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  1. That is my guess, because the website has his advertisement all over it. Don't know because the admin does not respond.
  2. Did the fishing guy buy this site
  3. It has been down. Can't get any admin to give status.
  4. South Fork is warm ,clear with wood trash some large.
  5. The point is better made in this article. https://www.wisebread.com/things-to-insure-things-not-to-insure
  6. Checking to see if site is up and running.
  7. Wed October 03, 2018 - Midwest Edition #20 Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Marina at Rowena photo KYTC has approved $217,000 for the resurfacing and repair of KY 558, the access road to Marina at Rowena, a $10 million commercial marina development currently under construction on the banks of Lake Cumberland. As part of Gov. Matt Bevin's ongoing commitment to provide a modern and safe transportation system that encourages economic growth across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has approved $217,000 in discretionary funding for the resurfacing and repair of KY 558 in Russell and Clinton counties. KY 558 serves as the access road to Marina at Rowena, a $10 million commercial marina development currently under construction on the banks of Lake Cumberland. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas and Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Don Parkinson attended a joint fiscal court meeting on Aug. 27 between Russell and Clinton counties to make the announcement. Secretary Thomas also was on hand to invite input from local officials on pressing transportation infrastructure needs as part of a statewide listening tour. “Cooperation between local and state leaders is a vital component in providing Kentuckians with an efficient transportation system that supports regional economies,” said Thomas. “I am grateful for Gov. Bevin's unwavering commitment to modernizing Kentucky's transportation infrastructure and would like to thank Russell County Judge/Executive Gary Robertson and Clinton County Judge/Executive Richard Armstrong for their partnership and investment in this project. We're eager to continue building on this collaborative approach to asset management at the county level.” Safety improvements will be addressed by resurfacing the road to support the increase in traffic generated by the new marina. Currently, traffic on this portion of KY 558 is minimal as it terminates at the lake. Nearly one mile of roadway will be treated, crossing from Russell County into Clinton County. “Lake Cumberland is a huge asset to Kentucky's tourism economy,” Parkinson said. “We appreciate Governor Bevin and Secretary Thomas for recognizing the significance of this road repair project, and we appreciate the efforts of the local officials in Russell and Clinton counties in working with the Commonwealth to ensure safety for our citizens and visitors.” The total future estimated cost of the project is $268,000. In addition to KYTC's contribution, a combination of funds from Russell County Fiscal Court, Clinton County Fiscal Court and developer Marina at Rowena LLC will pay for the remainder of the project. “On behalf of Russell County, I was pleased to partner with KYTC, Judge/Executive Armstrong and Marina at Rowena LLC to ensure this project moved forward,” said Robertson. “The Bevin administration has shown a commitment to supporting Kentucky's booming tourism industry, and improvements to KY 558 will serve an important role in increasing economic opportunities for our entire region.” Armstrong added: “We want to thank Governor Bevin for funding this necessary work. Safety for area visitors is our first priority, and that includes ensuring our roadways can handle high traffic volumes.” Marina at Rowena LLC plans to provide a parking lot and launching area on the lake, as well as 121 boat slips and a café. For more information, visit marinarowena.com.
  8. By JANIE SLAVEN Commonwealth Journal Oct 4, 2018 Submitted TEAM D&M, comprised of Todd Dalton (left) and Rob Massey, is one local fishing team participating in the 2018 Cabela's Crappie USA Classic on Lake Cumberland this weekend. As many as 175 boats will be on Lake Cumberland this weekend as part of the 2018 Cabela's Crappie USA Classic. The tournament is billed as "America's Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament" with up to 350 anglers -- in two-member teams from 15 different states -- having qualified to compete for a guaranteed $125,000 in cash and other prizes. According to Michelle Allen, Executive Director of Somerset-Pulaski County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Classic is returning to Lake Cumberland for the second time. "The Somerset-Pulaski County Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes all Cabela's Crappie USA anglers and guests to Lake Cumberland," Allen stated. "This event brings a large economic impact not only to our community, but the surrounding communities located on or near Lake Cumberland." The annual event was first held locally in 2014 with weigh-ins at the General Burnside Island State Park. This year, weigh-ins will be at Pulaski County Park both Friday and Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. Registration begins today at noon, with the competition getting underway at 6:30 a.m. Friday morning. Interviews will be conducted with the top five teams after each weigh-in -- a perfect opportunity for non-competitors to learn how the big ones are caught. The little ones can learn for themselves by participating in the Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo scheduled for Saturday morning at Ruckel's Pay Lake and Restaurant in Eubank. Held in conjunction with the tournament, the rodeo is free and open to children 12 and under, who have a chance to win one of six Crappie USA $1,000 scholarships to be awarded at the Cabela's Crappie USA Classic. Signups start at 8 a.m. with the rodeo lasting from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All participating children must be accompanied by an adult. Lake Cumberland has been the scene for several Crappie USA events in recent years, including a one-day event in April. The Crappie USA 2018 Tournament Trail began last February in Riverside, Alabama and included 16 events (in Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio) held throughout the year for competitors to earn points to qualify for the Classic. Allen is excited about the prospect of luring the organization back for future events, saying, "Let's be sure to welcome these anglers to our community so we may get them back in 2022!" The Somerset-Pulaski CVB is hosting the 2018 Classic with local sponsors that include Bait 2 GO, Holiday Inn Express, Lake Cumberland Outdoors Pro Bass Shop, Lost Lodge Resort, Motel 6 and Woodson Bend Resort.
