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GREENUP, Ky. -- Railroad enthusiasts – of both model and passenger trains – will have two days filled with interesting activities just for them at the 28th Annual Tri-State Model Train Railroad Show at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park March 19-20, 2011.

The show will feature operating model trains in all gauges, toy and collectible trains, railroad memorabilia, books, videos, china, silver, and lanterns. There will even be rides on an operating 7-1/2 gauge steam engine. Some 75 vendor tables will display items for sale.

Admission to the Model Railroad Show is free. Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

The show is sponsored by the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

For those who like to camp, Greenbo Lake will offer two nights for the price of one during the March 18-20 weekend. Pay for Friday night and get Saturday night free.  Reservations must be made by calling the park. The number for the park is 1-800-325-0083

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is on KY 1, 18 miles north of I-64 from Grayson exit or 8 miles south of U.S. 23 the Country Music Highway on KY 1.  Greenbo Lake features the Jesse Stuart Lodge with 36 rooms, conference center and Anglers’ Cove Restaurant.  The park has a 225-acre lake for boating and fishing, tennis courts, 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The campground is open April 1 through Oct. 31.  Greenbo Amphitheatre features musical concerts and plays during the summer and fall.

 

 

YATESVILLE -- As warmer weather quickly approaches, a new houseboat was added to the Houseboat Row at the Yatesville Lake State Park Marina.  One of the current customers upgraded to this new boat 'One Particular Harbor' and was launched even with a thin layer of ice on the water.  This 18’ x 88” boat features 3 bedrooms, satellite TVs, hot tub and all the comforts of home. Nothing like “roughing it” on a day at the lake.

(Photo by Jim Patton)Wild bison do not deserve Endangered Species Act protection, says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The announcement came following the conclusion of the agency’s 90-day review of a petition by private citizens James and Natalie Bailey to list the wild plains bison as threatened,Environmental News Service reports. “Based on our review,” said FWS, “We find that the petition does not present substantial information indicating that listing may be warranted.”

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