Few people could have envisioned the success of the elk reintroduction effort in Kentucky. It has succeeded the dreams of even the most optimistic planners.
Elk once roamed the eastern Kentucky hills, valleys and mountains, but then for decades disappeared from the landscape. Then Kentucky biologists and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation began discussing and planning the reintroduction, which resulted in transplanting seven elk from Western Kansas in 1997.
The silence has been deafening. Although it was understood that Taylor County High School head football coach Curtis Cotton had met with the administration on Monday, Jan. 3 and had turned in his resignation on Tuesday, Jan. 4, it was not made public until the personnel report was released on Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Campbellsville High School’s boys fought back from a game-long deficit to grab the lead only to see Marion County’s DeShawn Douglas drain a three with less than eight seconds left for a 41-39 Knight win in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium on Friday night.
The Eagles had out-scored the visitors 10-2 in the final quarter before Douglas’ trey proved to be the game winner.
Jordan Percell paced Campbellsville with 14 points and 12 rebounds while Douglas led Marion County with 13 and Carlos Litsey added 11.
Mercedes Cox (18 points), Hope Wigginton (16) and Elizabeth Thomas (10) combined for 44 points as the Taylor County Lady Cardinals held off visiting Bardstown 57-49 on Friday night.
The Lady Cardinals (10-4) led by double digits at the half and still held an 11-point cushion (49-38) n the fourth quarter until a free throw and two Alyssa Thompson three-pointers made it 49-45 with 3:30 to play.
However, the Lady Cards nailed seven of 10 free throws down the stretch, six of eight by Cox, to post the victory.
Taylor County out-scored North Hardin 55-31 over the last three quarters and posted a 64-52 victory at home over the defending Fifth Region champions on Friday.
The Trojans led by double digits in the first half before Tevin Webster’s 10-point, second-quarter effort brought the Cardinals to within four (36-32) at the intermission.
Taylor County took its second lead of the game at 42-41 on Lucas Bradshaw’s basket with 2:54 left in the third frame and tallied the first 16 points of the final period.
When the going gets tough (fishing), the tough go sauger fishing. It’s a fish most easily caught in the coldest weather.
Below the dams on the Ohio and other streams are prime territory for sauger, a tasty cousin of the walleye.
Sauger action usually starts in November and good fishing continues through the end of February from the Markland Dam all the way down the river to the J.T. Myers Dam at Uniontown. There also is good fishing along other streams throughout the state.
Adair County 15-9
Marion County 12-8
Taylor County 12-12
Nelson County 9-15
Washington County 4-19
LaRue County 14-7
Hart County 3-17