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1. Marshall County Hoops Fest
2. Historical Markers 2083 and 2139—Baseball in Kentucky
3. Kentucky State Parks Golf Trail
4. Dave Does It!—Trophy Fishing
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Marshall County

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Marshall County Hoops Fest

Producer/Editor: Rob Elliott
Field Producer: Paul Smith
Videographers: Prentice Walker, John Bacon
Audio: Doug Collins

Marshall County Hoops Fest

For 18 years, the Marshall County Hoop Fest has been a premier basketball event, bringing together the top high school players and teams from across the country to Benton for a showcase of talent.

Marshall County High School's Reed Condor Gymnasium, the location of the Hoop Fest, has been rated by USA Today as one of the Top 10 facilities in the nation for high school basketball. Known as "Little Rupp Arena," it seats 6,000.

Fans enjoy watching a lineup of major Division 1 prospects, as well as getting a look at the college coaches who are scouting the talent. Among the coaches at Hoop Fest 2013 were the University of Kentucky's John Calipari and Chris Renner of Louisville's Ballard High School. For exciting sports entertainment, and a sneak peek at tomorrow's college and professional stars, it doesn't get any better or bigger than the Hoop Fest.

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Meade and Kenton counties

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Jackie Robinson

Producer/Editor: Jim Piston

Historical Markers 1762, 2083, and 2139—Baseball in Kentucky

Historical markers in Meade, Union and Kenton counties cover the bases about Kentuckians who made it to baseball's Big Show.

Two markers honor Hall of Famers Harold "Pee Wee" Reese (Marker 2083 in Meade County) and Jackie Robinson (Marker 1762 in Union County). Harold "Pee Wee" Reese was born in Meade County in 1918. He played for the Dodgers for 16 years (1940-42 and 1946-1958) and is often credited with making Jackie Robinson's integration into baseball easier by offering a gesture of support before the fans during a game in the late 1940s. Robinson had spent a brief time in Union County when he was in the Army, coaching and playing baseball at Camp Breckinridge. Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1955. A statue of the two men stands in Brooklyn; their widows attended the unveiling ceremony in 2005.

Marker 2139 in Kenton County is dedicated to the Heving brothers, who played locally in Covington before making it in the big leagues in the 1920s and '30s. John was a Major League catcher; Joe, a pitcher. John played for eight seasons in the big leagues, Joe for 13 seasons. The two played together on local teams when they were in town.


Washington County

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Kentucky State Parks Golf Trail

Producer: Dave Shuffett
Videographers: Austin Bates, Dave Shuffett
Editor: Kelly Campbell

Kentucky State Parks Golf Trail

Kentucky has a Bourbon Trail, a Wine Trail, and even (thanks to Winchester) a Beer Cheese Trail. It turns out that we also have a Golf Trail, and in this story, Dave Shuffett packs up his clubs to play a few rounds.

The Kentucky State Parks Golf Trail includes 18 courses across the state for all ages and abilities. Not only are they beautiful, but they fit most budgets: Four of the courses—Grayson Lake, Pine Mountain, Dale Hollow, Yatesville Lake—were recently included in Golf Digest's list of "Best New Affordable Public Courses."

Dave hits the links at the Lincoln Homestead State Park in the rolling hills of Washington County. This course was laid out by noted golf course designers Perry Maxwell and J. Press Maxwell.


Cumberland County

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Dale Hollow Lake
Bobby Gentry's website

Producer/Editor: Matt Grimm
Videographers: Matt Grimm, John Schroering
Audio Post: Brent Abshear

Dave Does It!—Trophy Fishing

Dave Shuffett has been fishing his whole life, and this week he travels to Dale Hollow Lake in Cumberland County for his latest "Dave Does It!" adventure.

Several record-size fish have been caught here. The lake is the site of the world record smallmouth bass catch —11 pounds, 15 ounces!— by D.L. Hayes of Leitchfield, back in the 1950s.

What does it take to land a trophy fish? Dave's guide is Bobby Gentry, who has a passion for this lake and its stock of smallmouth bass. He says Dale Hollow has the largest average size fish of any lake he's fished, including Lake Erie.

Bobby teaches Dave a casting technique called "the Float-n-Fly." The Float-N-Fly technique takes advantage of smallmouth bass when they are in their semi-dormant state in winter.


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