Jared Peck, Lexington Herald-Leader

Jared Peck

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Jared:

Former Kentucky star signs for his biggest NBA payday yet

Former Kentucky star Darius Miller has agreed to a two-year, $14.25 million deal to return to the New Orleans Pelicans, a significant pay raise over his old deal, according to reports. → Read More

State softball tournament postponed. Here’s the new schedule.

Rain forced officials to move the KHSAA State Softball Tournament to next weekend after a day of rain and a forecast that did not bode well for this weekend. → Read More

‘The best that I’ve seen.’ Paris freshman puts on a show in Class A state meet.

The KHSAA State Track and Field Championship began Thursday, May 30, 2019, with the Class A meet at the University of Kentucky. Class 2A competes Friday and Class 3A on Saturday. → Read More

‘This team? They’re fighters.’ They’re leaving the 11th Region and want their parting gift.

High school softball recap: Woodford County defeats Lafayette 4-0 in the 11th Region semifinals at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. → Read More

Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart, a SM North grad, is college athletic director of the year

Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart, a Mission, Kansas native who graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School, was chosen athletic director of the year by the Sports Business Journal. → Read More

Eastern Kentucky high school has state baseball player of the year

Gatorade has named Rowan County’s AJ Hacker as its Kentucky baseball player of the year for 2019. → Read More

Report: Kentucky basketball racks up huge travel tab for recruiting

An analysis of travel expenses related to Kentucky basketball recruiting by WatchStadium.com reveals the millions UK spends chasing after the nation’s top high school players. → Read More

The McDonald’s next to UK campus is being demolished. What’s next for that spot?

The UK McDonald’s on South Limestone, one of the city’s originals, will close after Sunday and be demolished to make way for a brand new one. → Read More

‘A whole ‘nother level.’ Power player at heart of Kentucky softball’s run to NCAAs

Kentucky softball heads into NCAA Regional this weekend behind a potent offense led by senior third baseman Abbey Cheek, a candidate for national player of the year. → Read More

Former Kentucky player Rodrick Rhodes finds new head coaching job

Former Kentucky player Rodrick Rhodes, who led Cordia High School to an All “A” title in 2016 but was let go amid scrutiny of his program, has returned to the head coaching ranks at Division II Concordia University-Portland. → Read More

KSR goes down. Kentucky fan site says it was victim of cyber attack.

KentuckySportsRadio.com went down for about two hours on Wednesday as a result of a cyber attack, according to founder Matt Jones. → Read More

Country House a tribute to late legendary breeder and a trusted partnership

Kentucky Derby winner Country House kept in the family after legendary owner and breeder J.V. Shields Jr. passed away last year, but his performances proved a trusted partner might help. → Read More

Updated odds for the 2019 Kentucky Derby, 4 p.m. Co-favorite emerges

Updated odds for the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Saturday, May 4, 2019 → Read More

Maximum Security wins wet and wild Kentucky Derby

A recap of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Saturday, May 4, 2019. → Read More

Five things to consider before the gates open on Kentucky Derby 145

The favorite has won six straight Kentucky Derbys, but that mark looks in serious danger this year. Here are five things to consider about the 145th running. → Read More

One brother has won the Kentucky Derby. The other might match him Saturday.

Trainer Jason Servis sometimes gets mistaken for his younger and maybe more famous brother John, but this year he could get his own Kentucky Derby spotlight with Maximum Security. → Read More

Who owns every 2019 Kentucky Derby horse and how they got so rich

Meet the wealthy owners of the Kentucky Derby runners who’ve made a major investment in horse racing for 2019’s Run for the Roses. → Read More

Kentucky Derby-winning trainer doesn’t mind his horses being overlooked

Kentucky Derby notes: Trainer Todd Pletcher okay as underdog; Bob Baffert relieved not to be heavy favorite. → Read More

The 145th Kentucky Derby field is set. See who’s in with post positions and odds.

The field is set for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby as post positions and morning-line odds were announced Tuesday at Churchill Downs. → Read More

Where and when 2019’s Kentucky Derby contenders were born and how they made it to Churchill Downs

Eighteen of this year’s 20 Kentucky Derby contenders were born in Kentucky. We look at the where and when each horse was foaled and how they made their way to Churchill Downs. → Read More