Sports coverage ignores teams
It is difficult to understand why The Independent presents itself as a regional paper in community events, diverse area governmental entities, general news, and sports. In all of those areas, The Independent does a credible job except sports.
It seems that every high school team in the area is ignored unless they are playing Blazer, Russell, Fairview or Boyd County. It is natural to favor your core teams but the other teams from Greenup, Carter, Rowan, Lawrence, Lewis, Elliott, and Rowan, Fleming, Morgan and Johnson counties do not even get box scores published.
The attitude appears to be we don’t matter enough to get two lines in your paper with the scores. It would be unreasonable to expect a reporter at every game. However, I am certain that reliable personnel from each school would be thrilled to email the scores and/or stats. Other statewide papers do this. Why can't a regional paper at least cover its region?
The Independent does a great job with other local news and their obituary notices are exemplary. The Independent needs to look at what’s wrong with sports coverage.
Mike Malone, Grayson
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Independent has always welcomed and encouraged all school to report scores via phone calls or emails.