, is one reason to be optimistic.

  • Tee time: Golf course pet peeves and other potpourri

    By Dennis George
    Guest columnist

    What bothers you on the golf course?
    Is there something about your playing partners that drives you crazy?

  • Heartbreak

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Sports are full of moments of pure joy and excitement. The buzzer-beating shots, the game-winning touchdowns on the last play, and walk-off home runs all provide us with the awesome sense of awe, excitement and joy. We sense our teams are going to lose and the hope of winning is slim to none. After all, it comes down to one play, one out, one throw, one last chance. Then, before our eyes, something amazing happens. A huge swing of emotions ensues as you go from hopelessness to disbelief to pure joy.