Land Between the Lakes http://wkms.org en Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee http://wkms.org/post/pickin-party-weekend-nathan-blake-lynn-josh-coffey-emcee <p>The Pickin' Party returns to LBL's&nbsp;Homeplace this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets to see old time music on a rustic stage. Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey emcee while Dixie Volunteers, Charlie Stamper, and buck dancer Thomas Maupin and Overall Creek Band perform. On <em>Sounds Good</em>, Tracy Ross speaks with Homeplace Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls about the event.</p><p><em>Hear the conversation:</em></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:00:05 +0000 Tracy Ross 41253 at http://wkms.org Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee Drilling Begins for New Bridge over Lake Barkley http://wkms.org/post/drilling-begins-new-bridge-over-lake-barkley <p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects workers to begin drilling this afternoon at the site of the new US 68/KY 80 bridge across Lake Barkley.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:13:46 +0000 Allison Crawford 41158 at http://wkms.org Drilling Begins for New Bridge over Lake Barkley LBL Releases Farming Prospectuses, Bids Open Through May 13 http://wkms.org/post/lbl-releases-farming-prospectuses-bids-open-through-may-13 <p>Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is accepting bids for farming crops and hay as part of open lands management.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:31:00 +0000 John Null 39582 at http://wkms.org LBL Releases Farming Prospectuses, Bids Open Through May 13 Land Between the Lakes Reopens Tomorrow http://wkms.org/post/land-between-lakes-reopens-tomorrow <p>On Saturday, March 8,&nbsp;Land Between The Lakes&nbsp;National Recreation Area will reopen to the public after a week long closure caused by icy weather.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:26:00 +0000 WKMS Staff 39125 at http://wkms.org Land Between the Lakes Reopens Tomorrow LBL Will Not Reopen Thursday Due to Ice, Road Travel Discouraged http://wkms.org/post/lbl-will-not-reopen-thursday-due-ice-road-travel-discouraged <p>Offices and facilities at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will not re-open&nbsp;Thursday as initially planned.</p><p>Staff have been working to clear layers of ice from LBL roads and parking lots in preparation for the return of visitors, but Area Supervisor Tina Tilley says<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the roads remain too slick for driving.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:22:06 +0000 Rob Canning 39070 at http://wkms.org LBL Will Not Reopen Thursday Due to Ice, Road Travel Discouraged After Protest, LBL Maintenance Contract Awarded to South Carolina Company http://wkms.org/post/after-protest-lbl-maintenance-contract-awarded-south-carolina-company <p>The federal government has given final approval to an $8.5 million maintenance contract&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.</span></p><p>The U.S. Forest Service awarded South Carolina-based&nbsp;EnviroSmart the 5-year contract in August <a href="http://wkms.org/post/lbl-maintenace-protest-outcome-us-attorney-generals-office">which prompted a protest by union workers contracted with Swift &amp; Staley</a> - the&nbsp;Kevil&nbsp;company which has conducted maintenance operations at the park since 2010.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:42:03 +0000 John Null 37387 at http://wkms.org After Protest, LBL Maintenance Contract Awarded to South Carolina Company State Rep. Imes Pre-files Legislation To Franchise State Park Property http://wkms.org/post/state-rep-imes-pre-files-legislation-franchise-state-park-property <p>A pre-filed bill sponsored by State Representative Kenny Imes&nbsp;(R-Murray)<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;seeks to give a financial boost to Kentucky State Parks by allowing private companies like restaurants and hotels to lease and develop state property. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 5th&nbsp;district</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;republican wants to take existing law relating to private development of Kentucky State Fair Board property and expands it to land owned by the Kentucky Department of Parks. &nbsp;</span>Imes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he hopes the proposal will help </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> see the big picture of the economic prospects that are going underutilized.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:21:11 +0000 Rob Canning 37385 at http://wkms.org State Rep. Imes Pre-files Legislation To Franchise State Park Property Land Between the Lakes To Close Amidst Winter Storm Predictions http://wkms.org/post/land-between-lakes-close-amidst-winter-storm-predictions <p>The impending winter storm has prompted Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area to close all facilities by&nbsp;5 PM Thursday.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>All visitors will be asked to leave, including campers in backcountry areas.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:50:25 +0000 Rob Canning 37083 at http://wkms.org Land Between the Lakes To Close Amidst Winter Storm Predictions LBL Opening Reservations This Week http://wkms.org/post/lbl-opening-reservations-week <p></p><p>Land Between The Lakes is taking reservations for the 2014 camping season starting this week.&nbsp;</p><p>People wanting to camp between March 1 and 23 may make a reservation beginning tomorrow (Tuesday). For March 24 to April 14, reservations may be made starting Wednesday.</p><p>Starting Thursday, reservations may be made for the period from April 15 to May 11. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:45:21 +0000 The Associated Press 36452 at http://wkms.org LBL Opening Reservations This Week LBL Maintenace Protest Outcome Up to US Attorney General's Office http://wkms.org/post/lbl-maintenace-protest-outcome-us-attorney-generals-office <p>The U.S. Attorney General's office will soon decide whether to uphold a protest aimed at stalling a Land Between the Lakes maintenance contract won by a South Carolina-based company.</p><p>The U.S. Forest Service awarded EnviroSmart the contract in late August, over local company Swift &amp; Staley, which has managed road, trail and facility maintenance along with environmental services for the last three and a half years.</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:56:41 +0000 John Null 36288 at http://wkms.org LBL Maintenace Protest Outcome Up to US Attorney General's Office