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Spring wildflower events scheduled at Kentucky State Parks

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Learn about wildflowers and enjoy the spring season at Red River Gorge with the Kentucky Native Plant Society’s Wildflower Weekend April 13-14 at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

The annual event includes hikes at the state park and in Red River Gorge on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for ages 13-17. Ages 12 and under are free. More information is available at: http://www.knps.org

Natural Bridge State Resort Park at Slade has a lodge, cottages and restaurant.

There are several other wildflower opportunities at Kentucky State Parks during April and May. They include:

Second Saturday Hike on wildflowers at Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz on April 14 starting at 10 a.m.

Spring Wildflowers and Wild Edibles Hike at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park at Calvert City on April 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Wildflower Extravaganza at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson on April 14. Hikes start at 9 a.m.

Wildflower Pilgrimage at Carter Caves State Resort Park at Olive Hill on April 21.

Wildflower Hikes at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs on April 7 and May 3 at 10 a.m.

Wild Wonderful Wildflower Hikes at Pine Mountain State Resort Park at Pineville on April 21 starting at 9 a.m.

For more information about these wildflower events, visit http://parks.ky.gov/wildflowers.aspx

For more information about Kentucky State Parks, including lodging and camping reservations, visit http://www.parks.ky.gov

(provided by Kentucky Department of Parks)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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