Deron Feldhaus is as content in this historic town 62 miles upriver from Cincinnati as was Simon Kenton, the 6-foot redhead who founded it.

Kenton cut a similarly impressive figure, being a point forward in his own sort of way.

Like Kenton, the 43-year-old Feldhaus very much favors Mayville’s northern Kentucky location.

The former University of Kentucky basketball star, who still looks to be in game shape, loves that he’s only an hour’s drive from Greater Cincinnati, where he can grab dinner at one of the upscale eateries at Crestview Mall, or take in a night of horse racing at Turfway Park.

He also enjoys being only 65 miles from Lexington, where his mother lives, and also because it’s the direction of the two high schools where his brothers coach basketball.

But, just as there were things Simon Kenton couldn't get away from in Maysville (or “Limestone," as it was called back then), there are things Feldhaus can’t get away from now.

One famous basketball game, in particular.

Not because Feldhaus spends any time thinking about it himself, but because so many Kentucky fans do.

Well, at least they think about it when they see the 6-foot-7 Feldhaus.

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