Kentucky State Parks

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Kentucky officials are warning boaters about a danger known as electric shock drowning.

Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Kentucky State Park campgrounds are set to open at the end of this month. 

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Kentucky state parks officials say they're looking for alternative recreational uses for two nine-hole golf courses.

Kentucky State Parks

Four Kentucky state resort parks will receive $4.9 million in funding for renovations.

The announcement this week is part of a campaign called “Refreshing the Finest”—a statewide effort providing structural repairs, painting, and other upgrades.

Carter Caves State Resort Park, via Facebook

Five Kentucky state parks will be seeing $3 million dollars in safety and aesthetic improvements over the next couple of years. The announcement came Tuesday from Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson during a visit to Carter Caves State Resort Park.

Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Kentucky’s state park system is in need of $240 million dollars in repairs according to state Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson. In an effort to address safety and aesthetic issues, Parkinson and Kentucky State Parks commissioner Donnie Holland unveiled plans today to spend $3.7 million on repairs, upgrades and fresh coats of paint at four western parks. 

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. 

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Donnie Holland of Cadiz will be Kentucky’s next Commissioner of the Department of Parks.

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A new study found that hydraulic facturing, or “fracking,” in or near public parks could cause tourists to stay away. 

The survey included 255 park users in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia. Thirty-three were from Kentucky.  

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Kentucky's state parks are taking a stand against the sale of Confederate battle flags in the wake of the shooting at a historically black church in South Carolina last month.  

In press release today, the Kentucky Department of Parks says it is now banning its gift shops from selling merchandise featuring the battle flag, such as caps or shirts. 

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