May 25, 2006
Editor's note: This is the first in a monthly series the Journal is calling Jessamine Outdoors. If you're interested in being featured in this series, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. At the age of 11, John Shoemaker began what would become a lifelong passion. "When I was young, too young to go by myself, my mother worked with a guy (Rex Thompson) and asked him to take me hunting," he said. Since then Shoemaker, now 28 and working and living in Nicholasville, has rarely missed a chance to head into the wilderness in search of wild game.
December 22, 2005
To the editor: Regarding the newspaper's article on bus service as a possibility for Nicholasville, Mayor John Martin said that LexTran officials are optimistic that bus service can be supplied. The only glitch is funding, according to Dave Higgins of community affairs for LexTran. This sounds, to me, like a lead-in for suppleJessamine County residents like they are receiving through a tax increase from Fayette county. I have lived in this area for 40 years and to my knowledge the bus system has never made a profit, and has always depended on grants, donations, and supplemental funding just to break even.
March 10, 2005
FRANKFORT - The 2005-06 deer hunting seasons and zones have been set by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission. The commission also expanded equipment use to allow crossbows during the full archery season at its quarterly meeting last week. The seasons: Archery/crossbow: Sept. 3-Jan. 16. Early muzzleloader: Zones 1-3 (either sex) and Zone 4 (antlered only), Oct. 15-16. Late muzzleloader: Either sex, Dec. 10-18. Modern firearms: Zones 1-2 (either sex)
August 25, 2004
Wilting plants and shrubs do not always need water when sunny weather returns after a rainy period. In fact, the soil might be saturated making extra moisture one thing the shrubs and plants do not need. Periods of rainy weather saturate the soil with water, forcing air out of the soil so roots cannot breathe. This sometimes causes root death and plant growth slows down due to lack of oxygen and buildup of other gasses such as carbon dioxide or ethylene. As sunny weather returns, plants become stressed and begin to rapidly lose moisture through the leaves.
June 29, 2004
LIBERTY - A Yosemite man has been indicted in the shooting death of a Casey County teenager, court records show. Troy S. Carman, 37, was indicted by a grand jury Monday on a reckless homicide charge in the Nov. 24 shooting death of 18-year-old Joshua A. Mullins of Yosemite. Mullins died of a gunshot wound to the lower back and hip area, according to Casey County Coroner Tommy Clark. The death was caused by a .306-caliber rifle, used for deer hunting. The gun reportedly went off when Mullins attempted to get out of a car driven by Chris Carman of Danville, according to a report by state police Detective George Atwood.
January 22, 2004
Lisa Owens, the head track and cross country coach at Centre College, went to Camden, Ala., earlier this month to participate in a SuperHunt with Mossy Oak Productions, which produces five different outdoors television shows. Owens was filmed hunting whitetailed deer on a 14,000-acre property leased by Mossy Oak, and may appear on one of the future television shows. Only 36 people a year are chosen to participate in the SuperHunts, and Owens was the only woman chosen for this year's hunts.
November 25, 2003
LIBERTY -Authorities are investigating a shooting that caused the death of a teenager Monday night on Hurricane Ridge Road, 14 miles east of here. Joshua Mullins, 18, of Yosemite was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. at the scene by Casey Coroner Tommy Clark. Mullins apparently died of a gunshot wound to the lower back and hip area, according to Clark. The death was caused by a .306-caliber rifle, used for deer hunting, that apparently went off as Mullins attempted to get out of a car driven by Chris Carman of Danville, according to state police Detective George Atwood.