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i I mcDrlae I ] t'ough Federally-Funded Prolect I on sports , Z 4 ) Z ! t the wooded hill counter   istwn, Cox's Cre  Way through northern ty. Its swift riffles and II I p Pools are teeming wlth  i'two-day period in May of :i 12ters were filled with the ,475 dead fish. tigation that followed, ildlife personnel deter- i:the fish kill began in a  If Cox's Creek and was Itely a mile and one-  I)ngth. Walking upstream )nt Where dead fish were e rpd, they found the cause- ,0g feed lots. k.ths that followed the . ttsh kill investigation k a[ter an assessment of the Ir, d COurt action, those i nsible for the fish kill t 1. Shortly afterward, this 'used to restock the af- t,h Dr, the stream with .ass. t !lgation, and the con- Ch vlCtion, would have been t .lmred or impossible had 4: ederal aid to a project . Environmental In-  ...Through this project, re!able for the man-hour tgating biologists, their food and lodging and the necessary steps for an accurate documentation of the fish kill. Federal aid for fish kill in- vestigations is possible because of the Dingell-Johnson Act, created to provide federal aid for fishery restoration. According to James P. Carter, federal aid coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fisheries Division, the project is funded on "a 75-25 percent cost share basis, with the state paying one fourth." Carter said the primary objective of the Environmental In- vestigations project was to increase the effectiveness of water pollution abatement and other forms of habitat alteration. Fish kill .investigations are con- ducted on a statewide basis in con- junction with district biologists and representatives from the Department of Natural Resources and En- vironmental Protection, Division of Water. Fishery biologist Lee Evenhuis is the principal investigator of the project. It is his responsibility to see that the fish kill investigations are conducted a.ccording to the strict guidelines set forth in the project narrative. It is up to Evenhuis to direct the investigators in the actual counting THE SPORTS oeeoeo'oe o oeoooooeooooeoe EQUIPMENT:  HEADQUARTERS FORi " Hunting ,,,, CampinE " FISHING TACKLE! i *" Archery ,I Golf ,I Tennis  ...................... : 910 Leitchfield Road I lih:k N. of Chautauqua Park Phone 685-2766 BankAmericard-Master Charge and monetary assessment of the fish, as well as the procedures for water sample collections and cause determination. Evenhuis indicated that the Division of Water does the actual analysis of the samples that are brought in from the field. He said that, although his main job is coordinating the efforts of Fish and Wildlife's district fishery biologists with the efforts of the Division of Water field representatives. "I sometimes get into the field to help during big kills or when we have two simultaneous kills." In the case of Cox's Creek, the in- vestigation revealed an abnormally low amount of dissolved oxygen available to fish in the kill area. The fish died when the oxygen in the water which they needed to live, was used up by deteriorating animal wastes. The incidences of pollution-caused fish kills in Kentucky are occurring more frequently each year. Last year, according to the 1972 Annual Report of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, 245,529 fish died as a result of 22 separate kills that oc- curred on 75 miles of the state's streams and rivers. Assessed damages exceeded $25,000. In addition to the kills reported, there were 98 other incidences of pollution exclusive of fish kills. The report further indicated that acid mine water,  sewage, petroleum products and chemicals continue to be the major causes of fish kills in Kentucky. "Summer is the season when fish kills are the most numerous in Kentucky," Evenhuis said. "Last year 20 of the state's 22 fish kills oc- curred between May and October," he continued., offering the suggestion that persons throughout the state should be on the look-out. "We are dependent on local residents to report dead or dying fish to their county conservation officers so that the word may be passed on to the fisheries lab in Frankfort," he said. Evenhuis stressed that, in the in- vestigation, of. fish: kil, ".Titae is i A.M. Russell Garage 00REE 1 ON BODY WORN YEARs EXPERIENCE Oil Products HWY. 231 - PLEASANT RIDGE, KY. - PHONE 275-4489 AND HAS ASSUMED MANAGEMENT "UniRoyal Tires Prestolite Batteries I: " Peerless Tires ,i Accessories v, Fan Belts UNBELIEVABLE! SPECIAL Light Mechanical Work OIL FILTERS ,2o0 Tune Ups v- Wrecker Service ,i Arc Welding E)00ON critical in the proper assessment of damages, location of source of pollutant and determination of type," he added. Big Lakes Not Always The Best Although most fishermen seem to concentrate their efforts on the larger lakes, there are other places to fish in Kentucky, which can offer both a change of pace and a full stringer to the angler willing to try them. Some of the best summer fishing occurs in the tailwaters below our larger dams. The Kentucky and Barkley Dam tailwaters are well- known for their excellent catfish, crappie and white bass fishing, but not many are aware that fishermen who know these waters often catch their limit by plugging the shorelines for black bass, particularly in the Cumberland River below Barkley Dam. Kentucky fishermen seeking large rainbow trout can find no better place than the Cumberland River below Wolf Creek Dam. Each year many trout averaging over five pounds are taken from these cool waters. During the summer, trout fishing is at its peak during periods of low flow. Strings of fine trout are taken by bank fishermen and by those who choose a peaceful float trip which may extend as far as Burkesville, some 30 miles from the dam. For another change of pace, anglers might explore some of the numerous streams which flow through Ken- tucky. On these smaller streams, fish will sometimes refuse to take artificial lures, so the fisherman should carry a small seine to catch minnows, crawfish or other natural baits, which fails. There are also many farm