Hats off to a hall of famer
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is about sports, so it’s only fitting that the majority of people chosen for induction in the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame have been selected for their achievements as players or coaches. But it’s also appropriate that the hall has room for a few others who have made significant contributions in other areas, and it’s appropriate that one of those people sits 10 feet to my right in the Advocate office.
Advocate sports editor Larry Vaught was one of 13 people honored tonight at the KHSAA hall’s induction ceremony in Lexington. It’s an honor that only a handful of media members have received since the hall was established in 1988, and one Larry certainly deserves.
Along with his late father and predecessor, Bill, Larry has elevated the Advocate’s coverage of high school sports within our circulation area to a level that I’m not sure any other news outlet in Kentucky can match. I’m proud to have been a part of that for some time now, and proud to salute my colleague and boss on what he said is probably the best of the many honors he has received.
No one I know in the newspaper business does what they do with the expectation of honors such as this. But it’s nice to know that the efforts of people like Larry are deemed worthy of recognition alongside the very biggest names in Kentucky high school sports.