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Outdoors

  • 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.

  • 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.