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As I was watching Madison High defeat Madison Central one night a few weeks ago I found myself thinking of all the good district finals that have been played in Madison County over the years. A look at the records for a 40-year period since 1927…

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Red House in the State? Waco only three wins away from the State Championship? Fairy tales? No, facts.

In 1929 Red House High School, with around 30 students including the girls, was undefeated in county basketball play. Then in the District they…

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John Barclay, son of J.J. and Sultina (Tina) Todd Barclay, was born in Kingston, Madison County, 78 years ago.

He attended school in Lexington where he was the first high school student to receive the Yale Cup, presented by the Kentucky alumni of…

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Way back in 1943 when Coach Bob Ackman held his first practice session for the Madison-Model Royal Purples, no one knew that it was the beginning of a fantastic era of basketball for the Richmond school. In the next four years the Purples took three…

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The Central University students of nearly a century ago had a number of opportunities to participate in physical activities. In addition to the military drill which was mandatory, there was a bicycle club which took afternoon trips to places such as…

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Foxhunting has always been a popular Kentucky sport and this is particularly true in Madison County. It is almost uncanny the way men lying around the fire can pick out their own hound's bark. It was the fox hunters who reported the return of the…

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Baseball has always been popular in Madison County, although it seems to be rather in decline as an adult sport. This time of the Hot Stove League might be a good time to search the past of the "favorite pastime."

Harold Moberly, Sr., tells…

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