ponds throughout the state. The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has stocked some 60,000 of these ponds, and they are often prime spots for both bass and bluegill. Remember, however, that these ponds are on private property: permission should be obtained from the landowner before fishing on his pond. Fishermen shouldn't overlook the smaller state-owned lakes scattered throughout the Commonwealth. These are open to the public and are often "hot spots" for summer fishing. Secretariat won another easy $75,000 last Saturday and it's beginning to look like the big Triple Crown winner could be one of the greatest thorough- bred horses of all time. In fact, it seems almost a shame to put other horses on the same track with Secretariat. It was casually suggested by a Hartford observer Monday that in future races Secretariat should be made to start from a reclining position outside the gate. Another suggested alternative would be to give the rest of the field an eighth-mile head start before unleashing the mighty Kentucky Der by-Pr eakness-Belmont Smkes winner. Personally, I think the horse should be retired, thereby eleminating the chances for injuries. If I owned a horse worth more than $6 million it would take an act of Congress and an overdrawn checking account to get him on the track. On the other hand, it might be in- teresting to see Secretariat run against a bunch of the jokers caught up in the Watergate scandal. If some of those guys can run as fast as they talk it could be one heck of a race. My old buddy Phil Fogle, as of Sunday, has played 932 holes of golf since Jan.1. Considering January, February, March and April were unfit playing months due to ice, snow and rain, that's a mess of golf. It would stand to reason that any person playing that much should be able to qualify for the pro tour. Such reasoning, however, is blocked by the way Phil plays. I will admit that the rascal has gone from the high forties to the low forties during the current season but that has to be due in part to his age. You see, Phil has gone over the age of 50 and apparently a segment of his memory has passed with time. He tends to forget some shots that are best not to remember...especially when it comes to putting a figure down on a scorecard. Phil basically is an honest guy but it just seems that what with the age and all his addition ability is seriously p p ::the :tee+antt the green. You probably heard the story about the old boy who went out and played 27 holes of golf on a Saturday and, after leaving the course, continued his fun until about 4 in the morning. On entering the front door he was met by the little wife who demanded an explanation. "Well, you see hon," he said, "I got home early and decided to lie outside in the hammock and watch the stars. I went to sleep and just woke up." "That's funny," his wife said, 'I put that hammock in the garage two (X00T TO Doviess County High School Owensboro, Ky. JULY 7, 1973  REGIsTRATIOr ........................ 12:00 P.M. BEAUTY CONTEST (Swim suit portion) ....... 1:00 P,M. REGISTRATION CLOSES .................. 1:30 P.M. BUSINESS MEETING ...................... 1:30 P.M. \\; BEAUTY CONTEST (Formals) ............... 2:15 P.M. DOOR PRIZES ........................... 3:30 P.M. /gill , ..L 3111 Fairview Drive Owensboro, Kentucky I IIIII I weeks ago." "That's my story," the husband answered, "and I'm sticking with it." Another fool-hearty character went out on the town and on reaching home in a state less that steady, reeled up to the front door just when the sun was coming up. Just before knocking on the door he was bitten by a smart bug. He removed all of his clothing with the exception of his undershorts and shirt and hid the rest under a bush. He then knocked on the door. After a couple of minutes his wife opened the portal and demanded to know why the dunce was standing outside with only his under clothes on. "Well you see hon," he blurted out, "l came out to get the morning paper and the door slammed behind me." Congratulations to the Coated Metallic Giants on winning the Beaver Dam Little League title. I only wish more people had come out to see the good work you did in beating out the five other teams. Winning is sweet but, isn't it a lot sweeter when somebody really cares...I mean somebody other than the players, the coaches and, perhaps, two or three sets of parents. But that's okay. You've won without them this far and you can go right on winning. A district, regional or state championship could really make then regret what they missed. Giants Wrap Up 1st Place The Nestaway Giants have first place wrapped up in Beaver Dam Little League play and Thursday L'$i.,,ul decide the, second and third place finishers. In games Monday night the Giants belted the Jaycee Braves 15-5. Ricky Embry homered for the losers. David Moss was the winning pitcher. The Drake Tigers tripped the Rice Mets 9-4 and the Weedman Cardinals trounced the Oilers 19-7. Brad Stanley and John Barnett hit homers for the Cards. Stanley picked up the pitching win. Thursday's schedule will find the Tigers going against the Oilers, the Mets against the Braves, and the Giants against the Cardinals. The Giants have things their own way in first place with a 10-1 mark. The Cardinals are in second with a 7-5 record and the Braves .stand at 6-5. The Braves are not expected to have much trouble with the Mets but \\; the Cards could have their hands full with the Giants. The Weedman Club handed the Giantts their only loss of the season and the league champs might be out to prove the defeat was an accident. Rounding out the standings, the Tigers are 5-7, the Mets are 3-8 and the Oilers are 1-10. N,, I': Pmn,ls p;tv 5 /; interest wh,., held h, rI;*tl'itv t)[ ,' t.;ir:, ltJ monthx |', the' |irl til,lrt#%i*(J thi.l) ril,+Jlqr .h(* {;tl} N' Ctt|}(*d ;it t,+tjr b;tllk lnt+-r+.t i li(l| %kl|)t'('| it; "+tll" el .i lli('fJllll' I;IX'%, ,l[)( I+.d+.r:d hlx ln;l , d#,l-i It+l 11111 tt.lJt.rt)ptt++ll Now Bonds mature in less than six years. Mini-Stock ili REavCelr.yg Saturday Night 231 Speedway Pleasant Ridge