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Winter Adventure Weekend Planned Jan. 23-25 at Carter Caves State Resort Park...

OLIVE HILL, Ky. – Carter Caves State Resort Park will present a weekend of outdoor adventure with its sixth annual Winter Adventure Weekend, Jan. 23-25, 2015. 

Guests will be able to enjoy hiking, kayaking, recreational tree climbing, cave tours including wild cave trips, winter survival, rappelling, archeological field trips, rock climbing, a zip line and other adventures. 

Guests will be able to select from a list of trips they want to take – for beginners and advanced winter adventurers alike. All of the trips and events are led by guides. 

Each trip level is based on the difficulty and skills required. The higher the level, the more skills and special equipment are needed. Guests will be responsible for appropriate dress, water, snacks and other items.The list of the trips, along with registration information and other details for the 2015 event are available at All participants must register online at this site. The site can be viewed now and registration starts Dec. 12. 

The nonrefundable fee for adults (age 13 and older) is $30, and the nonrefundable fee for children ages 6-12 is $20.  Some of the trips have additional fees.  (All participants must be at least 6 years old. Some trips have additional age requirements.) 

Some new trips have been added for this year's event, including photography workshops and a wild cave trip called the Bat Cave Backdoor. Other wild cave trips being offered include a Cascade Gone Wild Trip, a Lantern Trip into Sandy Cave, and a 5-hour trek into Tar Kiln Cave. Because of their popularity, nine wild cave trips have been added for 2015. 

The weekend will start with programs and workshops on Friday afternoon.

Evening entertainment each night includes a campfire social along with local Bluegrass music with Beau Lambert and Fire in Line on Friday night. On Saturday night, there will be a silent and live auction by the Friends of Carter Caves and a squeezebox competition; Kentucky’s own Heath & Molly will perform.  

Participants will be able to submit photos in the Winter Photo Salon competition. Categories include winter adventure, caving and local nature-adventure photos. The images will be shown during the Saturday night program, and winners will be awarded ribbons.    

Carter Caves State Resort Park is located at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive Hill. The park has a lodge with a restaurant, cottages and campground. Besides cave tours, activities include hiking, swimming, boating and fishing.The park is off Interstate 64 at exit 161. Take U.S. 60 east. Go approximately two miles and turn left on KY 182 north. The park entrance is three miles from the left turn onto KY 182 north. The phone number for the park is 1-800-325-0059.


...from the entire golf staff

of Eagle Ridge Golf Course, YLSP



Missy Kennedy, PGA Head Golf Professional

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Date: 11-11-2014;

Hunter accidentally shoots self in the legs

The Gleaner

A deer hunter was injured Saturday after accidentally shooting himself in both legs.

The Kentucky State Police said James D. Goins, 24, of Sacramento, was transported to Methodist Hospital. Officials said he was treated and released.

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. off Kentucky 811 in the Reed community.

The state police said Goins and his wife, Hannah Goins, 25, were sitting in a deer stand when James Goins dropped the 12-gauge shotgun with which they were hunting.

The gun discharged, striking Goins in both of the lower legs, authorities said.

Goins and Hannah Goins, who was not injured, were able to walk to the roadway to get help.

KSP Lt. Lonnie Bell, Sgt. Russell Roberts and Trooper Jared Beauchamp responded to the scene. They were assisted by the Henderson Ambulance Service, the Reed Volunteer Fire Department and the Zion Volunteer Fire Department.

Eagle Ridge news: November 14, 2014


MissyGood Morning!

Winter is upon us and I just wanted to remind golfers to please call ahead to check golf course conditions. With the colder tempts, frost and even chance of snow these days we aren't really sure what to expect up here on the ridge some days! lol  The golf course and pro shop is open all year around, WEATHER PERMITTING! Pro Shop hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., everyday.

2015 Kentucky State Park Trail Cards!  They are now available.  The prices have not changed from last year.  More information can be found at For those 2014 pass holders who will be returning and purchasing a pass for 2015 your price will be prorated due to the interruption of the golf course construction of 2014.  Please contact Missy or Tellia in the shop for details.

Looking for a golf gift for Christmas?  We still have plenty of great items in the shop!  Kentucky State Park Gift Cards are awesome and can be used at any park for anything from food, lodging, golf, or merchandise. We also offer a $25.00 golf card which includes 4 discounted rounds of golf and the 5th is FREE!  These do no expire and make a great stocking stuffer.  A golf lesson with the Pro is also a great Christmas gift too! See Missy for details!

As a reminder the golf course and pro shop will be CLOSED on November 27th, Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy your black Friday on the course if the weather permits!!!! we will be open on the 28th!

See you at the course! and stay warm!

Missy Kennedy, PGA Head Golf Professional

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Date: 11-07-2014;

New hunting rules after illness found in captive Ohio buck;

By Wendy Mitchell
Ledger Independent


Modern gun deer hunting season is about to begin, with new hunter guidelines focused on precaution after an April discovery in Holmes County, Ohio, of a transmittable disease in a captive deer.

“This season, hunters coming to Kentucky from Ohio, will not be able to transport whole carcasses of deer into Kentucky because a case of chronic wasting disease was identified in Ohio,” said Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFW) Officer James Beckett. “Brain matter and spinal materials from cervids are not allowed into the state from Ohio because of it.”

Deer, elk and moose are considered cervids.

According to KDFW, “... there are laws in place restricting the importation of both live and harvested cervids (including, but not limited to deer, elk, reindeer, and moose). Importation into Kentucky of live cervids is prohibited by statute, except in specific circumstances (KRS 150.725, 150.730, 150.735, and 150.740), and is a Class D felony.”

Transportation of whole deer into or even through Kentucky is also prohibited from Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, and West Virginia, where CWD has also been identified, officials said.

Since April a single buck which tested positive for CWD has been quarantined on a private hunting preserve in Millersburg, Ohio.

According to officials the deer had come from a private herd in Pennsylvania, which was also discovered to have CWD.

A cervid can have the disease for months or years before symptoms appear and there is currently no practical live-animal test for chronic wasting disease, officials said.

According to officials, Ohio quarantined 43 captive deer operations in Ohio since April 15 for receiving approximately 125 deer from private preserves in Pennsylvania that later tested positive for CWD, but has since lifted more than 50 of the quarantines and continues to monitor the others until ODNR is satisfied that the threat of disease transference has passed.

ODNR officials reiterated, there is no evidence CWD affected the wild deer population in Ohio.

There have also been no reported cases of CWD in Kentucky in either wild or preserve area deer, Beckett said.

Chronic Wasting Disease was first discovered in captive mule deer in Colorado in 1967.

Since 2002, more than 22,000 deer harvested in Kentucky have been tested for CWD with none testing positive for the disease, officials said.

Though major concentrations of CWD have been identified in western states, only a few, usually in captive herds, cases of CWD have been found.

According to KDFW website information, CWD belongs to a group of diseases called Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, which includes scrapie in sheep and goats, bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow” disease) in cattle, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.

It is suspected that the agent responsible for causing TSEs is an abnormal protein called a prion.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the disease which produces brain lesions and is fatal in deer, elk and moose, cannot be transmitted to humans, still hunters should use precaution when field dressing their kill.

In addition, hunters should not harvest any animal which appears sick or is acting strange and should contact the local fish and wildlife department with location information, officials said.

For information on specific hunting regulations in Ohio go to or Kentucky go to