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Half a dozen Kentucky State Resort Parks lodges are turning 50 years old this year.

Parks spokeswoman LaDonna Miller says special events are planned at each resort to commemorate the milestones.

“The parks are actually older than that but this was a great building expansion in 1962, so these lodges this year turn 50.

The anniversary event is set for early August at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in western Kentucky.  The celebrations will continue through mid-October, when a 50-year event will be held at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in eastern Kentucky.

Other resort lodges marking golden anniversaries are at Carter Caves, Lake Cumberland, General Butler and Rough River. 

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