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Green River Catfish Festival $10,000 Catfish Tournament less than a week away

Dale Flener, last BIG winner in the fishing tournament and wife Linda.

With the 32nd Green River Catfish Festival just under a week away, many fisherman are gearing up for the annual fishing tournament. Fishing tickets cost only $10 this year and are good for all three days of the tournament. The fishing tournament will run Thursday, July 5th through Saturday, July 7th from 6 am to 6 pm each day. Fishermen will be competing to catch the 24 tagged fish worth a combined $16,150. One fish, sponsored by the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce, will be worth $10,000.

The tournament has returned to the way it was run for many years. You do not have to draw from a group of envelopes to win. If you catch a tagged fish, you are a winner with the dollar amount to be determined by the tag. Hopefully, someone will walk away with $10,000. The value of all tagged fish caught during the tournament will be revealed during the closing ceremonies at the city park on Saturday, July 7th at 8 pm. You must be present during the closing ceremonies to win.

Tickets for the tournament can be purchased at the Chamber office, Warren RECC, Aberdeen Grocery & Bait Shop, Morgantown Bank & Trust, and PBI Bank. Again, tickets cost only $10. Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the tournament.

Once again, Hocker Family Insurance will be sponsoring a special fish worth $250. The fisherman who catches the largest catfish tagged or not tagged during the tournament will walk away with $250 guaranteed. This fisherman must also have a fishing ticket.

The following businesses sponsored individual fish in the tournament:
Chamber of Commerce - 1 fish worth $10,000

Master One Tax Service; Jones Funeral Chapel & Monument Company; Drake's Farm Service; Aberdeen Grocery, Archery, & Bait Shop; and Judge David Fields - 1 fish worth $1,000

Mayor Linda Keown and Morgantown City Council - 1 fish worth $1,000

Henderson Land Surveying and Clean Kentucky Septic Service - 1 fish worth $1,000

Morgantown Prescription Center - 1 fish worth $500

StarTek Recycling - 1 fish worth $250

Kentucky Farm Bureau - 1 fish worth $250

Warren RECC - 2 fish worth $200 each

Chad's Wrecker Service & Body Shop - 1 fish worth $200

Embry & Watts, CPA's - 4 fish worth $100 each

Gill Logging - 2 fish worth $100

Morgantown Utilities - 2 fish worth $100 each

Melissa Cardwell, Circuit Clerk - 1 fish worth $100

Quality Supply Co. and Advanced Heating & Cooling - 1 fish worth $100

Randy & Gina Tynes - 1 fish worth $100

Butler County Water System - 1 fish worth $100

PBI Bank - 2 fish worth $100 each

Hocker Family Insurance - Special fish worth $250, person who buys fishing ticket and catches the biggest catfish tagged or not tagged



Morgantown PTO will be selling ice cold lemonade on the courthouse lawn for $1.00. Please come out and support the community events and support MES PTO.

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