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EKU’s Jackie Alexander: A unique journey from Army officer in Iraq to college basketball coach

Jackie Alexander was raised 30 miles south of Eastern Kentucky University’s campus, along the Dix River in a small, close-knit community called Brodhead. Population at the last census: 1,211. “There’s something special about growing up where everyone knows everyone,” she said. Alexander became a basketball star at nearby Rockcastle County High School. As a senior in 2010, she led...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: White bass runs ‘around the corner’ as temperatures warm

An angler reels in a white bass from the Dix River in the headwaters of Herrington Lake in this vintage photo. During the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, the lake held a regional reputation for productive white bass fishing during the spring runs. This fishery is on the rebound. The spring white bass runs give anglers all over Kentucky a chance at some exciting fishing.(Photo from Ky. Fish and Wildlife)   By...