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See KY: Find big-city pleasures, small-town treasures in Northern Kentucky river region

  Roebling Bridge (Kentucky Tourism photos)   By Marty Rosen Special to KyForward   Early one morning as our rented canoe slipped past a grass island on the South Fork of the Licking River, we startled a blue heron. Then it startled us, with a splash and a clatter of wings as it left its feeding grounds and rose up through the fog.   We were after the same prey, the smallmouth bass...

See KY: Expansive lake, gorgeous scenery are just part of appeal of Lake Cumberland area

Lake Cumberland at Sunset (Photo from Kentuckytourism.com)   By Marty Rosen Special to KyForward   Some folks come to Somerset and Pulaski County in Kentucky because the sparkling waters of Lake Cumberland are known as the “Houseboat Capital of the World” – a place where friends and family can fish, play and find cozy anchorages under sunny (or starry) skies.   And it’s worth...

See KY: History, hospitality and good eats await in Harrodsburg and Mercer County

Old Fort Harrod State Park (Photo from Kentuckytourism.com)   By Marty Rosen Special to KyForward   On a sunny autumn day – when the Kentucky air is as crisp as a ripe apple and children are scampering around the grounds of Old Fort Harrod State Park – it’s hard to fathom that Harrodsburg (then called Harrodstown) was once the only, fragile English-speaking outpost to be found in the...