Kentucky Dam Village celebrates 50 year anniversary of lodge

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its lodge on Oct. 12.

The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with a ceremony  featuring Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker and Marshall County Judge-Executive Mike Miller. There will also be entertainment and a memory board for those with photos and recollections of 1962. The Harbor Lights Restaurant will offer lunch for $6.20 a person with 62-cent drinks.

Later that day, the park will host a Kentucky Chautauqua performance by David Hurt as Louis “Grandpa” Jones. He was a singer, a banjo picker, a songwriter and, in his later years, a television star during a career that spanned more than 60 years. The program starts at 4 p.m.

Kentucky Chautauqua is a program of the Kentucky Humanities Council.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Kentucky Dam Village will host a pig roast barbeque on Oct. 28 as a fundraising event for the Marshall County Arts Commission. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, with proceeds to go to the Marshall County Arts Commission for its plans to build a children’s art activity center.

Live music will be provided by Joshua Earl Tubbs, a singer and songwriter from Olive, Ky., who lives in Benton, Ky.

During October, the park is offering rooms at the Village Inn Lodge for $62 plus tax a night. Special cottage rates are also available.

Staff Report.