Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve is an outstanding example of a cedar barren prairie, complete with a variety of common and rare wildflowers and butterflies. Wildflowers such as prairie dock and spiked blazing-star grow in abundance at this preserve, along with 11 state endangered plants including spider milkweed, prairie false indigo and pink milkwort. The prairie also features one of the state's most extensive populations of rattlesnake-master, an interesting, white, prickly shaped flower.
Because of the preserve's proximity to other Adams County prairies, visitors are encouraged to ask staff for directions to nearby sites.
Workforce Connections announces services
Business start-up and expansion informational meetings will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Workforce Connections, 433 Third St. Call Chris at (866) 820-1185 to schedule an appointment.
Orientation to Adult Basic Literacy and Education Services will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at Workforce Connections, 433 Third St. Call (740) 372-2812.
For more information about the services provided by the Workforce Connection, call (740) 354-4531, 1 (866) 443-9675 or TDY (740) 354-5886.
Fishing tournament set for Saturday
The third annual Greenbo Lake Junior Fishing Tournament will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Greenbo Lake in Greenup, Ky. Groups will include: ages 3 to 5, ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 12, and ages 13 to 15.
Prizes will be awarded in each group to the child who catches the most fish and to the child who catches the largest fish, both girls and boys categories. A drawing also will be conducted in each age group for a prize.
The fishing tournament will take place at the Greenbo Lake State Resort boat dock, along with the awarding of prizes. There will be no fishing from boats.
There is no entry fee. Entry forms may be picked up at T&D Bait and Tackle, Distinctive Specialities, Raceland BP and Greenbo Lake State Resort boat dock. For more information, call the park at (800) 325-0083 or (606) 473-7324.