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Outdoors

  • OUTDOORS: Sportsman's Club hosts youth hunt

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club held its Annual Turkey Youth Hunt on April 7-8. The event was hosted by officers David Goodlett, Jason Wells and Sgt. Phillip Crane, with 20 youth, between ages 10-15, who participated.  Six youth successfully harvested a turkey.

    This event was a great opportunity for the youth to experience hunting during the Youth Turkey Hunt in Anderson County. The youth enjoyed this time as they watched and listened for opportunities to harvest a turkey.

  • Have a safe spring turkey season by remembering these tips

    By Officer David Goodlett

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The weather is finally starting to turn warmer and spring is in the air. Many people are looking forward to doing some fishing and trying to rid themselves of cabin fever.

    While spring is a fine time to do some fishing, with the arrival of spring also comes the time of year that turkey hunters have looked forward to since the distant gobbles of last spring.

  • Spring a great time to get largemouth bass trophy

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    It's the mouth that gets you. 
   

    You hook a huge largemouth bass and all you can see is a giant, angry shaking mouth. 
   

    The size of the mouth lets you know this bass is one of the top ones you've ever hooked. You realize the giant, gaping shaking bucket with your lure impaled in it is the biggest you've seen. This can cause dry mouth, uncontrollable shaking and panic. 
   

  • Popular Elkhorn Creek fishing access closing

    A popular fishing access to Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County is closing indefinitely due to the start of a major expansion project at Pfeiffer Fish Hatchery, according to a news release.

    Walk-in access to the creek from the hatchery grounds will close due to heavy construction equipment being moved onto the property for the start of a $5 million expansion project. Public tours of the hatchery, which is located off Indian Gap Road in northern Franklin County, have been suspended.

  • OUTDOORS: Set up on field edges when turkey season arrives next month

    I know it feels great outside the last several weeks but spring is here at least two to three weeks too early thanks to not much winter and a whole lot of rain. Grass and weeds are shooting up around my place nearly as fast as the gas prices.

  • OUTDOORS: Additional fishing access opens just in time for white bass run at Taylorsville Lake headwaters

    Anglers have new access to the Taylorsville Lake headwaters in central Kentucky just in time for the popular white bass spawning run, according to a release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife resources.

    "We're going to be putting a lot of smiles on the faces of people," said Bill Mitchell, foreman of the Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area.

  • Archery teams excel at regional meet

    The Anderson County archery teams had a big day at the recent Region 7 meet. Five different Anderson County teams qualified for the state meet with local archers claiming 25 of the 50 individual awards.

    The Anderson County High School team won the regional championship with a new National Archery in the Schools Program score of 3441, besting the old record by six points, according to Dave Frederick, the high school team's coach.

  • OUTDOORS: Anderson students place high in state archery competition

    Anderson County High School students recently participated in the Kentucky State Indoor Archery Championships, held at Chickasaw Archery Club in Shepherdsville. Frederick won first place in the Youth Female Freestyle Division and was awarded the Jake and Vi Thompson Award for high overall female youth shooter. She scored a 294 out of a possible 300 points.

    Gamble took first place in the Youth Female Bowhunter Division with a score of 260.

  • OUTDOORS: Nash named sportsman of the year

    Anderson County resident Kenny Nash has been named the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers' Sportsman of the Year for District 6.

    The award was voted on by conservation officers from around the 17-county district. It is given to an individual that has stood out during the year, according to a news release. “The individual is someone that purchases hunting and fishing licenses annually, is a landowner, (is) involved in outdoor events and assists conservation officers in their area in any way.”

  • Local taxidermist wins at national competiton

    Imagine being approached by a professional in an area of work you would enjoy doing and being asked to join that professional in a new career direction.

    Justin Tinsley may never have dreamed of such an opportunity, yet he’s kind of living that dream now. Just a year or two ago, Justin was approached by Ed Hancock of Full Fan Taxidermy and was asked if he would like to learn the trade and take on the already successful business Ed had built.