An Expo Where Hunters Gathered
A homespun deer show at Matt Montgomery’s house in rural Jessamine County on Saturday, February 7 attracted about 70 hunters from across the state.
It was a different kind of deer show from other “official” shows. The deer were not judged, there were no prizes, no admission fees, solicitations or required purchases. Concessions were available free of charge.
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Most came to show off their prize kills, and to share their hunting stories. Some came just for something to do on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. There were 46 white tail deer mounts, as well as a turkey and a wildcat.
“I did this because I wanted to see the different quality and size of deer that were hunted from different parts of the state,” Montgomery said. “What we all have in common is that we love to hunt, love the woods, and love Mother Nature.” Thanks to Tim McCarthy for his reporting on this brief. See more deer show photos here.
Matt Montgomery's Jessamine County Deer Show. Photo by Tammy Lanham.
JESSAMINE COUNTY FISCAL COURT REVISED
STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL PLAN UPDATE
Storm debris (limbs and brush) from Jessamine County properties can be taken to Virginia Drive, Nicholasville everyday through March 16, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Jessamine County Road Department will continue to pick up storm debris (limbs and brush) from residents who live on County Roads. All debris must be cut in six foot lengths and brought to the edge of the road. Jessamine County residents with 5 acres or more can burn storm debris (limbs and brush) on site. Controlled burns must be 150 feet away from structures or wood lines and must be reported ahead of time to Central Communications at (859) 887-5447. For more information, contact John V. Carpenter, EMA Director at (859) 983-8836.
KENTUCKY EQUINE HUMANE CENTER HORSE OF THE WEEK
Amos is currently in a foster home where he is being ridden and started in training. He is a nice mover and has jumped cross poles very willingly. He has played mounted games a few times but is still skittish of the equipment. Amos has gotten to trust people and likes attention. He will need an experienced rider with time and a great deal of patience to continue his progress as he still startles occasionally when ridden. Pony Cross • Gelding • Bay • 8-Year-Old • 14 hh. More at www.KyEHC.org