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June 25, 2018

SHUPE TO PRESENT NINE ‘WORLD OF REPTILES’ SHOWS AT KENTUCKY STATE PARKS DURING JULY


Scott Shupe was one of those kids who would surprise his mother when she washed his clothes. She would often find a snake or a toad in his pants pocket.

“I never outgrew that fascination with wildlife,” said Shupe, who grew up in Graves County and now lives in Murray. The wildlife author and naturalist has worked in wildlife in Kentucky, Florida, South Dakota and Oregon during the last 40 years.

Scott Shupe during an appearance at Old Fort Harrod State Park. (Photo by Robert Moore/Harrodsburg Herald)Scott Shupe during an appearance at Old Fort Harrod State Park. (Photo by Robert Moore/Harrodsburg Herald)

 

Shupe has been a frequent presenter at Kentucky State Parks with his “World of Reptiles” show since 1987. He’s scheduled to have nine state park shows in July, starting at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site on July 4 at 1 p.m.

The shows are free to park guests and usually include seven reptiles that travel with Shupe in his pickup truck. They include a corn snake, boa constrictor and a python.

Shupe says he presents a “show and tell” program that makes the point that reptiles and other wildlife are an important part of our environment and need to be preserved. He gets many questions about snakes.

“I tell people it’s best to stay away from them and don’t kill them. Most are harmless and useful,” Shupe said. “If people can learn to appreciate snakes, they can learn to appreciate a lot of things.”

Shupe is also selling his recent book, the Kentucky Wildlife Encyclopedia, a guide to Kentucky mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Besides the July 4 appearance at Wickliffe Mounds, here are the remainder of Shupe’s Kentucky State Park appearances in July (all times are local):

• July 5, General Burnside Island State Park, 1 p.m.

• July 5, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, 7 p.m.

• July 6, Kincaid Lake State Park, 2 p.m.

July 7, Paintsville Lake State Park, 4 p.m.

• July 14, John James Audubon State Park, 2 p.m.

• July 14, Green River Lake State Park, 8 p.m.

• July 20, Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, 7 p.m.

• July 21, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, 8 p.m.

 

Visit www.parks.ky.gov for more information about Kentucky State Parks.

 

From Kentucky State Parks

 

June 23, 2018

City, RISEabove cut ribbon for new Louisa playground addition

THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY for the Louisa Playground eguipment was held last night at the LOCKVIEW Park. Present for the City of Louisa was Mayor Slone and Matt Brown for RiseAbove. The proceeds from the Hoops for Hope from last year made this possible with $3,000 given to the city. Pictured ar L to R  Kenny AND Breanna Muncy, City Council member John Nolan and wifr, Ann, Mayor Harold Slone, and Matt and Summer BrownTHE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY for the Louisa Playground eguipment was held last night at the LOCKVIEW Park. Present for the City of Louisa was Mayor Slone and Matt Brown for RiseAbove. The proceeds from the Hoops for Hope from last year made this possible with $3,000 given to the city. Pictured ar L to R Kenny AND Breanna Muncy, City Council member John Nolan and wifr, Ann, Mayor Harold Slone, and Matt and Summer Brown

June 21, 2018

'EXTREMELY HOT' temps don't keep people off the Levisa Fork

The hot temperatures didn’t keep people off the Levisa Fork during the first Paddlefest in Louisa! Twenty folks braved the temperatures to take to the river and enjoy the views. The paddlefest was organized by the Louisa/Lawrence County Trail Town Committee as a way to highlight the water trail that will soon be known as the Chatterwha Trace River Trail. The goal was to paddle upstream to Wall Bridge and then paddle back down to the Louisa City Ramp.

  A family from Huntington, WV came with their 6 kids to celebrate Father’s Day.  A family from Huntington, WV came with their 6 kids to celebrate Father’s Day. A family from Huntington, WV came with their 6 kids to celebrate Father’s Day. Courtney Ballengee stated that “Kayaking is an inexpensive hobby to have once you make those first purchases and with 6 kids, that’s important!” Most of the kayakers were pleasantly surprised at the natural beauty of this river that is in their back yard.

The goal now for Trail Town is to find some public access points on the Levisa, Tug and the Big Sandy so that people can get paddle craft in and out of the water conveniently and easily.

“The paddle UP stream to Wall Bridge was nice but it’s always easier to paddle downstream the whole way!” said Wes Kingsmore, Trail Team co-chairperson. Wes also stated that the next Community Paddle will be on July 15th but a location hasn’t been determined yet. Check out the Facebook page for the Louisa/Lawrence County Trail Town Committee for more details.

 

 

 



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