maintains the Frances
Johnson Falk State Nature
The Sheltowee Trace and other trails interlace this eco-wonderland.
they want to build a … what?
only that - the proposed “Bioterrorism lab” that you may
have read about recently would be built along a small tributary to Buck
Creek, just west
of 461 and just
north of Shopville.
Help celebrate and protect
Local concerned citizens, cavers,
the National Speleological Society, the Cumberland Chapter of the
Karst Environmental Education & Protection, Inc. (KarstEEP),
Heartwood, and numerous others joined forces several years ago as KICK
umbrella organization of groups and just plain folks opposed to this
Stating that road funds need to be
used to repair and
upgrade the roads we already have, the KICK 66 coalition celebrates the
forests, heritage, and wildlands value of this untouched area, and
“No Build option” for this needless and heedless project. A
Web site is found at www.kick66.org
maintained by local resident Sue Koplowitz. Additionally, the Kentucky
Waterways Alliance is concerned about protecting the numerous high
waters that abound in this area, and has received a grant from Patagonia
for public education about this highway project.
is the video/dvd documentary, “The
Caves of Sinking Valley,” filmed by local resident Chris Johns of CJ
Productions, narrated by Somerset native and
life-long caver Larry Simpson, with
original music by Gary Wooster.
featuring karst expert Dr. Ralph
Ewers and is being shown across the region, and has
prompted a well-attended field trip in early February, which included
local residents who think this highway is bad news for them and for the
they live on.
Cavers, cave scientists, Sierra Club, KWA, KarstEEP and
Kentucky Heartwood are working to develop a hiking outing for the
will be available this spring and summer. Watch the BGG listserv and
for details. For information about scheduling the “Caves of Sinking
video/dvd, contact Hilary@KWAlliance.org
Chris Johns at email@example.com
Larry Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org