July 11 cartoon
Ryan Knipp’s career record as baseball coach at Fairview doesn’t tell the whole story, and he can’t help feeling like the Eagles didn’t get to tell their whole story, either.
PAINTSVILLE Paintsville Independent Schools’ athletic programs are suspended and will remain so “until it is safe and appropriate to resume,” Paintsville High School principal Tiffany Austin said.
LEXINGTON The British 18th century writer-art historian-politician Horace Walpole coined the word “serendipity” in 1754 to describe a detective story – “The Three Princes of Serendip.”
Russell boys basketball coach Tom Barrick became the new president of the National High School Basketball Coaches Association last week. He is the first Kentucky coach to be elected to that position.
FLEMINGSBURG Fleming County has elected to keep its sports programs running after a Panthers athlete tested positive for COVID-19, superintendent Brian Creasman said Wednesday.
LEXINGTON KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett emailed “a strong recommendation” to member principals, superintendents and athletic directors Tuesday morning to shut down activity for spring sports, basketball and wrestling.
ASHLAND As Ashland’s boys basketball team racked up win after win last winter and found riveting ways to do it, since-retired athletic director Mark Swift compared Tomcats coach Jason Mays to P.T. Barnum.
BELLEFONTE Billy Gussler rescued his own round Wednesday, and with it some hope for northeastern Kentucky and Tri-State golfers, on a tough day for locals at the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior.
Not much about the way high school sports have operated since mid-March has seemed positive, and workouts in football — and every other sport except golf — look nothing like the Friday nights that produces the adrenaline coaches and players chase.
Rob Dibble quote-tweeted Jonathan Fraysure on July 9. Fraysure, who was 10 in 1990 when Dibble was a rising star for the Cincinnati Reds’ famed “Nasty Boys” bullpen, could scarcely contain himself 30 years later.
BELLEFONTE Typical of sports and society in 2020, the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance won’t perfectly resemble the 36 that came before it.
As much as Olivia Hensley has achieved on the golf course, it took a defeat to produce her greatest victory.
Larry Bailey saw the 513 area code glowing on his phone as it rang last week, thought it was a telemarketer and decided to have a little fun.
Barring extraordinary circumstances, Richard “Sonny” Martin will not be in attendance Friday when the Reds play their first regular season game, which hasn’t happened since 1988.
IRONTON In-person group workouts for Ironton High School’s athletic teams are on hold due to a positive COVID-19 test for a Fighting Tigers football player, district administrator Mark LaFon confirmed Monday night.
RACELAND Mark Lewis acknowledged what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls his “at-risk” status with a wry grin.
Seth Mills’s alma mater pairs the slogan “This is Home” with an “R” logo. He thinks he may grow to feel the same way about his new school, which retains the same first initial.
ASHLAND With eyes ahead toward weekend tournaments, the American Legion Ashland Post 76 and Portsmouth Post 23 senior baseball teams treated Tuesday night’s encounter at Central Park somewhat like a scrimmage.
ASHLAND One of the most prominent broadcasters in northeastern Kentucky and an area coach with clout are taking their professional relationship beyond pre- and post-game interviews.
The KHSAA Board of Control voted Friday to postpone the beginning of mandatory high school sports practices to at least Aug. 3, except for golf, which can start July 15.
Jim Host recently moved. The Ashland native and his wife, Pat, are both in their 80s, and they “downsized dramatically” to a house in Lexington which better fits their capability to take care of it, Host said.
FRANKFORT No decisions were made Tuesday during the Kentucky Department of Education’s weekly Special Superintendents’ Webcast regarding high school sports in the fall, but KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett said those events remain firmly on the table.
The Marshall-Western Kentucky men’s basketball rivalry has narrowly swung the Hilltoppers’ way of late, but the Herd scored something WKU couldn’t on Tuesday.
ASHLAND Hoping the fans around Ernie Chattin Field at Central Park had their fill this weekend, the pitchers for South Charleston and Chillicothe Post 757 decided to hurl gems and extinguish any thoughts of offensive fireworks.
This Week's Circulars
Andy Nathan Wilburn, 52, of Garrison, Kentucky passed away Monday August 9, 2020 at his residence in Garrison. Mr. Wilburn was born May 29, 1968, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of Missouri Jane Potter Wilburn and the late Robert Nathan Wilburn. He retired from Castle Marina in Greenup, where eve…
Carol Estep Maynard, 76, passed away on August 7, 2020, peacefully in her sleep at home. She was born December 9, 1943, at McAndrews, Ky. She's preceded in death by her husband Roy E. Maynard; as well as her parents Ed and Hazel Estep; brothers Ostis, Edgar Alvert, and Earl Estep; and sister…
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