FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentuckys 2011-12 white-tailed deer season ended Jan. 16 with hunters posting the fourth largest overall harvest ever recorded.
“The 119,656 deer taken was the highest total since the 2008-2009 season,” said Tina Brunjes, deer program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Good hunting weather may have been a contributing factor to the excellent harvest during the last two months of the season.”
Hunters bagged a record harvest of 12,989 in December, which surpassed the previous record by 4,261 set in December 2004. “Muzzleloader hunters were responsible for that big jump, checking in 10,536 deer during their nine Continue reading 2011-2012 Deer Season Ends With Fourth Largest Overall Harvest
Coyotes, groundhogs and wild pigs may be hunted statewide, year-round, with no bag limit. A hunting license is required unless the hunter is license exempt.
Shooting Hours: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. However, hunters may be in the field before and after shooting hours.
Coyotes: Coyotes may not be hunted at night. Hand or mouth-operated calls, and electronic calls that imitate wounded prey or coyote calls are legal. It is also legal to hunt coyotes over animal carcasses.
Wild Pigs: Wild pigs out-compete native wildlife for food, damage crops, and Continue reading 2012 Hunting Seasons for Coyotes and Groundhogs and Wild Pigs
The History Channel show American Pickers will be in Kentucky during the month of March. The host of the show is Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Danielle Colby Cushman. They Are hitting the road and searching for barns, deserted buildings and basements! So if you have a barn or basement full of stuff you want to get rid of or know someone who does you may contact Continue reading History Channels American Pickers Coming to Kentucky
For the first time in many years Renfro Valley Entertainment Center will open the Old Barn Theater doors to open auditions for male singers, female singers and comedians. These rare auditions will take place on Tuesday, February 7th starting at 6:00pm. “Due to the many changes and increasing demand of shows, we have decided to hold open auditions for anyone with a strong desire and commitment to perform on the Renfro Valley stage during the 2012 season” says Craig Barnett, Renfro Valleys Vice President of Public Relations/Entertainment.
For male and female singers, Renfro Valley will be casting for the brand new Malt Shop Memories Show that will be making its debut on Continue reading Renfro Valley to Hold Rare Open Auditions
Thursday January 26th is the deadline for public comment on the widening of Hwy 25 North (Ellipse Street to the new by-pass).
A public meeting was conducted on Thursday evening January 12 for the community as well as business and property owners to review the drawings for the construction project. If you would like to provide comments on the project, you will need to send a letter to: City of Berea, Attention: Randy Stone, City Administrator, 212 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403. Please note the deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 26.
For more information, call Randy Stone at 986-8528.
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Pattie A. Clay Medical Centerhas been selected by The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM), in conjunction with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, in the Eighth Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition. The winner rankings will be announced at an awards dinner Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
Pattie A. Clay Medical Center is the only Richmond-based organization to be selected this year.
For additional questions or more information please contact:
Jill S. Williams
Director, Marketing and Public Relations
Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center
PO Box 1600
801 Eastern By-pass
Richmond, KY 40476
February is Heart Disease month! Keep your heart healthy by jumping in with Berea Parks & Recreation for our Group Fitness Classes @ the Russel Acton Folk Center Monday – Thursday evenings at 5:45pm! We have got Cardio Tone, Zumba, Cardio Body Pump, Turbo Melt or Indoor Cycling!
Movin Mondays is “movin” to Silver Creek for the month of February from 2:10pm – 3:10pm! Berea Parks & Recreation will provide afterschool activities for our community grades 3rd – 5th for FREE every Monday in February!
Parents with toddlers, Berea Parks & Recreation is conducting a Toddler Tuesday program every Tuesday in February! We will have themed activities & free time each week at the Russel Acton Folk Center from 10am – 12pm for ages 0 – 4 yrs. old & its FREE! Call Berea Parks & Recreation for details 986-9402!
On January 19th there will be an Economic Development Public Meeting at 6:00 pm in the Community Room of Berea Baptist Church. Citizen groups that have been developing strategies for economic development in Berea will present their findings. This will be followed by group discussion of these strategies.
We wish you a happy and prosperous new year! We also would like to let you know that preparations for the Winchester/Clark County Annual Kiwanis Auction have started. This years auction will be held March 1st, 2nd and 3rd on Time -Warner Cable Channel 5 , on WKYN 107.7 FM and for the first time on the internet through BereaOnline.com. We have enhanced our auction procedures to better serve the interests of our donors and are counting on the business community to support the auction as you have in the past.
The Kiwanis Auction is a long-standing community event that has benefited thousands of children in Winchester & Clark County over the years.
If you or your business would like to donate to the auction, we will provide you with valuable advertising as we acknowledge your contributions not only live on the air, but also in print and on the internet. An ad will be Continue reading Kiwanis Club of Winchester Auction
Theres a chill in the air and the urge to stay snuggled up at home these days. To encourage blood donations, though, Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is inviting donors to brave the colder temps and give blood.
During Donate Then Hibernate, Dec. 19-Jan. 31, donors will be eligible to win Continue reading Donate Then Hibernate
There will be a Richmond Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop on January 17, 2012. The meeting will be held on the first floor of Richmond City Hall in the conference room. Anyone is welcome to attend.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Fisheries biologists at Lake Cumberland found a parasitic copepod is the cause of unusual sores on the tongue and mouth of striped bass in the lake.
“When we sampled the lakes striped bass fishery in mid-December, every fish we handled was infested,” said John Williams, southeastern district fishery biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
The copepod, genus Achtheres, has been found in recent years in mountain lakes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
“The parasites infest the fishs oral cavity and do not affect the fishs flesh. The fish are okay to eat,” said Williams.
The external parasites are visible to the naked eye. Young copepods attach to the fishs gill filaments and migrate to its mouth as adults to reproduce. The Continue reading Parasites Found on Lake Cumberland Striped Bass