Larry Vaught is a seven-time winner of the Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year award and has covered University of Kentucky sports since 1975. He worked at The Advocate-Messenger in Danville, KY for more than 40 years and was the newspaper’s sports editor from the mid-1990s through 2015. He still lives in Danville.

Larry now has a syndicated UK sports column appearing in 25 newspapers across the state and also joins Mark Buerger and Anthony White on WLAP Sunday Morning Sports each week in Lexington as well as appearing each Tuesday with Tom Leach on The Leach Report.

In addition, he does a Kentucky Sports Minute each weekday for WPBK (102.9 in Stanford, KY) Radio Group that is on eight stations, plus a weekly UK radio show.

He’s a contributor to Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and several other publications.

Besides being selected for the Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year award by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, he has won numerous Kentucky Press Association writing awards. He is a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, Danville Schools Hall of Fame, Danville Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and 12th Region Hall of Fame.


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  1. Cats79

    Just notice that Anthony Davis is in the Barbershop next cut movie. What else he can’t do lol. Sure do miss him as a cat player he would have broken all the records at UK had he stay. He was a rarity that we may never see.

    1. Larry Vaught

      Never ever another one like him

      1. RJ


        How do I contact the folks that manage this site? When replying to a post there is no problem. But if I leave a post before anyone else, the post will not appear. This also happens when I leave a post that is not a “reply”.

        1. Larry Vaught

          I will try to check on that for you R.J. No one else has reported this problem, but let me see what I can find out

  2. Cats79

    Gotta like J.B Holmes chances tomorrow at the Masters only 6 shots behind.

  3. Cats79

    Hey Larry, heard anything about that kid from Texas that was supposed to announce his choice either us or Duke last Sunday. I can’t think the kid name.

    1. Larry Vaught

      Hearing Bolden not even sure now when he will announce

  4. Cats79

    OK, thanks Larry!!!

  5. Cats79

    Just heard that Amile Jefferson Davis has been given fifth year hardship for Duke. This could boost our chances of getting Bolden.

  6. Cats79

    Larry, thought about doing a big story about Tom Hammonds? Its my understanding that this will be his last Olympics’ and last year of broadcasting sports events. He will be miss when he hangs it up.

    1. Larry Vaught

      I do indeed hope to catch up with Tom Hammond

  7. Cats79

    Don’t know if you heard yet. Good news about Brisco his MRI came out clean just got a deep bruised that will take time to heal. Day by day status

  8. Cats79

    Sean Woods has been suspended until for further notice due to hitting two of his players. He’s has been charge assault battery, this happen near my home town Henderson,ky over at Evansville, Ind. Thought give you this infro in case you haven’t heard.

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