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Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench to auction memorabilia in Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Hunt Auctions has announced the offering of the personal collection from Hall of Fame catcher and Cincinnati Reds icon Johnny Bench. The collection will consist of materials dating from Bench’s Minor League career until after his final Major League Baseball season in 1983. The Bench Collection will be the showcase offering within the 17th annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Live Auction...

Kentucky by Heart: Encounter with baseball great Pee Wee Reese one very special moment in a life of many

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist When Louisville’s amazing baseball Hall of Famer Pee Wee Reese posed with me for a picture standing on the dais of a Cystic Fibrosis recognition event back in the winter of 1988, it seemed like a pretty cool thing… but only one of many cool things that have happened in my life. Truth is, being both a baseball fan and a baseball card collector since my childhood,...

Once home to Murray State football, Cutchin Field’s winning ways continue with women’s soccer

Once the home of Murray State football, Cutchin Field (formerly known as Cutchin Stadium) began serving as the home pitch for a different type of football when it became the venue for the women’s soccer program during its inaugural season in 2000. Nestled in the middle of campus, Cutchin Field hosted games for the Racer football team, once known as the Thoroughbreds, from 1924 to 1972. Murray...

UK’s Rosalind Harris inducted into George Washington Carver Hall of Fame

Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky’s Rosalind Harris recently was presented with the George Washington Carver Public Service Award and inducted into the Hall of Fame during the 77th annual Professional Agricultural Workers Conference at Tuskegee University. The award recognizes an individual whose work mirrors the philosophy of George Washington Carver, as reflected...

Dr. Karl Dawson of Alltech inducted into UK’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences Hall of Fame

Dr. Karl Dawson, chairman of Alltech’s scientific advisory board, has been inducted into the Animal and Food Sciences Hall of Fame in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. The annual award, the highest that the department can bestow, recognizes someone who has made outstanding contributions to the department and to Kentucky animal agriculture. A nomination letter...

Keith Taylor: Wildcats have history with Houston, defeated Cougars during early 80s glory days

Houston had it going on in the early 1980s and was a consistent national title contender. During a three-year span from 1982-84, the Cougars made three appearances in the Final Four and were national runner-up twice. Following a loss to Georgetown in the 1984 national championship game, the Cougars went into hiding and “Phi Slama Jama” became a thing of the past. Houston rarely lost during those...

Pete Rose to be inducted into Reds Hall of Fame; No. 14 jersey to be retired during June ceremony

The day Reds fans on both sides of the river have long awaited is here. Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame and his number 14 jersey retired during 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, June 24-26, 2016. Rose was selected as the sole inductee for the class of 2016 by the Reds Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Pete Rose was selected as the sole inductee for...