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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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 2020
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 17, 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 17, 2020
Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Three State Resort Parks for Great Fall Fishing
Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Three State Resort Parks for Great Fall Fishing

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The dramatically cooler nights of the last few weeks are a blessing for anglers.. These longer, colder nights pull the residual heat from the water, signaling to game fish that it is time to fatten up on the fall harvest of baitfish born earlier in the year.. The picturesque panorama of the changing...

Dec 17, 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 17, 2020
Ky. Afield Outdoors: Be Ready When Fishing Opportunities Arise
Ky. Afield Outdoors: Be Ready When Fishing Opportunities Arise

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Planning a fishing trip more than a couple days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the weather is a mixed bag and the favorable conditions here today may be gone tomorrow.. With some advance preparation, you can be ready to grab what you need and go when...

Dec 17, 2020
Marshall County Wins KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship
Marshall County Wins KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. — The Marshall County High School team of Tristan Barrett and Evan Bremmerkamp brought a two-day cumulative total of eight bass weighing 27 pounds, 11 ounces to the scale over the weekend, beating out 67 other teams to win the 2018 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky...

Dec 17, 2020
God’s Great Outdoor Adventures – Time to Take a Kid Fishing
God’s Great Outdoor Adventures – Time to Take a Kid Fishing

KENTUCKY – Hello again folks! I hope you are having a blessed day. The weather we have had has been beautiful. Yes, we have had some rain, but the days are awesome for taking a kid fishing. The great thing about fishing is that it costs very little. Another great thing is that there are so...

Dec 17, 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 17, 2020
Business Spotlight – Kokomo Salon and Day Spa
Business Spotlight – Kokomo Salon and Day Spa

GREENVILLE, Ky. — Kokomo Salon and Day Spa is one of the newest spas in Muhlenberg County.. Kokomo Salon/Day Spa is a full service salon offering hair styling, manicures, pedicures and facials.. Opening July 1 of this year, Kokomo offers a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service at competitive prices, said owner Linda Smith.. “We get...

Dec 17, 2020
Fifth Annual Mike Kirby Fishing Event Draws Hundreds to Lake Malone
Fifth Annual Mike Kirby Fishing Event Draws Hundreds to Lake Malone

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. – Much like last weekend’s “Take a Kid Fishing” event at Luzerne Lake, Mike Kirby’s 5th Annual “Fishing with a Kid” day at Lake Malone State Park brought together generations of families who love passing on the tradition of enjoying the great outdoors of Western Kentucky.. There is also a video of...

Dec 17, 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 17, 2020
KY Lake on the Verge of Great Crappie Fishing
KY Lake on the Verge of Great Crappie Fishing

WESTERN KY – Poor spawns from 2005-2007 impacted the numbers of young white crappie in Kentucky Lake, resulting in spotty fishing for white crappie over the last several years. The crappie population in the lake also morphed from mainly white crappie to predominately black crappie due to aging of the lake. The water flows clearer than...

Dec 17, 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 17, 2020