Park gets new manager

The Kentucky Department of Parks in Frankfort has named Greta Reynolds as new park manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park in Perry County. Reynolds, a Corbin native, most recently was assistant park manager at Pine Mountain State Resort Park and previously was the group sales coordinator at Cumberla nd Falls State Resort Park. Buckhorn has a 36-room lodge, cottages and Bowlingtown Country Kitchen, which seats 220 people, along with a lake for fishing and boating, hiking trails, gift shop, swimming pool, mini-golf and recreational activities. The resort is 25 miles northwest of Hazard.

Students ride the rails

The Bluegrass Scenic Railroad hosted students from Frankfort's Bridgeport Elementary School ”Tiger Time“ on July 9. The children took an hourlong train ride and listened to a story of the history of the 1895 Louisville Southern railroad. They also saw a working telegraph and learned about Morse code. For more information on Bluegrass Railroad charters and regularly scheduled weekend tour trains, visit or call (859) 983-2476.

Abe draws visitors

Nine signature Kentucky Lincoln museums and historic sites, including the Kentucky Historical Society, reported more than 159,000 visitors for the first six months of 2008, an 18.1 percent increase from 2007, according to the Kentucky Historical Society. According to data collected directly from each of the sites, visitation from January to June was up at eight of the nine sites. Visitation to the Kentucky Historical Society increased from 23,342 in January-June 2007 to 27,102 in January-June 2008, an increase of 16.1 percent.