The Kentucky Caver Quarterly Proceedings of the
Bluegrass Grotto: the North Central Kentucky Area Chapter of the National Speleological Society
Editors: Arthur Cammers and Russell Hobart

 (back issues)
vol. 41. iss. 1, March 2006
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    page                                                       CONTENTS

Editorials
 01 Sell Us a War, Sell Us Tax Cuts to Cooperations, Sell Our National Parks to Pay for the First Two Bits of Swag! Let's think a minute. Arthur Cammers (BGG, co-editor)
 04 Cave Gating : My Lucrative Job with U.S. Steel. Ergor Rubreck
 05 Celebrating the Karst and Natural Beauty of Pulaski and Laurel Counties. Not the smartest place for a new interstate highway! Hilary Lambert (BGG & KEEP)
 08 All this alarmist nonsense is counterproductive and unpatriotic. Bioterrorism labs, no accident policy. Ergor Rubreck
Announcements
 08 The Rockcastle Karst Conservancy Annual Meeting.   Andy Niekamp RKC Chairman
Trip Reports                                                                                                                                                     
 09 Eclipse Cave Part 1 Ben Currens (BGG)
10 The Bluegrass Grotto surveyed “Sinks of the Roundstone Cave” for hibernating bats  plus a primer on bat counting Brooke Slack (BGG)
 13 Eclipse Cave Part 2 Peggy Renwick  (BGG)
Local History
 13 Under Harrodsburg?
 14 A Painting of a Mastodon? submitted by Gary O'Dell (BGG)
 15 Rescue from the Big Room recollection of a near fatal fall and rescue John LaMar Cole (BGG)