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State police say dead man found near Cumberland Falls committed suicide

Kentucky State Police say the individual found dead Wednesday morning at Cumberland Falls State Park took his own life. Trooper Lloyd Cochran, Public Affairs Officer at Post 11 in London, said law enforcement and emergency personnel were called to the scene at about 9 a.m. after...

US Rep. Hal Rogers announces the 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winners

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers announced the winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Kentucky’s Fifth Congressional District. The winning artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, representing southern and eastern Kentucky. The first place winner...

Cumberland Falls closes restaurant until spring

In an effort to improve the guest dining experience at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, the park announced its Riverview Restaurant will be closed for kitchen repairs and renovations until mid-spring of 2019. To supplement closure of the Riverview Restaurant, the park...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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If not for DuPont in the 1920’s, Cumberland Falls might have been eliminated to make hydro-electric dam

Cumberland Falls is known as the “Niagara of the South,” and for good reason. A 125-foot wide curtain of water plunges 65 feet over the falls. The volume of water pouring over Cumberland Falls is the second greatest east of the Mississippi River after Niagara Falls. Cumberland...
Posted On 02 Oct 2018

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky state parks offering accommodations to hurricane victims

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky’s state parks, and the City of Williamsburg are working to accommodate individuals forced to evacuate in the face of Hurricane Florence. Officials with the national forest announced that the campground fees have been waived. Kimberly...

Cumberland Falls, local dancers featured in award-winning book, Dance Across the USA

Cumberland Falls and two area dancers—Jennifer Ferguson and Sydney Hall—are featured in an extraordinary new book, Dance Across the USA. A magnificent book that celebrates America, Dance Across the USA recently won top honors in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards...

Allergies blamed for serious accident Thursday near Cumberland Falls

Allergies are being blamed for a single vehicle accident late Thursday afternoon near Cumberland Falls that resulted in a McCreary County man being flown out by emergency medical helicopter. The crash happened about 4:30 p.m. at the dry land bridge, which is located about four...
Posted On 03 May 2018

Over 600 volunteers set record during Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup

A record number of volunteers joined forces to clean Hwy. 90 and other roads near Cumberland Falls during the annual Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 28. A total of 632 volunteers participated in the event. Previously, the largest turnout for the...
Posted On 02 May 2018
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Cumberland Falls voted best romantic getaway in KY

Mammouth Cave may be Kentucky’s biggest tourist attraction, but Cumberland Falls is tops when it comes to visitors who are looking for a “romantic getaway.” In a poll of readers of Kentucky Living Magazine and visitors to kentuckyliving.com to determine the “Best in Kentucky,”...

First responders rescue woman, who fell at Cumberland Falls

Area first responders were called to Cumberland Falls Sunday evening after a woman fell from the rocks near the falls. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the woman, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical...
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