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Outdoors

  • Turkey: Raikes

    Houston Raikes killed this 16-pound Jake on April 6 on their family farm. He is the son of Johnnie and Linda Raikes of Bradfordsville.

  • Fishing tournament winners

    Woodlawn Baptist Church held its second annual bass tournament on Saturday, May 26 at Fagan Branch. There were a total of 13 boats and 24 people fishing. The winners of this year's event were, first place, with total fish weight of 3.50 pounds, John Wright (left) and Josh Fowlers. Second and third place, which tied with total fish weight each of 3.27 pounds, were Stacy Benningfield and Joe Hickey and the boat team of Harold and Edward Orberson. The big bass winner was John Wright with a single fish weighing 1.92 pounds.

  • Volunteers needed for Warrior Dash

    With more than 5,000 people already signed up to participate in the state's inaugural Warrior Dash, event organizers are looking for volunteers to help make the event run more smoothly.
    The event will take place on Saturday, June 23, at Popes Creek Ranch in Lebanon.
        
    Who can help

  • Team Grundy and Young succeed

    Well, it finally happened! After several bass tournaments where we didn't do so good, the team of Grundy and Young came through.
    It started early and never did let up. At first light a booya buzz bait paid excellent dividends. Even though John hates the rhythmic clack of the buzz bait the bass loved it and we were well on the way to an impressive limit. The bass loved it and we were well on the way to an impressive limit. Yep, 20 minutes and we...or rather I...had two bass at an estimated eight pounds.

  • Turkey: Glasscock

    Coy Glasscock killed this 21-pound turkey with his bow. It had one-inch spurs and a 10-inch beard.

  • Turkey: Alvey

    Patrick Alvey, pictured with his son Cody, bagged this 18-pound turkey on April 28, 2012 in Marion County. The turkey had a 9.5-inch beard and one-inch spurs.

  • Fish: May

    Pictured are four of 12 shellcrackers caught on May 5 and 6 at Lake Barkley by Joe May, left, and David May. They weighed from 2-pounds, 2-ounces to 3-pounds.

  • More to tournament than just fishing

    When I wrote about pre-fishing for a bass tournament I should've mentioned that there's more to it than just fishing.
    It it's a lake your not familiar with there's map study, Google Earth, researching past tournament results, weather trends and seasonal patterns. Then come the visits to area bait shops and angler hangouts...to talk with the locals.
    Lakes your familiar with only actually require you to consider the season, weather and water temperature. Everything else is based in your past experiences!

  • The outdoors defined Jerry Stine

    Last week my friend Jerry Stine passed away after a hard-fought battle. But, if you want details, look elsewhere! I prefer to remember some of the good times and stories I heard... Well, not all the stories!
    Jerry a.k.a. Scoutmaster, "Stinky" and Sir, was a good-time kind of guy. Jokes, pranks, parties and the outdoors all defined my friend.

  • 2012 Bike and Hike

    The fifth annual Bike and Hike was held April 28 at Graham Memorial Park. Hundreds of people participated in the 5K run/walk and the 10K bike ride.
    The event was organized by the Marion Count Health Department, Marion County Community Education and the Marion County Extension Office.

    Bike and Hike 5K results