Discover Prestonsburg, the “Star City of Eastern Kentucky”. Whether you’re into outdoor adventure, musical entertainment, theatre, history or science, Prestonsburg has a little something for everyone. Located along U.S. 23, the country music highway, Prestonsburg offers an array of musical entertainment. The Mountain Arts Center is a performing arts venue that hosts the Billie Jean Osborne’s KY Opry. Be mesmerized by the local talent on stage that will leave you understanding why we say, “There’s something in the water”. The KY Opry kicks off June 17. If you’re looking for just a relaxing music evening, checkout some of our local restaurants such as McGuire’s Brickhouse or Lizzie B’s on Friday and Saturday Nights that have local bands performing into the night.
Catch an outdoor theatre show at the Jenny Wiley Theatre this summer. This year’s summer shows will include Tarzan and Madagascar. Shows start June 23 for a magical experience under the stars. For history buffs, educate yourselves at the Battle of Middlecreek, the largest Civil War battle in Eastern KY or tour through the Historic Samuel May House. Explore the East Kentucky Science Center & Varia Planetarium one of the most technologically advanced planetariums in the nation. You also don’t want to miss out on the Hubble Exhibit on display until September.
For the outdoor enthusiast, enjoy Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. The park features plenty of hiking, biking, fishing, birding, boating opportunities and even elk tours during the fall & winter season. Check out our newly created Sugar Camp Mountain Trails that add an additional 26 miles of mountain biking that are like no other in the region. Like Kayaking? Experience our Levisa Fork PaddleFest, the fourth Saturday May – Sept., and kayak up the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River into Paintsville. Of course no trip to Prestonsburg is complete without a trip to StoneCrest Golf Course, whether an avid golfer or just there to take in the views, this reclaimed strip mine is a beauty like no other. Call Prestonsburg Tourism at 800-844-4704 or visit prestonsburgky.org for more information.
The Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Series is Sad
After losing 17 straight games, the Kentucky All-Stars defeated Indiana 111-110 in double overtime. Dozens of people went wild after the victory in Frankfort.
Ding dong the streak is dead! Kentucky 111, Indiana 110 in double overtime. pic.twitter.com/xJ2nOU6VlS
– Josh Moore (@HLpreps) June 11, 2017
Flener Made Golf Digest
Your favorite former KSR Bachelor Recap Writer has taken his fame to a new level. Now a caddie for Stephan Jaeger on the Web.com Tour, the second win of the season (a win that will promote Jaeger to the PGA Tour) caused Aaron Flener to create a celebration worthy of a Golf Digest article.
Following Jaeger’s two-shot victory at the Rust-Oleum Championship, Flener enjoyed a celebratory beverage from the goblet-shaped piece of hardware. Or rather, some celebratory beverages. The dude can chug.
Couldn’t drink out of the last trophy so I had to take advantage of this opportunity. pic.twitter.com/iRGoMYe4sC
– Aaron Flener (@AaronFlener) June 12, 2017
As a person who’s spent time with Flener in Nashville, I agree, the dude can chug.
An Update on Last Chance U‘s Brittany Wagner
Brittany Wagner is back in the business of helping college student-athletes. The breakout star of Netflix’s Last Chance U, which returns for season 2 on July 21, left EMCC for a marketing position at Newk’s Eatery. It didn’t take her long to return to her passion. Her new venture is called 10 Thousand Pencils, a company that will provide counseling and life skills coaching for at-risk student-athletes. From Al.com:
“Wagner said her goal is not to take the place of traditional school counselors and advisors, but to enhance what they are already doing. In the same way a private quarterback coach can help a high school player develop into a college prospect, Wagner hopes her service can take an athlete on the verge of failing many of his classes and help him gain academic eligibility for college.”
END PIG WRESTLING!
Normally WDRB viewers are subjected to Bill Lamb and his Point of View, but today they were treated to a guest editorial from a concerned Harrison County citizen. Ray Wilson is tired of the annual pig wrestling match and he wants the “embarrassment” to be stopped immediately.
Catch Up with a Future Star for UK Hoops
If you listened to today’s radio show, you may have heard Matt mention the talented girls basketball players Eastern Kentucky is producing. His timing was impeccable.
Larry Vaught caught up with Harlan County’s Blair Green, a top 40 player in the 2018 class that averaged 23.1 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior for the Black Bears. Currently committed to Kentucky, the Miss Basketball favorite said she already has an outstanding relationship with a former Miss Basketball from the mountains, Maci Morris.
“Maci is Maci. She is so much fun and her game is just unbelievable,” Green said. “She surprised a lot of people even from her hometown by coming to Kentucky and starting. I don’t think a lot of people thought she could do that but I know how good she is. When we work out together she helps me and gives me faith in my game.”
This is How You End a Baseball Game, Folks
There are two perfect ways to end baseball games. You can strike out the side, like Sean Hjelle did in the Regional Final against N.C. State, or you can go yard. Wake Forrest’s Ben Breazeale went yard over the giant scoreboard to end the game and send the Super Regional to a third and decisive game three. It doesn’t get much cooler than that.
– NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 12, 2017
On a semi-related note, the KSR Baseball Podcast will take a week to exhale. Trey and Coach Madison will be back next week to review the historic season and look at the future of Kentucky baseball.
KTR is Back
The Game of Thrones Season 2 review will be on your Kentucky Sports Radio podcast feed before you know it. Keep your eyes peeled. If you’d rather hear us stick to sports, Freddie’s Depth Chart Podcast returns tomorrow night.
The KSR Summer Tour Goes to London
Matt Jones and the KSR Crew will spend the second day of the first leg of the KSR Tour at the Sleep Outfitters in London, Kentucky. Make sure you don’t miss any of the other June stops before Matt takes a brief hiatus in the month of July.
6/12 — Prestonsburg — Stonecrest Golf Course
6/13 — London — Sleep Outfitters
6/14 — Russell Springs — Lawless-Smith True Value
6/15 — Somerset — Ashley Furniture
6/16 — Lexington — Don Franklin Auto on Richmond Road
6/19 — Danville — Dexter Insurance
6/20 — Leitchfield — Future Designs
6/21 — Louisville — Academy Sports on Outer Loop
6/22 — Henderson — Sleep Outfitters
6/23 — Owensboro area — Don Moore Auto
The Hey Kentucky! Casting Call is Saturday
Your chance to make TV magic is here. Come to Fayette Mall this Saturday, June 17th. Registration begins at 10:00 A.M. Once registered, you will be interviewed by a producer. The best of the best will be selected to come back later that evening to try out in front of the esteemed panel of judges.
MUST BE 18 years or older to try out for the competition.
MUST BE a Kentucky Resident.
MUST BRING a valid driver’s license with you.
MUST have fun.