If you like a chance to discuss Kentucky football or basketball, or any local sports, then make sure to listen to WHIR-AM (1230) and WHBN-AM (1420) on Thursday when former UK¿center Dave Hopewell and I resume our college football-oriented talk show.
We will be on from 6 to 7 p.m. each Thursday during the football season to look ahead to upcoming Kentucky¿games as well as the top local sports stories each week.
You can also hear the show online at hometownlive.net.
We’ve had a fun two years doing the show and hope this will be an even more informative and entertaining season for all of us.
And if you have a topic you know you would like us to discuss, email me at email@example.com by noon each Thursday and we will try to answer your question.
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In case you missed it, the Mallards Beat the Experts Football Contest started again this week. The entry blank was in Monday’s Advocate and can also be accessed online at www.BeattheKYExperts.com. The overall contest winner wins a hamburger entree from Mallards, and the next two best entries receive a free appetizer.
News anchor Jennifer Palumbo of WDKY-TV (Ch. 56) is the guest expert for this year’s contest.
All entries must be submitted by noon Friday or at the Advocate by noon Friday.
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Danville Drug Company is the new sponsor of the Area MVP that will be announced each Wednesday. High school athletes from each area school are eligible based on their performances the previous week, and one athlete will be honored each week. The first MVP will be named Aug. 22.
Danville Office Equipment will also again honor the Area Scholar-Athlete of the Week beginning Sept. 5 and continuing through June. Sophomore, junior and senior athletes who maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average are eligible for nomination by coaches and athletic directors, and winners will be picked based on GPA, academic awards and extracurricular activities.
A Female and Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year will also be chosen and honored by Danville Office Equipment in June.
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Finally, if you have a son or daughter playing high school sports, encourage the head coach to report results for publication. It seems to be getting harder and harder to find coaches who do that, and that costs deserving student-athletes recognition.