Fayette County

Week ahead: Beer, Bourbon and Bacon Garden Party, Ky. River Clean Sweep, more

Ellen Hannifan, left, and Sue Skelly, right, collected trash along the banks during the annual Kentucky River Clean Sweep in 2013. This years’ sweep is on Saturday.
Ellen Hannifan, left, and Sue Skelly, right, collected trash along the banks during the annual Kentucky River Clean Sweep in 2013. This years’ sweep is on Saturday. Lexington Herald-Leader

Thursday

Kentuckians tee it up in nation’s top tournament

Four golfers with Kentucky ties will tee off in the U.S. Open through Sunday. PGA tour players J.B. Holmes (UK, Taylor Co.) and Justin Thomas (St. Xavier) will be joined by qualifiers Kent Bulle (Glasgow High School) and Derek Fathauer (U of L). (Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 and 5-8 p.m. on Fox; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Fox)

 

TGIFriday

Crowning a state baseball champ

The Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament wraps up at Whitaker Bank Ballpark with the semifinals on Friday and the Championship on Saturday. St. Xavier will take on McCracken County and Bullitt East will face Campbell County in the semis at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.

 

Saturday

Clean up the Kentucky River

Help start the summer with a clean environment at the 25th annual Kentucky River Clean Sweep. Volunteers will collect trash and debris along the 12 miles of river in Fayette County, from the Clays Ferry boat dock to the Valley View Ferry dock, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers should gather at the Clays Ferry dock off Ky. 25 under the Interstate 75 overpass. They’ll receive free breakfast and lunch, a T-shirt and a chance to win prizes. Register at Riversweep2016.eventbrite.com.

 

Sunday

Beer, Bourbon and Bacon Garden Party

Yep, you read that right.The party runs from 1-4 p.m. at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Rd. For $45 you will get to sample beer and bourbon cocktails and an assortment of Bacon-infused edibles. There will also be live music. (Thebourbonsocial.com)

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