Tag Archives: Livingston Co. KY

Mantle Rock Nature Preserve

Mantle Rock is, without a doubt, one of the best-kept secrets in western Kentucky.  This natural wonder is hidden away on publicly accessible land just off Highway 133 near the community of Joy.

Located in Livingston County, 34 miles north of Grand Rivers, Mantle Rock is an incredible sight, considering most of land in this part of Kentucky is relatively flat.  But not here.  Mantle Rock is the largest freestanding arch east of the Mississippi River, spanning 188 feet in length and rising 30 feet from the ground. 

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Grand Rivers, Kentucky

Grand Rivers, Kentucky, known as the “village between the lakes”, is located between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley just north of Land Between The Lakes.  Even though the town has only a few hundred residents, it is the premier resort town for the Kentucky Lake region.

Featuring two beautiful resorts, Lighthouse Landing and Green Turtle Bay, along with Pattis’ 1880’s Settlement, Grand Rivers is a popular vacation destination.

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A Rare Look Inside the Powerhouse at Kentucky Dam

It’s not every day one gets to see the inner-workings of a large hydroelectric plant inside a huge dam. The opportunity presented itself to us not too long ago – we got to partake in a private tour of the powerhouse at Kentucky Dam.

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Barkley Dam Historical Photos

We can’t get enough of historical photos, especially those that show such drastic change.  Recently we found these photos on the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Flickr album.  We selected three of our favorites, but you can see the entire album on their Flickr.

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