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Creekside Cabins and RV Park; 10 years of rest, relaxation, and family fun...

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Welcome Creekside Cabins and of Lawrence County's favorite tourist attractionsWelcome Creekside Cabins and of Lawrence County's favorite tourist attractions

by Catrina Vargo

Fallsburg, KY -- Creekside Cabins and RV Park is once again ready to host your summer activities and family gatherings. Cross the covered bridge into the park, and you will find a true retreat.

With eight rustic cabins, each featuring a bathroom and two bedrooms, are fully equipped with kitchen, cable TV, central air and heat, towels, utensils, and cookware. Outside the cabin, you will find a picnic table, and grill.  There is a fire pit in the center of the park for everyone's use.

Rock away your cares on the front porch or step out on the back deck overlooking Blaine Creek where you may want to try your luck at fishing.  The shady, cool lawn makes you want to spread out a blanket with a picnic or gaze at the stars.

The adjoining RV park has sites for any size RV with 30 or 50 amp with full hook ups, water, electric and sewer.  

There is a playground, basketball court, walking trails, and plenty of room for kids (young and old) to play. Picnic shelters are available to rent for $40 per day.

Rates for cabins are $89 plus tax Sun- Thur, and Fri-Sat, $99 plus tax.  There is a two night minimum stay on weekend visits.  

The RV sites are $24 for 30 amp and $28 for 50 amp.  Both cabins and RV sites may also be rented weekly and monthly as well.  

The park is very secure and private, and is open year round.  Enjoy the local fireworks display during the July 4th holiday. Last year, the park began a Christmas event which is expected to be bigger this winter.  If you visit in the fall, don't miss the famous Fallsburg Haunted House attraction located right down the road from the park.  

Creekside Cabins and RV Park is the perfect place for family reunions, vacations, or just a weekend getaway.  The park has been in business since 2004, and has had visitors from as far away as California and Maine, and is still very popular with locals as well.  

Owners Bill and Wanda Cassady invite everyone to come out for a stay.  Visit their website at or call 606-686-2915.  Like them on Facebook, and see all the latest news at the park.

Pikeville native Kate Hensley joins SEKCC staff; 

PIKEVILLE, KY – (June 5, 2014) The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the newest member of their staff, Kate Hensley.  Hensley will be filling the position of Communications Manager.  In her new role, Hensley will be keeping the community informed with what is going on with the SEKC through their website, social media, news releases, and more.

Kate HensleyKate HensleyIn May, she graduated, cum laude, from High Point University, in High Point, North Carolina, with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Strategic Communications and Graphic Design.  While at HPU, Kate was extremely involved on campus and in the High Point community.  She held various positions in several organizations, including Publicity Chair for the Student Government Association and Vice President of the Gamma Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity. Kate also worked for High Point University as an Admissions Counselors’ Assistant, Communications Intern, and Student Instructor for the Graphic Design Department. In her last semester at HPU, she was also an intern at Creative Services, a graphic design and public relations agency, and a remote intern for Cotential, a consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Kate’s education and experience makes her a great fit for our organization and we are excited to welcome her to our team,” said Jared Arnett, CEO of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  “She will not only help our chamber grow, but will play a pivotal role as work to grow the economy of eastern Kentucky.”

Being a Pikeville native, Kate is excited to be able to serve in the region where she was raised. “Since I have been at school for four years, a lot of progress has been made in our region. It’s thrilling to come home and be able to serve and be a part it,” said Hensley.  To contact Kate, please send an email to or call the Chamber at (606) 432-5504.

Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (SEKC) is committed to improving the local economy, regional unity, political advocacy, and economic development; ultimately, improving the quality of life for citizens of the entire region. With over 510 member businesses that employ 25,000+ employees in 8 counties, SEKC provides a support network for businesses in Southeast Kentucky.


Date: 06-18-2014

Truck load of pigs overturns on U.S. 25 Tuesday; road shut down for hours with pigs squealing;

Drivers stuck in the backed-up traffic weren’t the only ones squealing about an overturned tractor-trailer truck on U.S. 25 in Lily Tuesday morning.

The load of 78 pigs that were trapped in the trailer squealed for hours as emergency personnel worked to get trailers on the scene to hold them while the truck was righted.

The pigs, several of which were killed in the wreck, weighed an estimated 55,000 pounds

A tow truck driver called to the scene explained that with that much additional weight, the trailer would be torn apart as the tow cables pulled the truck over and onto its wheels.

The wreck occurred around 7:45 a.m. about one mile north of Hunter Hills Elementary School.

The driver, Daniel Kavanagh, 28, was not injured. 

Kavanagh told officers that he was traveling south when a car in front of him suddenly stopped. Kavanagh had to swerve to avoid a collision, demolishing a utility pole before the truck overturned, blocking the southbound lane. 

Josh Roark, who lives in one of the nearby trailers, said he didn’t know what was happening until he came outside and saw the overturned truck.

“I just heard my mom screaming that someone was dead,” Roark said.

Three of the pigs were able to escape from the trailer. They did not wander far. One rooted up the lawn of a mobile home near the wreck before laying down in the shade. Two others found shade near another trailer. While one was lying down against the trailer, the other snacked on a patch of flowers.

Traffic was halted in both directions for about an hour. By 9 a.m., one lane had been opened. The scene was cleared and the roadway was back open by 2:30 p.m.

Vehicle Enforcement Officer Steve Douglas said the truck belongs to Sideways Livestock out of Kalamazoo, Mich. The load of pigs had been picked up in Burlington, Ind. and was bound for Kodiak, Tenn.

Douglas said Kavanagh told officers he was on U.S. 25 to avoid the commercial vehicle scales.

Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers are continuing the investigation. 

They are being assisted by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies, Lily Fire Department and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County.

By Dean Manning
Corbin/Whitley News Journal


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