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Civil War Days weekend set for Oct. 11-13 at Columbus-Belmont State Park; admission is free

Civil War Days returns to the banks of the Mississippi River at Columbus-Belmont State Park the weekend of Oct. 11-13. The 29th year of this weekend features battle re-enactments, history and museum tours, soldier camps, entertainment, food and more. Admission is free. This three-day event begins with an Education Day on Friday, featuring cannon and rifle demonstrations, life of a soldier, camp cooking...

Columbus-Belmont State Park the site for 27th annual Civil War Days Oct. 13-15

The 27th Annual Civil War Days at Columbus-Belmont State Park is Oct. 13-15. The weekend will include battle re-enactments, history and museum tours, soldier camps, entertainment, food and more. Admission is free. This three-day event begins with an Education Day on Friday. There will be cannon and rifle demonstrations, life of a soldier, and dance instruction. Students, scouts, and groups are encouraged...

Columbus-Belmont State Park to celebrate 26th annual Civil War Days Oct. 7-9

Columbus-Belmont State Park will host the 26th Annual Civil War Days Oct. 7-9. The weekend will include battle re-enactments, history and museum tours, soldier camps, entertainment, food and more. Admission is free. This three-day event will begin on Friday, Oct. 7 with Education Day. There will be cannon and rifle demonstrations, life of a soldier and dance instruction. Students, scouts and groups...

Kentucky by Heart: Old-fashioned teamwork at center of Louise Rhodus’ path to success

Louise Rhodus learned early the importance of teamwork. (Photo provided)   Louise Rhodus followed a circuitous path to becoming an expert and award-winning golfer.   She found out early the importance of working within the constraints of old-fashioned teamwork. Born in 1928, she was raised as the middle child of 13 brothers and sisters. Lots of food and limited space had to be shared. Louise...

State parks observe National Public Lands Day with volunteer cleanup all over Kentucky

Kentucky State Parks will be participating in National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27, a day set aside to recognize the importance of parks and encourage volunteer work.   National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Last year, some 180,000 volunteers worked in every state. The purpose of this day is to keep the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps...