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Make Vacations and Travel a Key Component of Retirement
Make Vacations and Travel a Key Component of Retirement

KENTUCKY — When the time comes to bid farewell to conference calls, meetings and daily commutes, retirees have open schedules to fill with whichever activities they choose. Travel is one exciting way to pass the time. Traveling can be a rewarding prospect for active seniors, particularly those who successfully preplanned for retirement and have the...

Dec 16, 2020
State Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Open
State Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Open

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has opened the application period for Kentuckians wishing to participate in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program for the 2018 growing season. “I am proud to report that our program participants grew more than 3,200 acres of hemp this year, the...

Dec 16, 2020
‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Event is Saturday at City Park
‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Event is Saturday at City Park

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. – Madisonville Noon Kiwanis annual Take a Kid Fishing Day is set for noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Madisonville City Park. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The event is free. There will be prizes and trophies for the biggest overall fish caught in each age group. Food will be provided. Rain date is...

Dec 16, 2020
Legislator’s Log: Hemp Operations Growing in State
Legislator’s Log: Hemp Operations Growing in State

KENTUCKY — More than half of Kentucky’s industrial hemp crop this year can be traced to 19 counties, 58 farmers and one company in Winchester. With 23,000 pounds of imported hemp seed destined for 2,466 acres, Atalo Holdings is a superpower in hemp production and processing in Kentucky. Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Executive Director...

Dec 16, 2020
Fishing Tournament Nets 40 Tons of Carp from Kentucky and Barkley Lake
Fishing Tournament Nets 40 Tons of Carp from Kentucky and Barkley Lake

TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. – Commercial anglers netted nearly 83,000 pounds of Asian carp during the country’s first freshwater commercial fishing tournament.  Barry Mann claimed the top prize of $10,000 after hauling 28,670 pounds of fish from Kentucky and Barkley lakes during the two-day tournament held March 12-13.  “We were in them all day long,” said...

Nov 11, 2020
God’s Great Outdoor Adventures – Fishing Fundraiser
God’s Great Outdoor Adventures – Fishing Fundraiser

WESTERN, KY. – Hello again folks! I hope you are having a blessed week. Turkey season has not been this tough in about six years.  We had the same weather at that time and the birds would not gobble after hitting the ground. Also, we lost a lot of young turkeys that season due to...

Nov 11, 2020
40th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament
40th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament

KENTUCKY — The 40th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament will be hosted by Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area on Saturday, May 20 at Honker Lake, off Forest Service Road 138 near Woodlands Nature Station. Registration for the free tournament is from 8-9 a.m.; fishing is from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Prizes will be...

Nov 11, 2020
Kentucky Youths Enjoy Fishing Trip
Kentucky Youths Enjoy Fishing Trip

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY. – Several local youths, Logan Nance, Kendall Orange and Austin Orange, enjoyed a very successful catfish fishing trip on Saturday evening, May 5, 2012. According to a very pleased parent, Randall Orange of Hopkins County, KY, the largest of the eight catfish caught in this trip was 6.6 Pounds. A big congratulation...

Nov 11, 2020
Events Planned Across the State for Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2
Events Planned Across the State for Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Families can take a free test drive of fishing fun during the first weekend of June.  Kentucky celebrates free fishing weekend across the state June 1-2. It’s been an annual event since at least 1992.  Moms, dads, grandparents, extended family and out-of-state visitors all can sample Kentucky’s fishing opportunities without having to...

Nov 11, 2020
Prime Time for Sauger and Walleye Fishing
Prime Time for Sauger and Walleye Fishing

KENTUCKY – If fishing is one of your true loves, then think of Valentine’s Day his past week as the start of the best fishing of the year for sauger and walleye in Kentucky rivers and tailwaters. The water may still be cold with temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s, but the fishing...

Nov 11, 2020
Over 400 Show up for First Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day – Video Footage
Over 400 Show up for First Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day – Video Footage

GREENVILLE, Ky. – A year ago few in Muhlenberg County had even heard of an event called “Take a Kid Fishing” Day. Now, after an estimated crowd of at least 400 showed up Saturday, June 8th, with rods and reels in hand, it’s pretty clear that kids, adults, planners and sponsors have fallen for this...

Nov 11, 2020
God’s Great Outdoors – Fishing Fundraiser Huge Success
God’s Great Outdoors – Fishing Fundraiser Huge Success

KENTUCKY – Hello again folks! I hope you are having a blessed week. We have been blessed with some beautiful weather but we do need some rain. The farmers seem to be getting their fields planted but everything is so dry at this point in the year.  I noticed the water levels on Lake Beshear...

Nov 11, 2020
FLW Fishing Central Conference Headed to Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
FLW Fishing Central Conference Headed to Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

GILBERTSVILLE, KY. – National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky/Barkley lakes May 2 for the second of four stops in the Central Conference. Forty college teams will be competing for a top award of $5,000 and a berth in the Central Conference Championship tournament. “You are going to see some pretty big weights...

Nov 11, 2020
LBL Congratulates Fishing Tournament Participants
LBL Congratulates Fishing Tournament Participants

GOLDEN POND, KY. – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area hosted the 35th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament on Honker Lake, Saturday, June 2. Over 75 participants, caregivers, and volunteers attended this free fishing tournament.  Tournament winners, in order of placement, included First Place, Douglas Gray of Benton, KY; Second Place, Aaron Epley...

Nov 11, 2020
Outdoors with Big Country – Fishing is Hot!
Outdoors with Big Country – Fishing is Hot!

KENTUCKY – The heat is on! The sun is high in the sky! The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures during the day to be near the 100 degree mark, the Barometric Pressure is high, and conditions for fishing isn’t the most favorable. But, you can adjust your strategy to make it a more...

Nov 11, 2020
MCHS Wins Murray State High School Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake
MCHS Wins Murray State High School Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake

MURRAY, Ky. — The Muhlenberg County High School team of Nathan Flener and Brandon Payne brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the 2015 Murray State Open on Kentucky Lake. The win earned the team $4,000 in scholarships to Murray State and qualified the team to compete in...

Nov 11, 2020