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Outdoor Channel

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is suspending recreational target shooting with firearms on Veterans Memorial Wildlife Management Area until further notice because of ongoing habitat work on the 2,497-acre property in Scott County.

The decision ensures crews performing the work can do so safely.

Veterans Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) remains open for fishing, hiking, bird watching and other types of outdoor recreation. Fall hunting seasons will not be affected.

Mountain Parkway Expansion

Within a few weeks, three new sections of access road will open in the Restaurant Row Segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion project.

The opening of these roads, along with bridge construction nearby, paves the way for the next phase of the project: expanding a busy 2.4-mile section of the Mountain Parkway to four lanes.

By early July, three new roads will open to traffic:

Mt. Airy News

Survey crews will be working along US 60 in eastern Rowan County next week collecting data for an upcoming highway safety improvement project.

Beginning Monday, June 25, and continuing through Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, employees of Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P) will survey drainage pipes under US 60 as well as under driveways and side roads along the highway between Hays Crossing and the Carter County line.

Clarence Bucaro

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #144 (June 22 at 8:00pm and June 23 at 3:00pm)

Clarence Bucaro originally hails from outside Cleveland, Ohio.

When he was just twenty years old, he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. On this hike, carrying a Martin backpacker, he wrote his entire first album “Sweet Corn,” which caught the attention of an Americana record label in Portland, Oregon. Soon Clarence found himself on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Staples playing to sold out theaters across America.

CoffeeTree Books

Olivia. Bougainvillea. Iguana.

These three words will have meaning after reading Southernmost from author Silas House.

Silas House will be the guest author at CoffeeTree Books in Morehead on Tuesday, July 31 at 6pm. 

Southernmost is now available for purchase from CoffeeTree and House will be reading and signing books that evening.

In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love.

When the Dow Jones industrial average was created more than 120 years ago, it included 12 companies. Nearly all of the names faded away long ago: United States Leather Co., Distilling & Cattle Feeding Co., Chicago Gas Light And Coke Co.

About ten years ago, the National Park Service noticed that fewer kids and families were using the parks. And they wanted to change that.

A little over a decade ago, a psychologist named Richard Louv coined the term “Nature Deficit Disorder,” meaning that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors, to the detriment of their mental and physical health.

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More Affordable Housing Units Open In Lexington

Jun 20, 2018

Another ribbon was cut Monday morning at Parkside Apartments on Cross Keys Road and residents began moving into phase three of the complex’s affordable housing units. The property was originally the home of the Gardenside Cabana Club and the Cross Keys YMCA.  The final phase of Parkside Apartments brings the number of affordable apartment units in the complex to 108. 

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