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UK Art Museum features work of celebrated Kentucky impressionist Paul Sawyier through March 20

Although he was born across the Ohio River, it was the Commonwealth’s beautiful landscape that became the beloved subject of impressionist Paul Sawyier’s career. A free public exhibition of Sawyier’s watercolors drawn from the museum’s collection at the University of Kentucky Art Museum is now on display. “Paul Sawyier is always one of Kentucky’s favorite artists, but in the...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Let’s go fishing which is best in Spring; we’re blessed with abundance of lakes and streams

We are blessed here in Kentucky with an abundance of streams and lakes, excellent fishing and no closed seasons. While the unofficial start to spring fishing begins with the new license year on March 1, we can fish year-round, weather permitting. Quality crappie is the name of the game at Taylorsville Lake, 3,050 acres in Spencer, Anderson and Nelson counties. (US Army Corps of Engineers photo) If...

Georgetown, Scott Co. featured in newest episode of KET’s Downstream; preview party set for Dec. 9

Georgetown and Scott County have starring roles in an episode of KET’s production of “Downstream,” and everyone is invited to a Preview Party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Country Boy Brewery & Taproom to celebrate. Hosted by Georgetown/Scott County Tourism, the party will include a screening of the episode, entitled “Georgetown KY – Elkhorn Creek, Bourbon Blending and Local...

Transylvania professor’s ‘Elkhorn’ book wins Thomas D. Clark Medallion, highlights state’s history, culture

Richard Taylor, Transylvania University’s Kenan Visiting Writer and a former Kentucky poet laureate, has received the Thomas D. Clark Medallion for his new book, “Elkhorn: Evolution of a Kentucky Landscape.” Named after the founder of the University Press of Kentucky, the medallion is awarded to one book each year for highlighting the state’s history and culture. “Elkhorn” is published...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Richard Taylor’s new book explores history, inhabitants of Elkhorn Creek

Richard Taylor, a professor of English and Kenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania University, explores the natural history, early inhabitants, and commerce along an eight-mile stretch of the main stem of the Bluegrass Region’s most esteemed waterway in his new book Elkhorn: Evolution of a Kentucky Landscape, published by University Press of Kentucky. Paul Sawyier (1865-1917) was an American impressionist...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: State program aims to ‘recruit, retain and reactivate’ adult anglers

School kids fervently look forward to summer break, but often after a few weeks, they complain of boredom. An 18-inch largemouth bass jumping and shaking its head at the end of a line is a sure-fire way to cure boredom and instill a passion for a lifelong wholesome activity in a young person. Many parents would like to teach their kids how to fish, but don’t know how to fish themselves. The Angler’s...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Time to wade on in, the stream smallmouth bass are hungry

Kentucky Afield Magazine editor Dave Baker holds a smallmouth bass he caught last summer from Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County. May is the best month for trophy stream smallmouth bass fishing and most areas of Kentucky have productive smallmouth streams flowing through them. (Photo from F&W)   By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   I have an old friend who was reluctant to go wading...