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Family fun at the lake




Mike Smith, of Hindman, helped his 11-year-old grandson, Devin Gayheart, of Pikeville, land a catfish at a kids’ fishing event at Four Star Village pay lake at Redfox on Aug. 28. Also pictured is another of Smith’s grandson, Isaiah Hurt. The event was sponsored by the Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. At least 84 children ages two to 17 fished with family members. Benjamin Cornett, 13, of Blackey, caught the largest catfish, which was 24.5 inches long. (Photos by Sally Barto)

Mike Smith, of Hindman, helped his 11-year-old grandson, Devin Gayheart, of Pikeville, land a catfish at a kids’ fishing event at Four Star Village pay lake at Redfox on Aug. 28. Also pictured is another of Smith’s grandson, Isaiah Hurt. The event was sponsored by the Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. At least 84 children ages two to 17 fished with family members. Benjamin Cornett, 13, of Blackey, caught the largest catfish, which was 24.5 inches long. (Photos by Sally Barto)

At least 84 children, ages two to 17, fished with family members during a “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” youth fishing day held Saturday at Four Star Village pay lake at Redfox.

The free event was sponsored by the Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC), and Unlawful Narcotics Investigation, Treatment and Education (UNITE).

Benjamin Cornett, 13, of Blackey, caught the largest catfish, which was 24.5 inches long. At least 10 children decided to take home fish they caught. The Wild Turkey Federation paid to stock 400 pounds of catfish in the lake.

Raymond Brown, with the Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, said the fishing event is a way “to get kids hooked on fishing and to get them out of their houses.”


Five-year-old Caroline Rose, of Whitesburg, held onto her fishing pole during a kids’ fishing event held Aug. 28 at Four Star Village Pay Lake at Redfox. She eventually reeled in a catfish which her father, Joe Rose, removed from her line.

Five-year-old Caroline Rose, of Whitesburg, held onto her fishing pole during a kids’ fishing event held Aug. 28 at Four Star Village Pay Lake at Redfox. She eventually reeled in a catfish which her father, Joe Rose, removed from her line.

Deidra Banks, of Neon, held a catfi sh she caught at the kids’ fishing event.

Deidra Banks, of Neon, held a catfi sh she caught at the kids’ fishing event.

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