May 29, 2009
Timothy Riddell, left, barely edged out Lee Hunter for first place in the sack race of the Central Elementary School field day this week. Riddell and Hunter are both fifth-grade students. The end-of-the-school year field day was for all students, kindergarten through fifth grade. It was more for fun than competition when, from left, Makayla Williamson, Brettney Williams, Nina Strode and Jada Miller bounced their way down a hill behind Central Elementary School. Students enjoyed a day of outdoor activities to celebrate the end of the school year.
April 30, 2008
Kentucky's first-ever Small Ruminant Dairy Field Day will be Saturday, May 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Miller Trust Farm, 1175 Grimes Mill Road in Lexington. The program will feature presentations by award-winning farmstead cheesemaker Judy Schad from Capriole Inc. in Greenville, Ind.; Terry Hutchens, University of Kentucky goat extension specialist; Ray Bowman, executive director of the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office; and Susan Miller, cheesemaker, Bleugrass Chevre, LLC. Activities will include tours of Kentucky's first licensed goat dairy and goat cheese plant, and a picnic will conclude the day. "Goat's milk products have sparked a lot of interest recently, and there's more and more interest developing in sheep dairies," according to Bowman.
October 26, 2006
Students at The Providence School took a break from their books and laced up their shoes for a field day sponsored by the Nicholasville Police Department last Thursday. Officer Billy King headed up the event and raised $2,000 in funds from 30 local businesses to put it on. "It went great," he said. "All the officers that participated had a really good time, the kids had a good time, as well as the staff. " Chilly weather forced the festivities inside to a nearby soccer center, but students still had plenty to do. They played basketball, four square, cornhole and badminton, and bench pressed in a weight lifting competition.
June 19, 2005
Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club will hold a field day as part of an event held by ham radio clubs across the nation. Mike Sims, emergency coordinator for the club, said last week that the field day will be held from 2 p.m. Saturday through 2 p.m. June 26 at the club house at R.R. Donnelley and Sons. He said that while the club is based in Danville, radio operators from all of the surrounding counties are members since over the years clubs in other cities have closed and Danville is the closest for the people in Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer and Casey counties interested in ham radio communication.
August 28, 2007
JACKSON - University of Kentucky Robinson Station will host the 2007 Mountain Pride Goat Show and Field Day on Sept. 7 and 8 in Jackson (Quicksand) Kentucky. This year's event will feature a field day on Sept. 7 beginning at 5 p.m. Topics to be covered at the field day include:Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Goats Terry Hutchens Forages for Goats Dr. David Ditsch and Shaun Jackson Goat 101: What's an Ideal Goat Show Judge, Armor Maddox FAMACHA Training ($10 fee charged)
May 17, 2007
An Angus Tour and Field Day is scheduled for Saturday at the Central Kentucky Angus Association pavilion, 2286 Fork Church Road, in northern Garrard County. Participants will meet at the pavilion at 9 a.m. and ride a bus to the tour events. Tour stops will be at Cliffside and C&H Cattle Co. where cattle will be on display; Akers Farm in Hubble to hear about ultrasound, herd health and lunch; Branch View Angus, Hustonville, to check out the working facilities, rotational grazing and cattle; and Tarter Gate Co., Dunnville, for a tour of production plant and view products.
September 23, 2003
Mercer County Conservation District will host a field day at the Glen Devine Farm on Ky. 1160 from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. A free meal is planned for about 6 p.m. Call (859) 734-6889 for reservations.
July 17, 2008
Local amateur radio operators, or hams, tested their emergency preparedness recently during the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsored Field Day exercise. The ham organization runs the exercise annually during the last weekend in June. According to the ARRL "during Field Day, operators set up radio transmitting and receiving equipment in local parks, at shopping malls or even in backyards, and get on the air using generators, battery or solar power to run their equipment. This type of exercise, along with the operators' dedication to public service, allows them to step in and help emergency officials and relief organizations when disaster strikes.
August 30, 2006
Education fund set up for Frederick children A fund for the children of Bart Frederick has been set up at Anderson and Anderson Attorneys. To make a contribution make checks payable to Frederick Children Educational Fund, and mail to Anderson and Anderson Attorneys, P.O. Box 804, Danville, KY 40423. Chili supper set before game Boyle County Middle School Football Boosters still are sponsoring a chili supper at the Boyle County High School's cafeteria before the Friday football game between Boyle County and Danville.