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Outdoors with Big Country – Summertime Fishing
Outdoors with Big Country – Summertime Fishing

KENTUCKY – It’s the middle of June, the beginning of summer, and the water temperatures are rising into the 80’s. Now is the time most people want to go fishing. I suggest that you try fishing early in the morning or late in the day to avoid the midday hot sunshine, as well as to help...

Dec 16, 2020
Kentucky Gymnastics Smashes School-Record Team Score
Kentucky Gymnastics Smashes School-Record Team Score

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky gymnastics record total team score record lasted just two weeks as the Wildcats reached a new program best 196.775 on Saturday at Penn State. No. 16 Penn State won the meet with a 197.325 team score. No. 19 Kentucky has been assaulting the school record books in recent weeks as UK totaled...

Dec 16, 2020
Hedgepath Named Campbellsville University Bass Fishing Coach
Hedgepath Named Campbellsville University Bass Fishing Coach

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University Director of Athletics Jim Hardy has announced the hiring of Pete Hedgepath as the second head coach of the Campbellsville University Bass Fishing Team in program history. Hedgepath, the assistant over the previous few seasons under the program’s first head coach, Tommy Hall, takes over the team as the first...

Dec 16, 2020
FDA Invites Public Input on Menthol in Cigarettes
FDA Invites Public Input on Menthol in Cigarettes

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking additional information to help the agency make informed decisions about menthol in cigarettes. Despite decades of work to reduce tobacco use in the United States, it continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and...

Dec 16, 2020
Hemp Commission Receives $100,000.00
Hemp Commission Receives $100,000.00

FRANKFORT, KY. – The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission received a $100,000 infusion during its initial meeting today in Frankfort. David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s political action committee each committed $50,000 to the operation of the commission, which met for the first time after a 10-year hiatus. Kentucky Agriculture...

Dec 16, 2020
McConnell Secures Hemp Provision in Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill
McConnell Secures Hemp Provision in Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell secured a provision in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill today to allow the processing of legally grown industrial hemp. The McConnell language would help farmers transport legal industrial hemp between states so the crop can be developed for commercial purposes. The full Senate Appropriations Committee approved the...

Dec 16, 2020
‘Take Kids Fishing’ Tradewater Tournament Saturday in Dawson Springs
‘Take Kids Fishing’ Tradewater Tournament Saturday in Dawson Springs

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. — Take Kids Fishing Tradewater Tournament is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Park-Tradewater River in Dawson Springs. The tournament is for children ages 3-15. Age divisions for casting and reeling categories are 3-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-15. There also will be prizes for the largest and smallest fish. Some cane...

Dec 16, 2020
Wildcat Gymnastics to Broadcast Five Meets
Wildcat Gymnastics to Broadcast Five Meets

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Southeastern Conference released its television broadcast schedule for the 2016 gymnastics season on Wednesday afternoon, extending its coverage to 22 meets across ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network. Kentucky gymnastics will appear in five of the broadcasts. UK gymnastics’ coverage includes two dates on ESPNU, two dates on the SEC Network,...

Dec 16, 2020
Owensboro Resident Named to Healthy Kentucky Board
Owensboro Resident Named to Healthy Kentucky Board

KENTUCKY — A food and nutrition expert from Owensboro has been named to the board of directors of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Marianne Smith Edge is a registered dietitian and founder of The AgriNutrition Edge, a food and agriculture communications consulting firm. Edge is the first Owensboro resident since 2006 to serve on...

Dec 16, 2020
KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship to Begin Friday
KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship to Begin Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky. —The sixth-annual KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship will begin Friday morning at the Kentucky Dam Marina when 80 teams compete for the 2018 state title. The two-day KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship (May 11-12), with Calvert City serving as official host city, begins each morning with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina...

Dec 16, 2020
Wild Pigs Establish Healthy Local Populations, Eradication Underway
Wild Pigs Establish Healthy Local Populations, Eradication Underway

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY. – In response to reader inquiries, SurfKY News spoke with Thomas Young, a local biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR), concerning increased sightings of certain native and non-native wild animals. Young’s jurisdiction includes counties in the Green River Region including Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Union, and Webster....

Dec 16, 2020
Senate Ag Panel Unanimously Passes Hemp Bill
Senate Ag Panel Unanimously Passes Hemp Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Before a packed house filled with hemp supporters, the Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 50, Sen. Paul Hornback’s legislation that provides an administrative framework if and when the federal government legalizes industrial hemp. Republican Majority Leader Damon Thayer made the motion for passage as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, U.S....

Dec 16, 2020
National Bass Fishing Championship Coming to Paducah
National Bass Fishing Championship Coming to Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to the Ohio River at Paducah, Ky., Oct. 29-31 when 200 boaters and co-anglers from the five Rayovac FLW Series divisions will take to the water for the Rayovac FLW Series Championship. The highest finishing pro from each of the five Rayovac FLW Series divisions based on...

Dec 16, 2020
Bass Fishing Lures Students onto the Water
Bass Fishing Lures Students onto the Water

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. – Students who enjoy the great outdoors and the challenge of landing a catch have found a new outlet on their school’s bass-fishing team. While some might be long accustomed to fishing for fun, this organized venture is not for everybody. “It’s really tournament bass fishing. It’s not like we’re taking the...

Dec 16, 2020
Makeup Application Guidelines for Any Woman
Makeup Application Guidelines for Any Woman

KENTUCKY — People rely on makeup to put their best faces forward. Cosmetics can enhance natural beauty or completely transform a person’s appearance for a dramatic effect. Women are most likely to wear makeup, and many rely on it to cover up subtle flaws and bring out their best features. Makeup application is a skill that...

Dec 16, 2020
Special Events across State Highlight Free Fishing Weekend June 4-5
Special Events across State Highlight Free Fishing Weekend June 4-5

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 4-5, when no license is required to fish Kentucky waters. Free Fishing Weekend, an annual event since at least 1992, offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Size and creel...

Dec 16, 2020
Calloway High Fishing Team Takes Multiple Awards
Calloway High Fishing Team Takes Multiple Awards

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. – The Calloway County High School Bass Fishing team claimed 1st, 3rd, and 4th place finishes in Saturday’s Murray State Open Kentucky High school Bass Fishing Championship. Battling air temperatures in the 20’s and icy conditions on the launch ramp, the Laker team put nine boats in the water to compete against...

Dec 16, 2020