Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Pennyrile Forest, parks.ky.gov

Four parks in the far western part of the commonwealth are among Kentucky State Parks getting additional state funding for infrastructure, safety and aesthetic improvements. 

kentuckylakebarkley.org

Two new transportation projects are expected to boost Marshall County tourism and provide accessibility to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

Gov. Steve Beshear was in Calvert City yesterday to announce funding for a project which will enhance and beautify U-S 62 and its interchange at Interstate 24.

Western Kentucky Polar Plunge, Facebook

The Polar Plunge takes its sixth annual dive in western Kentucky on February 21 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, where more than 800 are expected to jump into frigid water to benefit Special Olympics groups in the region. Coordinator Laura Miller joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about how to register for the costume contest, what it's like to take the plunge and what happens if you're "too chicken" to jump. 

Silver Trail Distillery/Facebook

Marshall County’s Silver Trail Distillery has reached an agreement with the wife of late country singer George Jones to produce a new spirit bearing Jones’ name.

Kentucky Lake Convention and Tourism Bureau

Marshall County tourism officials are using a branding initiative to revitalize the local tourism industry and lay claim to the “South’s Great Lake.”

Local government and business leaders consulted Steve Chandler of Nashville-based branding firm ChandlerThinks earlier this year

Local Artisans Showcase Work at Kentucky Lake

May 21, 2014
KY Dam Village State Resort Park, Facebook

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.

kentuckylakebarkley.org

Calvert City officials are closer to annexing  Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in hopes of bringing alcohol sales to the State Resort Park.

City leaders expect to introduce a long-planned annexation ordinance within the next few weeks.  

Special Olympics Kentucky / soky.org/westernkyplunge.htm

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.

kentuckystateparks.reserveamerica.com

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.