Great news for hoops fans who fancy themselves as sports writers: Jerry Tipton, the much-followed Lexington Herald-Leader “beat reporter” for University of Kentucky basketball has joined the line-up for the second annual Billy Reed Sports Journalism Workshop, Aug. 8-10, at Georgetown College. A graduate of Marshall University’s Journalism program, Tipton wrote for the Huntington Herald-Dispatch from 1973-81 before coming to the Lexington Herald. He’s covered the Cats for the past 30 seasons. Click here for more on Reed’s esteemed guests from Kentucky’s sports media and register for this Academy of Character in Sport day camp.