Land Between the Lakes

Arts
4:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee

Pickin Party 2013

The Pickin' Party returns to LBL's 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 Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Homeplace Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls about the event.

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Transportation
3:13 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Drilling Begins for New Bridge over Lake Barkley

Proposed Basket-Handle Tied Arch Bridge
Credit http://www.lakebridges.com/

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.

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Environment
12:31 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

LBL Releases Farming Prospectuses, Bids Open Through May 13

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is accepting bids for farming crops and hay as part of open lands management.

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Land Between the Lakes
3:26 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Land Between the Lakes Reopens Tomorrow

On Saturday, March 8, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will reopen to the public after a week long closure caused by icy weather. 

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Environment
2:22 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

LBL Will Not Reopen Thursday Due to Ice, Road Travel Discouraged

Credit Angela Hatton

Offices and facilities at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will not re-open Thursday as initially planned.

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 the roads remain too slick for driving. 

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Environment
4:42 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

After Protest, LBL Maintenance Contract Awarded to South Carolina Company

The federal government has given final approval to an $8.5 million maintenance contract at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

The U.S. Forest Service awarded South Carolina-based EnviroSmart the 5-year contract in August which prompted a protest by union workers contracted with Swift & Staley - the Kevil company which has conducted maintenance operations at the park since 2010.

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Government
4:21 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

State Rep. Imes Pre-files Legislation To Franchise State Park Property

Credit kennyimes.com

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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Weather
3:50 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Land Between the Lakes To Close Amidst Winter Storm Predictions

The impending winter storm has prompted Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area to close all facilities by 5 PM Thursday.  

All visitors will be asked to leave, including campers in backcountry areas. 

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Environment
6:45 am
Mon November 11, 2013

LBL Opening Reservations This Week

Land Between The Lakes is taking reservations for the 2014 camping season starting this week. 

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.

Starting Thursday, reservations may be made for the period from April 15 to May 11.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

LBL Maintenace Protest Outcome Up to US Attorney General's Office

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.

The U.S. Forest Service awarded EnviroSmart the contract in late August, over local company Swift & Staley, which has managed road, trail and facility maintenance along with environmental services for the last three and a half years.

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