Monthly Archives: June 2017

2017 Kentucky RIVERKEEPER Paddles, Picnics, Clean-ups, and other events

2017 KRK Paddles, Picnics, Clean-Ups

and Other Events on the Kentucky River

Please check our website for updates!


  • 30th– Irvine- Mushroom Festival- the Speedy Spoor Run- (Need contact info and destination so people can find the launch site!)


  • 21st– Beattyville from 2-5. – KRK-  clean up and paddle.


  • 25th-KRK Paddle Under the Bridge, Rader’s Restaurant, Irvine KY. Lunch at noon then paddle and clean up 1pm-5:00p.m, launch and park at Rader’s.


  • 30th-The Red River all day paddle launching from Jack Stickney’s farm, then ending up at the Convergence of the Red and the Ky.


  • 26th – River Blast at First Vineyard, 6 – 10 pm, music by Conch Republic, $5 per person
  • 27th-KRK Dusk to Moonlight Paddle at Hall’s Resturant. Paddle and clean up: 5:00pm-early dinner on Hall’s deck.  Paddle till 9:00pm then have a bonfire in Hall’s river parking lot with music!


  • 24th -2pm-5:00pm, Gratz.  Meet and park at the public launch behind the New’s Restaurant and Grocery.   Check the website for details!


  • 22nd-launch approx. 1:00pm from Proud Mary’s Restaurant under the Clay’s Ferry Bridge. We’ll visit Boone Creek and have dinner at Proud Mary’s.


Golden Corral supports Kentucky Riverkeeper Earth Day Scramble

The Kentucky RIVERKEEPER  Earthday Golf Scramble, held at Boone’s Trace National Golf Course, was a huge success! Many thanks to our sponsors, players and sustaining friends. Among those friends are Mr. Bruce McIntosh owner and Ms. Susan Ratliff manager of Golden Corral restaurant.  Here, they present a tournament sponsor check to Kentucky Riverkeeper, Pat Banks and Treasurer, Laura Melius in front of the Richmond Location. The support of the Golden Corral for the Kentucky Riverkeeper is a reflection of Mr. McIntosh’s commitment to the local Richmond community.

Gates Auto Group supports Kentucky Riverkeeper

To celebrate Earth Day 2017, the Gates Auto Family chose to support the Kentucky RIVERKEEPER, a 501(c)3 non-profit, in their clean water efforts and building of the Kentucky River Water Trail!  Steve Gates presented the Earth Day check to Dr. Alan Banks and Pat Banks at the Toyota South showroom.  Toyota has build a strong reputation of clean water practice as a company and continues to lead the industry in best management practices.  Pat said that “many of our creeks and streams are impacted with pathogens, litter and other pollutants.  Please do your part to keep our waters clean for you and next generations.”  For those who would like to help, the 2017 all river clean-up, RIVERSWEEP, is June 17th.  The two closest stations for Madison countians are Bonnesboro Beach and under the bridge in Irvine.  Come as you are or bring your own boats, including kayaks and canoes.

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