The Kentucky Caver Quarterly Proceedings of the
Bluegrass Grotto: the North Central Kentucky Area Chapter of the National Speleological Society
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 vol. 41. iss. 3, September 2006
galleries of stone and mysterious stygian lakes will leave a profound impression upon the Webster traveler.

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About Ben Hutchins
Ben began caving his freshman year of college at Bowling Green, KY with the Green River Grotto in 2001.  After a short phase of "party caving", he was quickly introduced to project caving and did mostly survey trips.  He had a passing interest in vertical caving and still likes to be on rope, but does not do very much.  In 2002, Ben joined the CRF, and enjoyed several trips in Mammoth cave.  He became interested in cartography after taking the survey and cartography class offered by the Center for Cave and Karst studies at WKU.  He was introduced to caving in Breckinridge Co. in 2002 by Bill Napper.  Ben currently lives in Washington DC where he studys cave biology.  He now does most of his caving in Virginia and West Virginia for research, but tries to get back to Webster every couple of months.  Recently, Ben Tobin and Ben Hutchins gave a presentation on the WCCSG at the US Exploration session at the 2006 NSS convention.  They plan to give another talk at the 2007 NSS convention. they also plan to possibly lead trips to Webster.

Andy Niekamp

An art show titled "Above & Below Appalachia" featuring work by Rob Coomer is being held October 3rd through the 30th at the U.C. Clermont College Art Gallery in Batavia, Ohio. You are invited and encouraged to attend. As the name implies Rob will have photos and artwork of scenes from both above ground and underground in Appalachia.

Many of you have met Rob Coomer. Many of you have seen his artwork. On Friday, October 13, Rob is holding a reception from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Gallery to celebrate "Black Friday".  (Many of Rob's best photos are black & white hence the Black Friday theme.) You are invited to attend the reception and show your support for Rob. Come as you are. Bring a

A portion of the proceeds from the art sales from "Above & Below Appalachia" will be donated to the Rockcastle Karst Conservancy. As you know RKC preserves land above and below Appalachia.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the October 13 reception.

For more information including a map and a free downloadable "Above & Below Appalachia" poster visit:

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