Barren River Lake State Park hosts dinner, dance for New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2018 in style at Barren River Lake State Resort Park!
A variety of packages, including overnight, dinner and dinner/dance, are available for Dec. 31.

Package 1- Welcome gift, overnight accommodation in the Louie B. Nunn Lodge, prime rib dinner buffet for two in the park’s Driftwood Restaurant, appetizers, refreshments, dance tickets for two, Champagne toast, breakfast for two plus a complimentary 1 p.m. checkout- $229 (tax, tip and resort fees not included) .
Package 2- Welcome gift, overnight accommodation in a park cottage, prime rib dinner buffet for two in the park’s Driftwood Restaurant, appetizers, refreshments, dance tickets for two, Champagne toast, breakfast for two plus a complimentary 1 p.m. checkout- $329 (tax, tip and resort fees not included).
Dinner, Dance Package- Prime rib diner buffet for two in the park’s Driftwood Restaurant, appetizers, refreshments, dance tickets for two, and Champagne toast- $119 per couple (tax, tip and resort fees not included).
Dinner Package- Prime rib dinner buffet in the park’s Driftwood Restaurant, includes non-alcoholic beverage- $26.95 per person (tax, tip and resort fees not included).
Dance Package- Appetizers, refreshments, dance ticket, and Champagne toast- $35 per person (tax, tip and resort fees not included).

A cash bar will be available serving a full selection of local and Kentucky beer, wine and spirits.
No outside alcohol is permitted.
For reservations, call 1-800-325-0057.

Barren River Lake State Park schedules opening of lounge in late February

Barren River Lake State Park has announced the opening of a lounge in February.
The state park has plans to open a complete lounge, serving a variety of beverages.
The park is seeking a name for the lounge.
The winner will be recognized with a plaque in the lounge.
The winning name will be selected Feb. 1.
To submit your name for the lounge, click Name the Lounge, and scroll down to the announcement.

Barren River Lake boating accident leaves one injured, boats damaged

A boating accident on Barren River Lake, near Peninsula Marina, Wednesday afternoon sent one boater to the hospital.
A fishing boat ran into a pontoon boat head-on, causing the fishing boat operator to be ejected from the boat.
He suffered a non-life threatening head injury.
The two occupants in the pontoon boat were not injured.
After the collision, the fishing boat continued to run in circles with its owner in the water.
Two men, fishing nearby, were able to rescue the man from the water.
Authorities said that they believe that the low sun blinded the fisherman and he was unable to see the pontoon.
No charges were filed agains the fishing boat operator.

Area Christmas parades set Dec. 1, 2

’tis the Season.
Christmas parades around the Barren River Lake region dates and times are set.
All of the Barren River Lake region Christmas parades are set for Dec. 1, 2.
For more information, click on the specific parade.

– Tompkinsville Christmas Parade, Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m.

Bowling Green Christmas, Parade Saturday, Dec. 2, at 9:30 a.m.

Gamaliel Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m.

Scottsville Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m.

Glasgow Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.

 

Scottsville-Allen County Chamber to host Shop Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25

Across the nation, stores are preparing for Black Friday.
Scottsville and Allen County, just south of Barren River Lake, are preparing for Shop Small Business Saturday.
The Scottsville-Allen County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with many of its members, is sponsoring Shop Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25.
Thirty-five business around Scottsville and Allen County will be offering specials throughout the day.
The Chamber office, located in Scottsville’s Washington Building, just off the Square, will be providing shoppers with bags, door prizes and gifts, beginning at 9 a.m.
The participating Chamber members are:
– The Sticker Loft
– Beautiful You Boutique
– National Store Marketplace
– Russell Crew Sales, LLC
– Dot Dot Smile
– Paradise Point Marketplace
– A Tooley’s BBQ
– Damsel in Defense
– Enchanted Celebrations
– Allen County Farmers Supply
– NJ Creations
– Linda’s Furniture
– Los Mariachis
– Griddle’s
– The Shabby House Boutique
– Modern Cuties
– Rodan & Fields
– Washington Center
– Allen County Florist
– Allen County Vapes
– Decorating Centre
– Stovall Prescription Shop
– Scottsville Antique Mall
– Shop Southern Boutique
– Sisterly Love
– McClard’s Antiques
– Valerie’s Quilt Corner
– Little Dollie’s Antiques
– Earl G. Dumplin’s
– Miss Betsy’s Consignment
– Red Hill Trading Post
– Ellen Maise & Co.
– Jimmy’s Furniture

