Land Between the Lakes

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The Forest Service at Land Between the Lakes has canceled its controversial Pisgah Bay Project as proposed after months of public outcry.  

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Take a step back through time Saturday at Land Between the Lakes' Homeplace 1850's Independence Day Celebration. Experience how early Kentucky settlers celebrated this holiday with old time music, a famous statesman, the raising of a liberty pole, games and high technology: a hot air balloon. Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about why this was a big holiday for families then as it is now.

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  Reptile and amphibian species native to Kentucky are in the midst of a scientific review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if they need federal protection.

Both the alligator snapping turtle and green salamander are already being monitored as a “species of greatest conservation need” under the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Wildlife Action Plan.

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Lyon County judge-executive Wade White estimates 110 cars lined up Sunday to tour areas of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area that have come under scrutiny because of land management practices.

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Kentucky Division of Forestry firefighters are heading to Alaska to battle a number of wildfires.

The 16 full-time and 5 part-time firefighters will be joined by personnel from several federal agencies - including Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area - forming two 20-person crews.

The Land Between the Lakes hosts the White Lightning Cross Country Mountain Bike Race Sunday (June 7) and on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about the Canal Loop Course from Justin Harrison of the race sponsor Endurance Plus.

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U.S. Forest Service officials will hold a public listening session later this month to hear ideas and concerns about the management of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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United States Forest Service officials toured Land Between the Lakes with Southern Illinois University forestry students Thursday, discussing some of the land management projects that have recently stirred up controversy.

From the book William Kelly A True History of the So-Called Bessemer Process by John N. Boucher, Public Domain

 

The production explores the history and mystery of western Kentucky’s early 19th century iron industry and how one of the men behind it, William Kelly, developed the process of refining iron into steel that kickstarted America’s rise to industrial might.

However, there is much controversy surrounding Kelly’s invention and whether industrial espionage took it to Great Britain to begin the steel revolution there.

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A coalition of local government leaders and concerned citizens has launched a new campaign regarding the management of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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