A 900-acre ‘destination resort’ at Red River Gorge? Officials should move very slowly. By Linda Blackford October 16, 2019 03:34 PM
A plan to develop a ‘destination resort’ near the Red River Gorge could be a game-changer for the post-coal economy of Eastern Kentucky, but one of our state’s greatest natural jewels is also at stake.
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is behind the still-developing plans for the 900-acre project, complete with convention space, private cabins, a water feature, a themed village and even some gambling options — that would be built near the Red River Gorge as a tourist attraction and gateway to Eastern Kentucky.
The Chamber has long been looking at ways to rejuvenate Eastern Kentucky as coal slowly disappears. The Chamber formed a non-profit group, the Red River Economic Development LLC headed by four bank chairmen and three county judge-executives who represent the Gorge area. According to documents, RRED has an option on 891 acres close to the Slade exit off the Mountain Parkway, close to the Natural Bridge State Park, owned by businessman Ian Teal.
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jameskay: im new to this ...I love the gorge ... I have heard of a place called leukeegee (spelling maybe wrong )has anyone heard of it and if so how to get to it ...
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Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
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Red River Darth: Anyone know how to get to Sky View Arch? seems to have little to no info
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stixman: I was sure where to post this request, but would it be possible to add a link to my website hhttps://www.kentuckywalkingstick.com on your link page? I am from eastern Kentucky and have been making walking sticks and canes for many years..
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jamiekaj: I'm new to climbing (been in the gym for about a month now) and am looking for partners to get me to the gorge and back (from Lexington) / teach me a few things. I have gear (minus a rope) and could provide pizza, gas, and beer.
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