Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Larry Vaught named KY Sportswriter of the Year

Larry Vaught was named Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year. Drew Deener, according to WHAS Radio this afternoon, was named the Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year. Congrats to both of them.
In what has become an annual event, Larry Vaught of The Advocate Messenger and vaughtsviews.com has been named Kentucky’s 2011 National Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

This is the sixth consecutive year Vaught has received the award, and seventh in the last nine years.

“It never ceases to amaze me that my peers deem me worthy of this prestigious award,” said Vaught. “It’s a tremendous honor once again to receive this award, and I’m not sure exactly what I have done to deserve it. I enjoy providing information for Advocate-Messenger and vaughtsviews.com readers and try to find different story ideas to share on a regular basis.”[...]

Mary Jo Perino, sports director for WLEX-TV in Lexington and last year’s Kentucky Sportscaster honoree by NSSA, had this to say about Vaught:

“Larry Vaught is Kentucky sportswriting,” said Perino, now serving as the first female board member for NSSA. “The stories he tells aren’t just about the games, the coaches or the players, he tells stories about the fans. His readers know him on a personal level because of that. His passion comes through in every story he does, from a high school player to the Final Four. Larry is a true treasure in our state.”

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