Times-Tribune Staff Report
A pair of Knox County Earth Team Volunteers, Seth Evans and Matthew Dixon, recently learned how to find historical artifacts in a 52-acre wetland reserve.
Conservationist Brian Jones, biologist Charles Kitts and archaeologist Bill Sharp worked with the pair last weekend.
According to Jamie A. Johnson, conservation planning technician for the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Jones, Kitts and Sharp were out with the young men to give them information about past societies and environments.
And they got answers to modern day conservation issues.
The NRCS team and Earth Team Volunteers used shovels a lot on the wetlands reserve.
They tested the land, checked the condition of the soil and watched the land for any disturbances.
They also sifted for artifacts, she said, adding that in the wetlands Evans and Dixon found no artifacts.
Of course the weekend in the wetlands taught Evans and Dixon the life in the field, she said.
The Wetlands Reserve Program is voluntary in which landowners have an opportunity to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on their property.
USDA’s NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help landowners with efforts to restore wetland.
To qualify, landowners must comply with the High Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions of the Farm Bill. They must also meet the Adjusted Gross Income limitations.
Those who may be interested in becoming an Earth Team Volunteer should go to www.ky.nrcs.usda.gov/news/howtosignup.
Volunteers learn to search for historical artifacts
Times-Tribune Staff Report
Gone, but not forgotten
At 2 p.m. Thursday, the students, teachers and staff of Corbin Elementary School took time out to remember one of their own.
A Corbin man who died in 2008 while serving in the U.S. Army will be honored with a flag presentation today at Wildcat Harley-Davidson in London.
An evening of rewards and awards
Three years after the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce was formed, the people who make up the Chamber celebrated how far they’ve come, and how moving forward will take them farther, during Tuesday’s inaugural Annual Chamber Banquet.
A great day of celebration
There were rays of light over Union College Friday afternoon. From the natural beams of the sun shining on Barbourville, to the glow inside Robsion Arena, the energy was bright and brilliant during the inauguration of the college’s 19th President, Dr. Marcia Hawkins.
‘The Boys From Corbin’ come back
They built this city on high school sports.
And last weekend, the student athletes from the 1930s to 1960s at Corbin High School brought back the memories, the friendships and their legacy to an appreciative town.
On the road to Nashville
Musical talent in Sydney Hurst’s family may have skipped a generation, but that hasn’t stopped Marsha and David Hurst, of Corbin, from supporting their 16-year-old daughter’s aspirations of one day becoming a professional country music performer.
Area attractions place in ‘Best of Kentucky’ contest
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and London’s World Chicken Festival placed in this year’s Kentucky Living “Best of Kentucky” contest.
There was power in the color pink Monday afternoon, as a group of people participated in the “Planet Pink” Cancer Awareness Walk in downtown Corbin.
Ossoli Club presents the 2013 May Day Candidates
Elsewhere in Kentucky, Derby season may open with fireworks, elegant parties, or parades. In Corbin, Derby season kicks off with a completely different race, a fundraising race, and Derby weekend itself this year will open with the 70th Annual May Day Festival, where the Ossoli Club of Corbin applauds and rewards the girls who have raised money for the community.
Hunter Hills holding pet supply drive
Eleven-year-old Savannah Litton believed she had found of an abused and abandoned kitten, but didn’t know what to do about it.
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