April 4, 2012
Lyon County - home of Lance Freeman
Freeman, picture with Sen. Ken Winters and a small part of his fan club, was
presented a Senatorial Citation prior to the sign dedication.
Three generations of “Fishing Freemans” were present for the sign dedication.
From left, Lance’s grandparents Paul and Pat Freeman, his mother Vonda, Lance,
sister Kacie and father Jim.
-Photos by Todd Atchison Lance Freeman, second from right, was recognized by Lyon County Judge/
Executive Wade White, Sen. Ken Winters, and Rep. Will Coursey for his accomplishments.
By RAE WAGONER
grateful for the encouragement I’ve been given, from the afternoon fishing trips
with my grandfather to trips with my dad and my uncle.”
“The best thing about fishing,” he said, “is that it doesn’t matter if you’re a Five
Most people go their entire lives without having a road sign bearing their name.
If that particular accomplishment was on Lance Freeman’s “bucket list,” he ‘A’ school or a little Podunk town with five kids – it’s a sport all your own. You don’t
crossed it off last week as a sign proclaiming Lyon County as the “Home of Lance even have to be on a team... you set your own self up for this.”
Freeman is the son of Vonda and Jim Freeman and has fished competitively for
Freeman, Bassmaster Junior World Champion,” was unveiled just this side of the
several years. He has captured many local, state and regional titles on his way to
bridge connecting Lyon and Livingston counties.
Young Freeman was named Junior World Champion by the prestigious this national honor, including five consecutive Kentucky State Titles.
Freeman won’t have to worry about not being on a team any longer, as the
Bassmasters organization in November of last year when he outfished everyone
else on Bayou DeSiard in Monroe, Louisiana, site of the championship tourna- Kentucky High School Athletic Association recently added bass fishing to its list
ment. He won the 15- to 18-year-old age division with a weight of 2 pounds, 10 of sanctioned sports activities in Kentucky schools. Freeman is, of course, already
on the Lyon County High School team which will host its first tournament at Eddy
ounces – all from a single fish.
Freeman was presented with a citation from the Kentucky State Senate and was Creek on April 28. The 2012 season will feature a series of contests culminating
joined by Sen. Winters. Rep. Will Coursey, Judge/Executive Wade White, friends with the Bluegrass games tournament, which is scheduled for May 5 on Kentucky
Lake. Lyon County is well positioned for success in this arena, with its proximity
and family for the dedication of the sign which bears his name.
“It’s truly remarkable,” Freeman said of his fishing fame. “I’m super super to the lake region and the experience of team member Freeman.
Wynn takes turkey Tabor takes turkey
Garrett Wynn, 13 of
Kuttawa killed this gobbler on opening weekend of youth season.
The big bird weighed in
at twenty pounds, had
a ten-inch beard and
1 inch spurs. Garrett
is the son of Melissa
and Jamie Wynn of
Kuttawa. Wynn bagged
two birds on opening
Justin Tabor, 11, killed his first turkey on the opening day of youth season.
The gobbler weighed 21 pounds and had a 10-inch beard and 3/4-inch spurs.
Tabor was participating in his first youth hunt with his father, Shawn Tabor of
Eddyville, on the family farm. He is also the son of Robin Tabor of Princeton and
a member of the Shelley Nickell Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES
-photo by Sutton Wagoner