FRANKFORT, Ky. – November is the month when most hunters “put up” their winter”s supply of venison.
A review of Telecheck records reveals that last deer season hunters bagged 80,516 deer in November, about 73 percent of the entire seasons harvest of 110,376 deer.
Venison as tablefare is unmatched. Its the original local, free-range red meat with fewer calories than beef or pork and less cholesterol than chicken.
The USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory reports that a serving of three ounces of venison has 133 calories and only about seven grams of fat. This includes more than four grams of monounsaturated fats, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke if eaten in moderation, according to the American Heart Association.
Today is opening day of rabbit and quail season in central and eastern Kentucky, and grouse season in applicable counties. For more information call The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at 1-800-858-1549.
The first of two seasons created especially for hunters who want to take deer with muzzleloading firearms is coming up. Kentuckys early muzzleloader deer season, which debuted in 1990, will be held this year on the weekend of Oct. 15-16. In the past decade, the muzzleloader deer harvest has averaged 16,272 deer a year. A high of 19,918 was taken during the 2004-05 season, and a low of 13,179 bagged last season.
“Because it’s in mid-October, our early muzzleloader season often gets impacted by hot weather,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
The amount of mast (acorns) available to deer is also a factor in how many deer are taken.
Kentucky archers bagged a record number of deer and had better than a 50 percent success rate during the new 14-day early bull elk season.
A total of 4,947 deer were checked in for the month of September, the first 28 days of archery season, surpassing the record harvest of 4,407 taken last year.The sex ratio of deer harvested was 34.0 percent bucks and 66.0 percent female deer (does).
The Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond hosted a deer and turkey hunt on 1 October, for which members of the public and staff applied; a limited number of hunters is drawn for Blue Grass Army Depot hunts. Information on hunting opportunities at Blue Grass Army Depot is at: http://fw.ky.gov/kfwis/viewable/BlueGrassArmyDepot.pdf
This summer, Madison County formed its first ever Special Olympics softball team. The team is called the Madison County Miracles. They competed in two invitational tournaments, earning metals in Covington Kentucky and taking home first place trophies at the Louisville, Prairie Invitational. The Miracles finished second place in Frankfort, taking home silver metals, in the Regional games. This qualified them to compete in the state games. State games were held September 9-11 in Bowling Green Kentucky. During the state games, the Miracles pulled off a win on the first night of play, Friday night, putting them in the winners bracket. They won again on Continue reading Madison County Miracles Take the Gold State Champions 2011→
Abraham Lincoln has issued a golfing challenge to members of the media.
“See if you can out-putt me on Aug. 26,” the Civil War president invites print, radio and television representatives who’ll be participating in the Battle of Richmond Preservation Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament.
“I’ll give you three chances each to sink a long putt on the practice green at Battlefield Golf Course,” proclaims Larry Elliott, who’ll be portraying America’s 16th president at the annual tournament. Elliott, who has an eight handicap, also will be among those teeing off at 10 a.m. He’ll be participating in his standard Lincoln-style frock coat and top hat.
“Since I won’t have the opportunity to play an entire round against each media representative, a putting contest is the best way to go head-to-head,” Elliott said. “I’ve been given a list of media and have received information about their playing skills. I’m known as ‘Honest Abe,’ and, honestly, I don’t think any of them can beat me.”
Media competitors are the Richmond Register’s Glenmore Jones, sports broadcasting celebrities Ralph Hacker, Tom Leach, Dave Baker, Rob Bromley, Dick Gabriel and WYKT-TV President and former Morehead Continue reading “Putting with the President” Gives Media Opportunity to out-perform Abe Lincoln→
The 19th Annual Berea Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble was held Friday, June the tenth at the beautiful historic Berea Country Club. There were twenty three teams competing for the grand prize of five hundred dollars. The tournament began with Shot Gun at 9am and the final eight teams at 2pm.
It was a hot but gorgeous day for the tournament, but with a combination of cold water and lots of sunscreen, everyone involved stayed hydrated and protected from the rays.
