At age 72, longtime Kentucky Wildcats media figure Oscar Combs says he will not be part of the UK radio pregame shows in 2016-17. “There are different stages in life,” The Cats’ Pause founder says, “and it’s time for me to do something different.”
Kentucky Speedway is only in its sixth year as a Sprint Cup track, yet it seems on its way to developing a unique victory “symbol” all its own. Last year, as part of a sponsorship agreement with Louisville-based Crosley Brands, the Sparta track started presenting jukeboxes to its race winners.
Ben Rhodes, a 2015 graduate of Louisville’s Holy Cross High School, has found his first year driving full-time in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series educational in ways both good (back-to-back top 5 runs) and not-as-good (first trip to the NASCAR hauler after a last-lap wreck with the race leader).
In recent years, repaved racetracks have been perceived by NASCAR drivers and fans to yield bad racing. With a newly-repaved track set to play host to its first Sprint Cup race, Kentucky Speedway officials hope steps they have taken will show that entertaining competition is possible on a new racing surface
The all-time winningest coach in the rich history of Kentucky high school boys basketball, Scott County’s Billy Hicks (910-264), will be inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in Elizabethtown on July 9.
It is a little known facet of Pat Summitt’s story that, had things gone differently early in her career, she might have achieved her Hall of Fame status coaching women’s basketball at Kentucky, not Tennessee.
If not for an unexpected turn of the college coaching carousel some 43 years ago, Warren Bryant would not be in Lexington this week as a member of the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 14th induction class. As 1973’s college football recruiting battles heated up, the Miami product had no ties to Kentucky and no intention of forming any. Instead, he wound up as one of the best football players in University of Kentucky history
Fifty-two years after ex-Kentucky Wildcats head man Blanton Collier coached the Browns to the 1964 NFL championship, it remains the most recent professional sports championship claimed by a Cleveland team.
After three years of nearly missing, Lindsey Wilson College broke through in 2015-16 and won the NAIA level of the Directors’ Cup signifying the most successful, all-around sports program in the country.
At Muhammad Ali’s Islamic prayer service Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center, it is no exaggeration to say that in the faces there to pray for the late boxing champion, one could literally see the world. There were black faces, brown faces, white faces — and pretty much every shade of face in between.
Studio Players presents its annual 10 Minute Play Festival July 28-31, 2016 at the Carriage House Theatre on Bell Court in Lexington, Kentucky. We had actors from each of the seven 10-minute plays in the festival explain their shows in 10 seconds (or so).
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10-minute plays, explained in 10 seconds
Lexington Police to begin using body cameras
Video shows Lexington airline passenger charged with attacking flight crew
See Lexington police body camera in action in traffic stop