Kentucky State Parks

Local/Regional News
4:40 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Bill Would Permit Private Companies To Develop State Park Property

A bill filed for the 2014 legislative session in Frankfort would allow private companies to lease and develop state park property.

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Local/Regional News
12:18 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Insect Infestation Prompts State Park Tree Harvest

An infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer at General Butler State Resort Park in Northern Kentucky has prompted parks officials to allow a substantial tree harvest
Credit Kentucky Division of Forestry

Officials at General Butler State Resort Park are allowing a limited harvest of ash trees.

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Local/Regional News
4:38 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Bat Disease Found At Two Kentucky Parks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A disease responsible for killing millions of bats in North America has spread to caves at two state parks in eastern Kentucky that are homes to federally endangered bats, parks officials said Friday.

White-nose syndrome has been detected in caves at Carter Caves State Resort Park and Kingdom Come State Park, said state parks department spokesman Gil Lawson. Small numbers of bats have died so far from the disease, he said.

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