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Billy Reed: Looking for the coaches who teach values and character — and not just pursuit of big money

My interest in sports has been tempered by what’s happening these days in our government. It’s difficult for me to get excited about a game, even the Super Bowl, when the cable networks are reporting about attacks on our Constitution and democratic ideals. I wish I could have lunch with the late Ed Ryan. When I was sports editor of The Courier-Journal of Louisville in the late 1970s and ‘80s,...

Jamie’s Bookshelf: Ten recently published books to curl up with as the frigid temperatures grip the state

By Jamie H. Vaught KyForward Columnist First of two parts   As the frigid temperatures continue their hold on the state, here’s a list of recently-published nonfiction books that offer some good winter reading. • “James Still: A Life” by Carol Boggess (University Press of Kentucky, $40) is a new lengthy biography about one of Kentucky’s most famous writers. Still first achieved...