Lake Barkley recently turned 50. The US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) built Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers in the early 1960s. The dam birthed Lake Barkley – a shallow sister of Kentucky Lake, just a few miles east of its sibling.
Many years ago my wife and I along with some friends of ours had a favorite spot to camp in Land Between The Lakes (LBL). It was one of those spots that you didn’t want to tell people about because it was that good.
We had visited this spot a few times for a nice evening by the fire or to spend the night in a tent. Beautiful scenery, isolation and the gentle lapping of Lake Barkley all provided the ingredients for a perfect outdoor getaway.
However, our secluded spot became a place of uncertainty and fright.
Asbury Cemetery in Calloway County, Kentucky is one of the most prominent “haunted” graveyards in the region. Ask any long-time resident of Murray or Calloway County and they will have a story about the cemetery, either personal experiences or one they heard.
Land Between The Lakes (LBL) has many well-kept secrets and hidden gems. We all know about the main attractions at LBL. However, some places aren’t well-known. One of those is Ferguson Spring, a beautiful and peaceful location that was once the former site of a farming community.
You’ve probably heard the old 1960’s song “Crazy” sung by a woman whose voice was unmistakably gifted. Or you may have heard that same voice bellow out the words of “I Fall To Pieces”, or perhaps you might be familiar with the fun and poppy song “Walkin’ After Midnight”.