  9. Pileated Woodpecker is my favorite bird to see. We have some in the area, but they don't come up close to house very often. They have eaten from bird feeder a couple of times.
  10. Glad to see site is up and running again. I missed checking in to see what was happening.
  11. Another what I thought was interesting article on insurance. Why Insurance is Never a Good Deal And 4 Times When You Should Pay for It Anyway https://www.brianmcadam.com/insurance-never-good-deal/
  12. Weekends have been busy and week days mostly good. Last 4 days we have seen about 2 boats while we are out and about. We go about 4 pm and come back about 7pm. Really love that kind of boating. Water is still 84 F.
  13. http://www.themoreheadnews.com/kentucky/news/go-west-young-restaurant-serendipity-at-mill-springs-is-expansion/article_fc5f395d-3c5c-5689-a653-7fdffa10aabf.html Sara and John Waddle, owners and operators of Serendipity at Mill Springs In the past three years, Serendipity at the Orange Door has made a name for itself as a downtown mainstay. Now, anyone who lives in far western Pulaski County won't have to travel all the way into the heart of Somerset to try a taste of the restaurant's culinary delights. Serendipity at Mill Springs opened August 7 in the Mill Springs Plaza, at the intersection of Ky. 80 and Ky. 235 in the Nancy area. It's an opportunity to branch out for Sara and John Waddle, and fill a gap in the western Pulaski market. "There are only about three restaurants in Nancy," said Sara Waddle, bumping that number up to five if one counts all the various places to get food, such as grocery stores. However, she expects to serve a wider base than just that: "You're talking about Russell Springs, all the surrounding areas. We've had people come from Somerset just to eat here. We haven't had a problem filling every seat." The restaurant is located in the space where the former Alexander's Mill Springs Restaurant did business. Waddle said that she was approached by Serendipity's downtown Somerset neighbors, the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, about possibly filling that vacancy in the shopping center, after "somebody had mentioned it." Said Waddle, "We came down and did a quick turnaround in about three weeks." Thus Sara and John have been absent more often in recent weeks from the first location, getting the Mill Springs restaurant ready for operations. Ultimately, John, Sara's husband who retired from Wal-Mart not long ago, will be running the Nancy location, with Sara splitting time between the two. "I'll be out here (in Nancy) in the evenings, but during the day, it will be a 60-40 split," she said. "Our staff downtown can run it without us," she added of Serendipity at the Orange Door. "They're very good, very proficient. Like a well-oiled machine. ... I started with a young staff in the beginning and built them to grow and be successful and learn the trade." The staff at the new restaurant – which also happens to have the signature orange-painted door out front – has been getting their proverbial feet wet, but Waddle is proud of the progress they've made. They'll be serving much the same food as Serendipity at the Orange Door – "Americana" dishes, country cooking, speciality sandwiches and salads, and of course, delectable desserts. "We'll offer pinto beans every day of our life," said Waddle. "I'm going to cater to our main base. They like pinto beans, they like fried chicken. We'll still have steaks and prime rib on Saturdays, and we'll have an all-you-can-eat fish fry. They've had that out here (in Nancy) and that's their expectation." Serendipity at Mill Springs hasn't had its grand opening yet, but is open for business currently. Unlike the downtown location, however, which only does dinner on Fridays, the Nancy restaurant will be open for later meals every business day. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The restaurant will be closed Sunday and Monday. People are really enjoying Serendipity at Mill Springs, said Waddle, and so is she. However, she'll be glad to get to spend more time back where it all began – behind the orange door on East Mt. Vernon Street. "I know people are missing my face, and I'm missing theirs," she said. "I'm excited to get back downtown and see everybody."
  14. I don't think I will doing any long hikes to put up a tent . It is a nice area to visit and lots of people hike there.
  15. I called one time and talked to reservoir manager. He was very nice but said at that time they were still working on details. I would talk to him because things might have changed.