A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Jamie Vaught: With summer winding down, here are a few books to help keep the season going

This is the first of a two-part series about recently-published nonfiction books, beginning with several volumes on baseball, that you may enjoy this summer. • “The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record” by John Eisenberg (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26) is basically a well-researched story about two baseball legends who held the incredible record for consecutive...

Jamie Vaught: He may be a bit biased, but Grevey likes watching former Wildcats playing in the NBA

For many years, Kevin Grevey has worked as a scout for NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. And the ex-Kentucky Wildcat All-American said in a recent interview with this columnist that he is having more fun following NBA as the league is now loaded with former UK hoops standouts. “I love my Kentucky Wildcats,” said Grevey who played as a 6-5 forward at Kentucky and graduated in 1975. And that could be a...

Billy Reed: No longer mesmerizing, today's college basketball could use some changes

In more than 50 years of covering college basketball, I have never gone to a game hoping to see a defensive battle. Never. I have gone to games dreading a defensive battle. But I have never looked forward to that 52-49 scrum when both teams look as if they’re afraid to shoot. And when they do finally let go off the ball, it’s more apt to be Anvil Chorus than string music.   I love offense....

Billy Reed: No longer mesmerizing, today’s college basketball could use some changes

In more than 50 years of covering college basketball, I have never gone to a game hoping to see a defensive battle. Never. I have gone to games dreading a defensive battle. But I have never looked forward to that 52-49 scrum when both teams look as if they’re afraid to shoot. And when they do finally let go off the ball, it’s more apt to be Anvil Chorus than string music.   I love offense....