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Land Between the Lakes’ Homeplace 1850s Trades Fair set for Labor Day Weekend

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will host a Trades Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd and 4th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Traditional trades and crafts people will share knowledge of vanishing folk art skills. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and older, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Reward in Dover Murder Case

 

$5,000 offered in 1980 Stewart County kidnapping and murder of two teens

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the kidnapping and murder in 1980 of sisters Carla Atkins and Vickie Stout.

“We believe someone has information that could help solve this case, and we want whoever is responsible for this crime to be brought to justice,” Haslam said.  “We ask anyone with knowledge of the case to come forward.”

Composite images of the suspect in the 1980 Stewart County Double Homicide Investigation.

Composite images of the suspect in the 1980 Stewart County Double Homicide Investigation.

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LBL to hold 20th annual Hummingbird Festival at Nature Station

 

Hoopla for Hummingbirds!

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – On August 6th through August 7th, 2016, Land Between the Lakes will hold their 20th annual Hummingbird Festival at the Nature Station. The cost is ages 13 and up $7.00, ages 5-12 $5.00 and ages 4 and under Free

Be a part of the annual Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration to Central America! Immerse yourself amongst the hummingbirds and experience up-close critter encounters. Watch hundreds of hummingbirds visit each day.

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

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More Land Between the Lakes Facilities Now Open

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Following last week’s storms that impacted the entire area of Land Between the Lakes, some facilities have now re-opened to the public just in time for some of their most popular events!

Wranglers Campground is hosting the 20th Annual Primitive Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th, from 7:30pm-10:00pm each night. Information is available at, www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/wranglers-campground-primitive-rodeo/2016-07-16/

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O'Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O’Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

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Letter to Editor Update for Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLDear Editor,

As many know, Land Between the Lakes has experienced widespread wind and water damage.

It has been confirmed that the same storm that traveled through Marshall County on Wednesday, July 6th also crossed Land Between the Lakes.

It contained a tornado which touched down near Cravens Bay Campground, traveling along the ground for approximately a quarter mile before it went across Lake Barkley into Trigg County. The high winds impacted trees, open lands and other resources along its path.

Storm Damage July 2016 on FS RD 113 in Land Between The Lakes. (Doug Phelps)

Storm Damage July 2016 on FS RD 113 in Land Between The Lakes. (Doug Phelps)

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Strong Storms Cause Power Outages and Temporary Closures at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Power is out across Land Between the Lakes due to strong storms that moved through the area last night. Additional storms are predicted to take nearly the same path again today.

Those camping in Backcountry Areas are encouraged to leave before this next round of storms occur. Additional roads could become blocked or damaged causing emergency response time to be increased.

LBL's Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

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LBL’s Wranglers Campground Hosts 20th Annual Rodeo

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Wranglers Campground will host the 20th Annual Primitive Rodeo, presented by Crossland Rodeo Company, Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th, from 7:30pm-10:00pm.

“This is a great opportunity for families to get outside and enjoy some unique fun and see local cowboys and cowgirls compete in one of our country’s oldest sports. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the show,” says Wranglers Campground manager Jamey Thweatt.

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (Staff photo)

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (Staff photo)

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LBL’s The Homeplace 1850s Farm to host Traditional Independence Day Celebration

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Visitors searching for a traditional family-oriented celebration may visit the Homeplace 1850s Farm on the Fourth of July at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Celebrate Independence Day from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Monday, July 4th, 2016 with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up; $3.00 ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and under, and includes all the day’s activities and programs.

Celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way--enjoy a slice of springhouse cooled watermelon at The Homeplace 1850s Farm in Land Between The Lakes! (Staff photo)

Celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way–enjoy a slice of springhouse cooled watermelon at The Homeplace 1850s Farm in Land Between The Lakes! (Staff photo)

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Land Between the Lakes the Homeplace to host 18th Annual Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm hosts the Pickin’ Party Old-time Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Bring lawn chairs, ground blankets, to relax under the cool shade trees while enjoying old-time music. The festival offers open mic opportunities for local musicians and attendees.

Old-Time Musicians at the Pickin’ Party

Old-Time Musicians at the Pickin’ Party

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LBL to offer Free Admission to Woodlands Nature Station on National Get Outdoors Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TNWoodlands Nature Station to waive admission fees Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. The Nature Station is open 10:00am-5:00pm.

Come experience native gardens and rescued animals in the Nature Station’s backyard. Visitors may observe snapping turtles during Creature Feature programs from 11:30am-12:00pm.

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O'Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O’Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

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