By LARRY VAUGHT
Since today is Heroes’ Day at Commonwealth Stadium to honor all active, reserve and veteran members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters and first responders, I think Kentucky needs to find a time for a moment of silence for former UK basketball standout Charles Hurt.
He passed away Friday from leukemia at age 55. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Hurt was beloved by former teammates and many, many UK fans even though he had not been back at UK for a basketball game since his graduation in 1983.
What a perfect time for UK to honor a truly terrific man because not only did he serve our country, but he was a hero to many youngsters in Shelby County when he led the Rockets to a state title and then to many young UK fans for the way he played the game.