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WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

JUNE
June 01: 33rd Annual Kids Fishing Derby 9 – 3 PM CDT
June 06: Offsite event: Annual SKRECC Meeting – (Somerset, KY)
June 08: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two hour sessions, Must Pre-register – 10 AM and 1 PM CDT
June 11: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Monthly Meeting 5 PM CDT (Russell County SKRECC)
June 12: Longest Day of Play – A fun, free day of outdoor play for the entire family. Continue reading WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Disaster at Fourmile, Part 5

Jadon Gibson

Teams of rescuers worked around the clock in five hour shifts to save trapped miners after explosions at a Fourmile, Kentucky mine on the day after Christmas in 1945. The initial explosion was heard to those in the area outside the mine as a great THUMP and was followed by a large smoke ring rising into the sky.

The bodies of Hobert Sulfridge, age 44, and mine foreman Nathan Centers, age 62, were found and removed from the mine along with two other unidentified corpses, tremendously mangled. One of the Continue reading Disaster at Fourmile, Part 5

Join the Cast of Winnie the Pooh – Ages 4-9 (May 25 – 8:30am)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by Students age 4-9

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

No audition is required for guaranteed participation.

Leading roles will be assigned to students with good auditions.

To audition the student will be asked to…

  1. Sing part of a song (Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle, and Jesus Loves Me, are fine choices)
  2. Show facial expressions (Happy, Sad, Angry, etc.)
  3. Move or dance as instructed
  4. Possibly read from the script. (Non-readers will be given assistance.)

Rehearsals – Saturday Mornings
Performances – Oct. 4-6 and 11-13

Call 859-661-0600 for more information or visit https://www.spotlightactingschool.com 

The Fourmile Mine Disaster, Part 4

Jadon Gibson

Eight miners survived the Fourmile mine disaster after explosions rocked the Bell County, KY, mine on December 26, 1945. One died hours later in the Pineville Hospital.

Rescuers bravely traversed the deadly conditions of the mine, the walls blistering hot from the fires. They contended with a series of explosions, flames and carbon monoxide gas. They found four charred bodies two of which evidenced the violent explosion and fires, bringing heartache to any observers. Conditions prevented the rescue crews from continuing. Continue reading The Fourmile Mine Disaster, Part 4

BLUEGRASS BBQ FEST KICKS OFF

For its third year, the Bluegrass BBQ Fest will return to the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza in downtown Lexington on June 7-8 to launch the summer season with a two-day community celebration of the region’s tastiest barbecue.

The growing festival attracts the area’s top pitmasters to showcase their culinary talents, along with a full accompaniment of musical entertainment, family activities and craft beer and bourbon selections. This year’s star barbecue performers will include Staxx BBQ, J. Render’s, City Barbecue, Red State, Thai barbecue by Jasmine Rice, Edley’s, Kentucky Strong and more. To cool down the palate, ice cream and Italian ice will be scooped on site by dessert sellers including Crank & Boom, Sav’s Chill and Repicci’s. Continue reading BLUEGRASS BBQ FEST KICKS OFF

The Fourmile Mine Disaster Part 3

Jadon Gibson

Underground explosions left 31 miners trapped in a Fourmile, KY coalmine, two miles underground, on December 26, 1945. Fourmile is in the extreme southeastern section of Kentucky, a beautiful, mountainous and historical area.

The conditions were hazardous but mine rescue teams from the local area and from nearby states worked feverishly in special attire and masks to protect them from the harsh gases and smoke. When one team of rescuers ended their 5-hour shift another fresh group entered, making their way to the innards of the mine. This continued Continue reading The Fourmile Mine Disaster Part 3

The Fourmile Mine Disaster, Part 2

Jadon Gibson

Disaster struck the Kentucky Straight Creek Mining Company at Fourmile, KY, on the day after Christmas in 1945. Some nearby residents felt a vibration and thought right away that something might be wrong at the mine.

There had been an explosion and smoke was seen coming from the mine at 8 a.m. It was unknown initially whether the explosion was caused by dust or gas. Continue reading The Fourmile Mine Disaster, Part 2

WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

MAY
May 11: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two hour sessions, Must Pre-register – 10 AM and 1 PM CDT
May 11: Basic Photography Workshop: Free Event, Must Pre-register – 8 AM – noon CDT
May 18: Fishing 101 Workshop – 8 AM – noon CST
May 14: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Monthly Meeting – 1-2 PM CDT Continue reading WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Fourmile Mine Disaster

Jadon Gibson

The mountains of eastern Kentucky are centuries old but the history of the white man in the region dates back less than 300 years.

Dr. Thomas Walker and his band of five men documented the discovery of Cumberland Gap in 1750 before venturing deeper into the area that is now Kentucky.

Daniel Boone and other longhunters came in the years that followed and thousands of pioneers settled Kentucky and ventured beyond in the years thereafter. Continue reading The Fourmile Mine Disaster

Log-rafting to market, Occupation of old

Jadon Gibson

The first white settlers in our area found one vast virgin forest. Giant trees stood throughout – white oaks, black walnut, yellow poplar, chestnuts, buckeye, ash, maple and others.

The settlers had to remove sections of timber so they could farm. Naturally some of the wood was used to build their cabins and some was used for fuel.

Many trees were cut for the smelting of iron ore at Cumberland Gap and the trees that were left near the famous gap were cut down during the Civil War so sentries could watch a broader area. It also prevented the enemy from using trees for protection while advancing. Continue reading Log-rafting to market, Occupation of old

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019

WEBINAR: HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Presented by Laura Dake. This webinar will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 11am-12pm EST or 1-2pm EST. Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

WEBINAR: DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS: DRIVING, DOCTOR VISITS, LEGAL & FINANCIAL PLANNING

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 28th from 11:00-12:00pm EST or 1:00-2:00pm EST. Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

The program will take place at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office located at 230 Duncannon Lane on Tuesday, May 28th from 11am-12:30pm. Registration is required; please call 1-800-272-3900. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019

WEBINAR: TEN WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about ten common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one hour program covers typical age-related changes, common warning signs, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection and the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019

Jim Ross wouldn’t die with a lie in his mouth

Jadon Gibson

Jim Ross had no interest in sleeping after his visitors left on the evening of February 7, 1889. He was to be hanged in Brandenburg, Kentucky, the following day.

“I was there,” Ross, a black man, answered to a news reporter’s question about the murder of Benedict Rhodes. “I was holding the light.

“I’ll tell you the whole story about what happened. I was boarding at the home of Walter Parker who lived near the dead man. Continue reading Jim Ross wouldn’t die with a lie in his mouth