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Library hosts fishing trip

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By The Staff

It may not have been the hottest day of the year but it was close.  With the temperature in the 90s and humidity levels up to 75 percent before it even thought about raining, patrons of the Spencer County Library flooded the tailwaters June 15 for part of the Summer Reading Program.  

Paul Sullivan grilled hotdogs thanks to donations from Goebel and Henry Real Estate.  While we ate, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented a program on water safety.  Kids learned how to identify a drowning victim and had fun throwing rescue devices to save a “dummy”.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife provided fishing poles and instructions for the kids to fish.  The poles were the perfect fit for the kids as Olivia Tiller put it “I just swing back and it cast right where I want it to land”. 

Some were a little hesitant to handle the bait donated by Settlers Trace, but it was not long before the wax worms and night crawlers were hooked and in the water. 

Most everyone caught a small fish or two with Corey Curran saying that he and his brother and sister just dropped a line over the edge of the sidewalk and pulled up a fish. Ben Essex took a good size bluegill home to eat. 

The fish really started to bite later in the evening as the wind picked up and cooled us off.  It was hard to leave, but with a severe thunder storm on its way, we had to go.  Ashlyn Propheter enjoyed herself and was excited to know what we had planned for the following Tuesday.