Kentucky Dam Village


State wildlife officials say commercializing the harvest of Asian Carp may be the only way to eradicate the invasive species, but it may lead to problems in itself. Ron Brooks, Fisheries Director of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about plans for over-harvesting Asian Carp and Kentucky's lucrative caviar industry.

UPDATE: Tuesday, 11:54 a.m.:

The Calvert City Council unanimously passed the ordinance to annex Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park at a specially-called budget meeting Monday night. The ordinance will be published in the paper of record Wednesday, making the park officially within Calvert City limits.

The annexation of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to Calvert City was originally predicted to conclude by mid-April, but the ordinance to annex the park has still yet to have its first reading before the city council.

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This Memorial Day Weekend, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is hosting their annual Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring handcrafted items by local artists, while overlooking the scenery of Kentucky Lake. On Sounds Good, Naturalist and Recreation Supervisor for Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Laura Jackson talks with Kate Lochte about the festival.

Kentucky Dam Village Annexation Moves Forward

Mar 24, 2014

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 April 7. Calvert City’s wet status would allow Kentucky Dam Village businesses to pursue liquor licenses, a decision

Calvert City officials say this may be the year to annex Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, which means the state park could be eligible for liquor sales.

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Brrr! Perhaps the chilliest fundraising event of the year, the Western Kentucky Plunge Polar Plunging pits brave Kentuckians against the icy waters of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to raise funds for the Special Olympics. The event, held this year on February 15, has grown to more than 500 participants and raising more than $100,000 each year. Kate Lochte speaks with coach and coordinator Laura Miller of Murray about the event.

There was an organizational meeting for the Friends of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in November with the stated purposes of revitalizing existing facilities; expanding visitor options;  and adding to our region's outdoor recreation tourism. Hydrologist John Tillson is among the founders of the new Friends group and speaks with Kate Lochte about the group's inspiration:  the Marshall County High School Mountain BikeTeam, which distinguished itself in competitions shortly after its formation.

A pre-filed bill sponsored by State Representative Kenny Imes (R-Murray) seeks to give a financial boost to Kentucky State Parks by allowing private companies like restaurants and hotels to lease and develop state property.  

The 5th district 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.  Imes said he hopes the proposal will help Kentuckians see the big picture of the economic prospects that are going underutilized. 

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The Kentucky Department of Parks is urging nature lovers to make plans now for prime eagle-watching early next year.