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...

State Parks Department soliciting plans to develop camp grounds at Kentucky Dam Village

The Kentucky Department of State Parks is requesting information for the development of a new campground at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in western Kentucky. The department is seeking information from private developers to build and operate a campground on a 150-acre section of land known as Gobbler’s Knob. The information received may be used to develop a request for proposals for the...

State Labor Cabinet to conduct free OSHA training at Kentucky Dam Village

Next week, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet will host free OSHA training at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park from July 11-14. The week-long workplace safety seminar is a part of the Labor Cabinet’s Population Center Training series which are held in various cities across the state throughout the year. “Kentucky Dam Village will mark our third week of providing free OSHA training this year,”...

Kentucky Dam Marina, Lake Beshear boat ramps closing down Nov. 30 for maintenance

The boat ramps at Lake Beshear and at Kentucky Dam Marina on Kentucky Lake will temporarily close to boat launching starting Nov. 30 so both can undergo needed maintenance in the coming weeks. The Kentucky Dam Marina boat ramp reconstruction project at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Marshall County will replace the existing ramp with a five-lane ramp. Each lane will be 14 feet wide. The...

State Parks Foundation awards matching grants for trail projects in Western Kentucky

(Photo from Ky. Parks Foundation)   The Kentucky State Parks Foundation has awarded matching grants to two Kentucky State Parks for trail projects at Nolin Lake and Kentucky Dam Village.   The foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports state parks and various projects in the parks.   “We appreciate the support we receive from the Kentucky State Park Foundation,” Parks...