Kentucky State Parks offering discounts to current military, retirees and veterans through March 31

Current and former members of the nation’s armed services can receive lodging discounts at Kentucky State Parks with the “USA Military Discount” program now through Mar. 31. Those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists, are eligible for the program. “Kentucky State Parks are proud to offer this lodging discount to show...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Two good state resort parks for early summer largemouth bass fishing

By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward (This is the eighth installment of the “Spring Fishing Fever” series of articles, detailing productive fishing techniques and opportunities across Kentucky. The series will continue until early summer. An archive of past articles is available on the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov). The months of May and June make for two of the best for catching largemouth...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Gasper River region one of most pastoral areas in state

This is the head of Put-In Rapid at low water, just downstream of the KY 626 Bridge over the Gasper River in Warren County. The Gasper River is one of the most scenic in southern Kentucky and holds an excellent population of smallmouth bass. Visitors may enjoy side trips to the historic South Union Shaker Village in Auburn and the Corvette museum in Bowling Green to accompany the fantastic fishing...

Spring Hoot 5k Race Review

How cute are the shirts! A few weeks ago, KyForward graciously offered to send me to Barren River Lake State Resort Park in Lucas, KY for an overnight trip to run in the Spring Hoot 5K. Free trip and free race entries? Yes please! This race makes up the second leg of the Kentucky State Park Race Series. I’d really wanted to run the whole series but had to miss the first one due to a scheduling...

PRO Compression Review and Giveaway

As a runner, compression socks play a crucial role in my recovery during or after a long run or hard workout. They get the blood flowing in your legs so that you can bounce back quicker and stronger. PRO Compression was gracious enough to send me a pair of the Baby Blue Marathon Socks to try out.  Shockingly, I’ve only used one other brand of compression socks before so I was anxious to try...