The Randolph McCoy Monument Project

This post was written by jshepherd1102 | July 24, 2014

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Monument MockupPike County Tourism CVB is in the process of planning the construction of a Randolph McCoy Monument. The monument is in the very early stages of development, and ideas for what it will depict are still being sorted through. Continue reading The Randolph McCoy Monument Project

Pike County, KY: The Place To See Hatfield McCoy Feud Sites

This post was written by jshepherd1102 | September 11, 2013

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feud_sitesCome and see the sites of the legendary Hatfield-McCoy Feud, located in beautiful Pike County, Kentucky. Each site features a marker telling tragic stories from the feud, serving as a reminder of past mistakes and the price of a grudge. When it comes to fun, recreation and scenic locales, Pike County rivals the finest vacation destinations anywhere. The landscape is surrounded by towering mountains with lush foliage and vegetation that provide spectacular views throughout the year. Enjoy a day out on the water, or an evening at the Artists Collaborative Theatre. Plan your Pike County getaway today, “Where Beauty Abides & Hospitality Flows!”

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Breaks Park Generates $9.95 Million Regional Economic Impact in 2015

This post was written by jshepherd1102 | January 20, 2016

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Breaks Interstate Park provided an $9.95 million economic impact across southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia in 2015, according to a Virginia State Park system study. The park recorded 357,993 day-use and overnight visitors last year, and posted the fourth greatest economic impact among state parks in Virginia.

“Our local economy has been gravely impacted by the downturn of the coal market. In response, we are seeking new and innovative ways to reposition our area as a tourism destination and it is encouraging to see that those efforts are bearing fruit,” said Superintendent Austin Bradley.

The economic impact study takes into account not only the park’s revenue, but the direct and indirect impact of tourism dollars generated by the park into the surrounding localities. That includes money visitors spend on items such as food, gas, and supplies while traveling.

Breaks Park continues to be a viable and integral contributor to the local economy, said Bradley. He added that as one of the few recreational parks in the coalfields, Breaks Park also offers vital outdoor facilities to the region, and helps to foster an active, healthy lifestyle during a time when obesity rates and other health related problems are on the rise.

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed by State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit www.BreaksPark.com.
 

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Where to Find Breaks Park

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627 Commission Cir.
Breaks, VA 24607
Phone: (276) 865-4413
Email: info@breakspark.com
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Photoblog: Lord of the Fork

This post was written by jshepherd1102 | October 26, 2015

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Photos courtesy of Steve Ruth

Another exciting whitewater rafting season in Elkhorn City, Kentucky is winding down. Steve Ruth, a kayaking enthusiast for the area, was kind enough to allow us to post some of the photos he gathered from the Lord of the Fork whitewater kayak race. Check them out below.

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