Kentucky Department of Parks http://wfpl.org en General Burnside Island State Park to Lead Way For Park Privatization in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/general-burnside-island-state-park-lead-way-park-privatization-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Department of Parks is poised to allow private corporations to develop at, or even operate aspects of, state parks, and expansion of previous efforts permitting </span>commercial<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> activity.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">suggested to a state legislative committee Thursday that General Burnside State Park, a 400-acre park 10 miles south of Somerset, could serve "as a potential pilot" for the effort.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:01:41 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9850 at http://wfpl.org General Burnside Island State Park to Lead Way For Park Privatization in Kentucky Battle of Perryville Sesquicentennial Approaching http://wfpl.org/post/battle-perryville-sesquicentennial-approaching This fall marks the 150<SUP>th </SUP>anniversary of Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Planning is well underway for the October re-enactment of the <A href="http://www.perryvillebattlefield.org/html/commemoration_2012.html">Battle of Perryville</A>.<p> It was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War, with more than seven thousand casualties. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 1360 at http://wfpl.org Battle of Perryville Sesquicentennial Approaching