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Larry Vaught, Author at The Advocate-Messenger


Echols helped make Gator Bowl even more special for one Kentucky family

  Ally Echols grew up a Kentucky fan in Shepherdsville and met her husband, Thomas Paine Echols, a few months before he graduated high school ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:55 pm


Allen making a difference with added playing time

Recently Kentucky coach John Calipari tried to compare the emergence of Dontaie Allen to former UK stars Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Immanuel Quickley because they both ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Sunday, January 10, 2021 6:13 pm


Students send cards to encourage healthcare workers

It’s pretty amazing the way students — and others — in my area have found a way to show local health care workers just how ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, January 1, 2021 8:00 am


Cats honor teammate Oats with wearing of his #22

No matter what had happened at the Kentucky-Auburn game Saturday, Kentucky was going to be a winner, Or at least that is what this old ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:58 pm


Cheerleader with area ties rises from UK to the NFL

Former University of Kentucky dance team member Savannah Guzman still remembers being asked when she was interviewed by the Atlanta Falcons cheer team what it ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:23 am


Spivey’s star shined at UK

Just how good was former Kentucky center Bill Spivey, the first 7-footer to play at Kentucky and the national player of the year in 1951 ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, September 7, 2020 6:46 am


Benny Snell loving life in Pittsburgh

Former Kentucky running back Benny Snell “loves” life with the Pittsburgh Steelers according to his mother, April. “It is beautiful there. Hilly, great bridges. It’s ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Sunday, August 30, 2020 4:01 pm


Bohanna one of best interior linemen in SEC

Kentucky defensive coordinator Brad White knows nose guard Quinton Bohanna can make highlight plays and has while starting the last 19 UK games. White just ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:56 pm


Former UK running back White concerned about COVID-shortened season

How often have you heard that an eight-game Southeastern Conference schedule is a grind for every league team and how welcome the bye weeks are ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:29 am


UK football season pushed back to Sept. 26

Kentucky will not start its football season now until Sept. 26 and will be playing 10 Southeastern Conference games. Athletics director Mitch Barnhart says the ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:27 am

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