As the day drew to an end, the winds began to intensify, the clouds rolled in and all of us were expecting the worst, due to reports that it was hailing only a mile away. But, the storm held off, rendering only a mild shower and a slight, but much welcomed cool breeze at close of the Awards Presentation.
Register now for the Berea Dolphin Swim Team. Find us on FACEBOOK Or call (859) 699-9794. Practice Begins Tuesday May 10th. You may also register online on our webpage at www.BereaDolphins.Groups.HomePageNow.com
Louisville is out and now there is at least one more game for the Morehead State Eagles. Morehead stunned the Cardinals as Demonte Harper sunk a last-second 3-pointer. Morehead State finished with in a 62-61 victory.
Berea Dolphin Spring Swimming Starts Monday, March 7th at the Seabury Center on Berea College Campus.
Ages 5-18 Beginners to Advanced Swimmers, Monday thru Friday from 5:15-6:00.
Click on the Registration link below to register.
Its time for talented, patriotic singers and musicians to step up to the plate. The Lexington Legends, in partnership with ESPN Sports Radio 1300 and ABC 36, will hold their annual national anthem tryouts at Fayette Mall February 12 and 13 in the wing of the mall near Dicks Sporting Goods. Each participant will sing or play the anthem, and those selected by the judges will perform the anthem before a Legends home game during the 2011 season.
The tryouts will run from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 12 and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 13.
Berea officially opens the much anticipated City Park expansion featuring a modern Skate Park. Many were in attendance today as the Berea Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony started off the afternoon of fun and food. Maggy Kriebel, Director of Berea Parks and Recreation, was on hand to organize and manage the event. I was particularly impressed with Maggy’s obvious rapport with youth that came to celebrate the opening.
When Ms. Kriebel annonced the event was about to begin I thought to myself it will take a while to turn the chaos of what is a skate park into an organized effort, but the minute she called out the participants were drawn to her attentively focused. Maggie then proceeded to explain that this park belongs to you, the skaters, as citizens of Berea turning ownership of the day over to these inspired youth. I don’t know how you do it Maggie, but cudos!
The Mayor, Steve Connelly, officiated the event thanking all those in attendance and all those responsible for this day. Several other dignitaries were present along with some honored guest. The Berea City Council was proudly represented by Greg Lakes, Ronnie Terrill and Troy VanWinkle. I was surprised by such a low turnout of council members, but then it did occur to me that this is summer vacation time for many busy families. Magistrate Larry Combs made an appearance as did the County Clerk hopeful, Democratic Candidate Lisa Davis.
The city was also represented by City Administrator Randy Stone and Magnificent Maggie Kriebel. (Attend one Council meeting when she speaks and you’ll understand the name. No one can fake that much enthusiasm.) Other honored guest included the Berea Chamber of Commerce Director David Rowlette, Donna Angel of Community Trust Bank and project visionaries Dr. Emogene Hogg-Hartman and her husband Jim Hartman who have been pushing for this park for fifteen years.
Kyle Sowers provided sound services for the event, adding music to the already fun day. Free hot dogs and cold water were offered to all in attendance as well. The park itself was designed and built by Spohn Ranch out of Los Angeles, CA. The skate park installation took three days to complete and opened to the public on March 17, 2010. Spohn Ranch is the famed builder of the X-Games and have built more than 450 skake parks across the United States. Using the latest in skate park design the skate park elements were brought in by truck and set by crane into place.
The Parks features include:
Quarter Pipe with Guardrail
Funbox with filled Corners, Stairs and Grind Rail
Parking Grind Curb
L.A. High wall with brick texture
Curved grind edge
Taco Grind Rail
Raked Grind Rail
All in all this was a city gathering at its best with a focus on our greatest asset, our youth.
Be sure to checkout the BereaOnline Picture Story of the Park opening as well.
Story and Photos by Chad Hembree
Special Thanks to Rhonda McIntyre