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October 14, 2013

I liked it, I lived it and I’m sure going to miss it

CORBIN — I’m sure most of you already know that my time here as sports editor of the Times-Tribune ended Friday, and for the people that didn’t know, well, you do now.

Yep, I have taken a job with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as a Public Information Officer, but with that said, I’ll still be hanging around the Tri-County, helping new sports editor Chris Parsons cover the eight high schools.

I’m going to finish out the remainder of the football season designing “The Endzone,” while helping write football previews and other sports stories here and there. Just to get the opportunity to do so is much-appreciated, so a big thanks goes to Times-Tribune publisher Willie Sawyers for allowing me to do what I’ve enjoyed doing for more than half of my life.

With that said, I’ve enjoyed covering high school student athletes for the past 22 years. I lived it, and I enjoyed doing it. I started covering sports at the ripe old age of 16 years old and never stopped.

My dream of writing for the Sentinel-Echo was fulfilled at an early age, and then I was given the opportunity to be the sports editor of the Times-Tribune in 1997. I learned a lot during my two-year stay here before leaving for another job opportunity.

I returned to the Times-Tribune as sports editor in 2005, and have been here since.

I love the Tri-County.

There is no better place in the country to cover high school sports than right here.

I was fortunate to be able to cover Barbourville, Corbin, Knox Central, Lynn Camp, North Laurel, South Laurel, Whitley County and Williamsburg High Schools.

Myself and Chris strive to make the Times-Tribune sports department the best around, and I believe we have done just that, and Chris will continue the excellent coverage. Chris is just like myself — he knows the importance of giving each student-athlete in the Tri-County top-notch coverage, and he’ll do just that.

He’ll also continue the Times-Tribune’s success at the Kentucky Press Association’s awards banquet where the sports department has accumulated many awards during the past eight years, which included Best Sports Section, Best Sports Story, Best Sports Picture and I could go on and on.

And I can’t leave out Brad Hall, John Stepp and the best photographer in the state — Darrin Spencer. Those three have made mine and Chris’ job easier.

And with that said, thanks to every student-athlete and coach that I’ve covered. I’m going to miss the day-to-day interaction with you all.

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