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Outdoors

  • Warrior Dash was a mostly positive event

    About all anyone is talking about is Saturday's Warrior Dash. Seems "most" comments are on the positive side... with transportation being the biggest gripe!
    And yes, lines and waiting times for a ride were long. But, a major accident closed the shuttle route for well over an hour and the delay messed up what was a relatively smooth operation. Due to the backup/wait, several "warriors" decided to walk from the event venue back to their vehicles at the fairgrounds.

  • Two Lady Knights play for Kentucky Junior All-Stars

    Over the weekend, the Kentucky Junior All-Stars played a pair of games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars, and two Marion County Lady Knights were selected to represent Kentucky.
    Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers both played for Kentucky Friday and Saturday in games at North Oldham High School. Indiana won both games.
    On Friday night, Indiana won 101-98 in spite of a 44-point effort by Becca Greenwell of Owensboro Catholic.
    Goodin-Rogers scored 11 points for the Kentucky squad, and Epps added six points.

  • No time to fish - it's Warrior Dash time!

    Just a few days now until the much-anticipated Warrior Dash. Last I checked there were more than 5,800 signed up to participate. Couple that with a requested 2,000 workers, who knows how many "observers" and we're looking at a major crowd on Saturday, June 23.
    I'm thinkin' this could be the biggest crowd... outside Ham Days... we're likely to see here for a one-day event!
    Am I doin' the dash? Heck no, too many years, too many miles. Besides, I already did my dash years ago!

  • Women, Warriors

    By Nick Schrager
    Summer intern

    Editor's note: This is the second story in a two-part series about local competitors training for the upcoming Warrior Dash June 23 at Popes Creek in Lebanon.

    The Warrior Dash, a fierce competition that puts the mind, body and soul to the test, is just a few days away, and while many people associate warriors with men, several local women are redefining the word "warrior."

  • Running on Full

    By Nick Schrager
    Summer intern

  • Don't forget about Father's Day

    The Warrior Dash, a major outdoor event, is coming to Popes Creek Ranch in a week or so - June 23.
    Last I checked the registration was at almost 5,000 and wasn't closed yet!
    This Warrior Dash involves some intense conditioning just to compete. Then there's three or four miles of "obstacles." "Warriors" will run through the woods, stumble/wade through mud and water, climb walls, jump through fire and all kinds of other challenges.

  • Mattingly turtle hunt

    The 7th Annual Mattingly Memorial Day Turtle Hunt in remembrance of 'Lil Tony' Mattingly was held May 8. Hunting this year were Little Bob Williamson, Timmy Dale Mattingly, Tony Blair and Tony Mattingly Sr. Chris Smothers and Buster Shuck also hunted but were absent from photo. They caught 25 turtles.

  • Fish: Bradshaw

    This is one of three muskie fish Alex Bradshaw caught with the help of his good buddy Johnny Switser. The biggest fish weighed 24-pounds and was 42-inches long.

  • Biking for a good cause

    The Bike the Bluegrass event made a return trip to the roadways of Marion and Washington counties this past weekend. Last year, during the first weekend of June, the same event crossed through the community and raised a large sum of money to fund research for multiple sclerosis. Like last year, the course started at St. Catharine College in Springfield, and made its way through the countryside of Marion and Washington counties.

  • Get involved in good, wholesome 4-H

    I spent an entire week at 4-H camp with some of Marion County's finest youth. Of course the Adair, Green and Clinton County kids, teens and adults were awesome, too!
    If you have kids and want to expose them to good, wholesome fun and a learning experience, then you can't go wrong by getting them involved in 4-H.
    There's fishing, my venue, which meets the third Tuesday of every month. Want to shoot archery, shotguns, muzzleloaders and rifles the correct and safe way?
    If so, the 4H Shooting Sports Program is for you.