Colder weather brings hypothermia risks

As temperatures are predicted to fall Sunday, fishermen and hunters need to be aware of the risks that are associated with the cold temperatures, especially hypothermia.
According to the Center for Disease Control, when you are exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Eventually your body will use up its stored energy, and when that happens you are at risk for hypothermia.
In addition to the effects of hypothermia to the body, its most damaging effect can be to the brain. It will not allow the person to think clearly to realize what is happening and not allow them to be able to do anything about it.
Early symptoms of hypothermia are:
– shivering
– fatigue
– loss of coordination
– confusion and disorientation.
Immediately take action:
– move to a warm room or shelter
– remove any wet clothing
– warm the center (chest, neck, head) of the body first
– drink warm beverages
– wrap in warm blanket.

Cold Water Immersion
Immersion hypothermia may occur if a person is falls into cold water.
According to the CDC, immersion hypothermia develops much more quickly than standard hypothermia because water conducts heat away from the body 25 times faster than air.
Immersion hypothermia can occur in any water temperature below 70°F.
If you are going to be on the water:
– don’t go alone
– wear proper clothing (wool and synthetics and not cotton)
– use a personal flotation device
– have a means of signaling rescuers
– have a means of being retrieved from the water.

Barren River Lake State Park offering lodging discounts Nov. 19 – Jan. 31

Barren River Lake State Park is offering a lodging special Nov. 19- Jan. 31.
Guests will receive 50 percent off their second night lodging at any of the park’s accommodations- Louie B. Nunn Lodge rooms, as well as the park’s cottages and cabins.
The special is based on room availability with some blackout dates, including holidays and special events.
To make reservations, call the park at 1-800-325-0057.

Barren River Fishing League to host annual Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 25

The Barren River Fishing League will host its annual Thanksgiving bass tournament Saturday, Nov. 25.
Take-off is set at 7 a.m., with weigh-in scheduled for 2 p.m., both at the Port Oliver Recreation Area.
It will be five-fish limit.
Entry is $40/boat.
A preregistration list has  been started. To be added to the list, call Ronnie Stinson at 270-618-1436.

Barren River Lake water temperatures, dissolved oxygen levels for Nov. 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the water temperatures and dissolved oxygen levels at Barren River Lake for Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Water Depth; Water Temperature; Dissolved Oxygen Level
0 ft.; 64 degrees; 6.1
5 ft.; 64 degrees; 5.8
10 ft.; 64 degrees; 5.6
15 ft.; 64 degrees; 5.4
20 ft.; 64 degrees; 5.3
25 ft.; 64 degrees; 5.3

 

Barren River Lake State Park to host annual Thanksgiving Day buffet

Barren River Lake State Park will host its annual Thanksgiving Day buffet, Nov. 23.
The buffet will be served in the Driftwood Restaurant, located in the park’s Louie B. Nunn Lodge.
The buffet will be served, beginning at 11 a.m. CT.
Cost of the buffet is $19.50 plus tax for adults (13- and over), $9.50 for children (6-12), and free for children 5 and under.
Beverages are included with the buffet.
For information, contact the park at 270-646-2151.
Thanksgiving Buffet Menu
Appetizers
Chef’s Choice of Soups
Assorted Cheeses and Salads
Entrees
Choice Roasted Round of Beef (carved on the line)
Turkey and Dressing
Baked Ham
Fried Chicken
Chef’s Choice of Local Favorite
Vegetables
Candied Yams
Country Style Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes w/ Giblet Gravy
Other Thanksgiving Favorites
Desserts
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Other Southern Favorites