Kentucky State Parks http://wkms.org en Kentucky Dam Village Annexation Moves Forward http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-dam-village-annexation-moves-forward <p></p><p>Calvert City awaits legal paperwork to continue the annexation process of Kentucky Dam Village, but Lynn Jones, Mayor of Calvert City fully expects the ordinance to be read at the next City Council meeting&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_353341307" tabindex="0">April 7</span>. Calvert City’s wet status would allow Kentucky Dam Village businesses to pursue liquor licenses, a decision Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:05:36 +0000 Troy Taylor 39436 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Dam Village Annexation Moves Forward Parks Privatization Bill Filed In KY House http://wkms.org/post/parks-privatization-bill-filed-ky-house <p></p><p>Two West Kentucky lawmakers are supporting a bill that would let the state lease public land for private development.</p><p>Under legislation from Republican Representatives Richard Heath and Ken Imes, hotels and other private developments could be built in public parks, with the state's permission.</p><p>But Imes says the bill isn’t about privatization. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:27:42 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38157 at http://wkms.org Parks Privatization Bill Filed In KY House 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 KY State Parks Giving Discounts To Veterans http://wkms.org/post/ky-state-parks-giving-discounts-veterans <p></p><p>Kentucky State Parks will provide lodging discounts to active-duty military personnel and veterans between November 1 and March 31.</p><p>Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker says all that&#39;s necessary to claim the discounts is to provide proof of military service at check-in. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:25:01 +0000 The Associated Press 35717 at http://wkms.org KY State Parks Giving Discounts To Veterans Kenlake State Resort Park Names New Manager http://wkms.org/post/kenlake-state-resort-park-names-new-manager <p>Kenlake State Resort Park has a new manager.</p><p>Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker has tapped Somerset native Joe Mounce for the position.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:14:22 +0000 John Null 33241 at http://wkms.org Kenlake State Resort Park Names New Manager