January 27, 2004
Members of the Harrodsburg Rotary Club were asked what is the most frustrating thing about being a University of Kentucky sports fan at their meeting last week. Here are responses from those Kentucky fans who answered the question: Michael Keller: "For me, the most difficult part of being a UK sports fan is the chronic poor performance of the football program. " Vance Smith:" "Most frustrating times are when Tubby (Smith) calls a timeout when things aren't going well and nothing changes after the timeout.
September 2, 2007
Former Cats Pause publisher and UK sports guru Oscar Combs gave me the complete details of how Appalachian State pulled off one of the biggest upsets in college football in recent memory on my way up to the press box in Kentucky's home opener against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night. Combs was relaying the details of the Mountaineers' 34-32 triumph over Michigan in Ann Arbor that sent shockwaves throughout college football nation. While Combs was telling this writer the details down to the last play, UK coach Rich Brooks was likely doing the same to his team as they prepared to take on the Colonels in the season opener for both teams.
September 25, 2008
Ben "Benny" William Gabbert, Jr., 63, of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16 at his residence. A native of Lexington, he was born Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1944 to the late Ben W. and Helen Broaddus Gabbert. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors degree in animal science, was a farmer, employed as a feed salesman and territory representative of Burkmann Mills, an avid UK sports fan, and an active member of Waynesburg PTO, Lincoln County Cattleman's Association, and St. Mildred's Catholic Church in Somerset.
December 19, 2007
James Kelly Craig "Jimmy", 62, of Eureka Springs Drive, died Dec. 13, 2007. Born in Martin, Tenn. on Aug. 2, 1945, he was the son of the late McCoy "Mac" and Floris Janet Chambers Craig. He was an active participant in Connections Lexington and an avid UK sports fan. He was a member of Trinity Hill United Methodist Church. He is survived by two sisters, Elaine and Karen Craig both of Lexington, one brother, David Lewis and wife Debbie Craig of Buckingham, Ill., several nieces, nephews and cousins, an aunt, Jacqueline C. West of Nicholasville and one uncle, Edward L. Craig of New Carlisle, Ohio.
August 1, 2006
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February 25, 2005
LEXINGTON - Moments after Kentucky coach Tubby Smith said freshman point guard Rajon Rondo likely would not practice today and might not play Saturday at Alabama, Rondo sent word to media members through the UK sports information office that he planned to practice today. Rondo, who is off limits to the media along with UK's other freshmen, was walking normally when he came to practice. His status is in doubt because he suffered a bruised rib in Wednesday's win over Auburn.
May 7, 2012
Kentucky singer/actress Laura Bell Bundy didn't need a lot of persuading to join Montgomery Gentry at Buster's Billiards and Backroom in Lexington on Wednesday night for a benefit concert to help relief victims through the Kentucky Red Cross. “I want to help the people of my home state as much as I can. The tornado was devastating, and if I can sing and entertain to raise funds for them, I will. In fact, we (Montgomery Gentry and concert sponsor 98.1 The Bull), along with other country music artists, have been trying to plan a concert for the last few months so I'm very glad this came together.” Bundy, 31, has performed in a number of Broadway roles as well as appeared on TV and in films.
May 20, 2009
Herbert H. "Pete" Royse, Jr., 68, beloved husband of Mary Sue Willis Royse, died Saturday, May 16. He was a teacher, coach and administrator with the Jessamine County schools for 43 years. He was born in Nicholasville, Jan. 29, 1941, to the late Herbert H. Royse and Gertrude Conn Royse. He was a 1958 graduate of Nicholasville High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Master's Degrees from the University of Kentucky, a member of Theta chapter of Kappa Alpha Order and Phi Delta Kappa education fraternity.
April 1, 2013
If you are a Kentucky football or basketball fan, you likely know WLEX-TV (Channel 18) sports anchor Mary Jo Perino. She's been a smiling face that openly roots for the Big Blue but yet comes across as knowledgeable and fair and not a homer. Soon she'll be leaving her job to pursue other opportunities that will make it easier for her to spend time with her 7-year-old son. Our loss on April 16, her final day, is her gain and her son's gain and how could you not be happy for her. Still, after watching her for 10 years at WLEX (2002 to 2006 and then from 2007 until now after a brief stint in Atlanta)