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...

Appalachian stories and tales featured during Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival March 17-18

An entire weekend in March will be dedicated to Appalachian stories and tales during the Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival March 17-18. The weekend kicks off Friday evening at 8 p.m. with a ghost story session. On Saturday, storytellers will take the stage throughout the day. The weekend will close with a Saturday evening concert at 8 p.m. Suzi Whaples (Facebook Photo) Participants will also have...

Kentucky Hills, Woods and Waters Weekend set for Jan. 20-22 at Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will host the Kentucky Hills, Woods and Waters Weekend Jan. 20-22. This weekend will give guests a chance to explore Kentucky’s rich cultural and natural history by attending free activities and workshops. Participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of activities including guided hikes, kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching, and wildlife habitat restoration. On...

Energy and Environment Cabinet announces winner of annual ‘Capture the Earth’ photography contest

Drakes Creek Middle School seventh-grader Leslie Hale, 13, is the winner of the sixth-annual “Capture the Earth” photography contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet in celebration of Earth Day. Hale photographed a rainbow over Cumberland Falls using a Nikon Coolpix camera. “I like how this image captures the beauty of Cumberland Falls through the waterfall and rainbow...

See KY: Just as Daniel Boone did, adventurers flock to state’s eastern highlands south region

Cumberland Falls is just one of the highlights found in Daniel Boone’s former stomping grounds in Kentucky’s Eastern Highlands South region (Stateparks.com Photo)   Mountains, forests, ancient stone arches, raw beauty.   This is exactly the place one would expect to find pioneer and coal-mining history alongside outdoor adventures like whitewater rafting, rock climbing, zip lining, hiking,...