The Cumberland River Challenge Canoe & Kayak Race is an annual event, hosted by Union College, U- Canoe and Barbourville Tourism. The race consists of 15 miles of river, ranging from calm water to beginner-level rapids. The race starts on the Knox County line bordering Bell County and finishes in Knox County at the Thompson RV Park. Annual “bragging rights” and awards are presented at the end of the race.In March of 2017, we joined with The Explorer Kentucky Initiative to add The Cumberland River Challenge to The Kentucky Waterman Series as a points race for it’s competitors. The inaugural season will consist of 12 races on Kentucky waterways from all across the state. Participation is required in 4 races in order to receive a ranking in the series. It will be a great way to introduce our competitors to other paddlers from around the state and share the beauty of our area to individuals who have never viewed the Cumberland.After paddling or spectating along the Cumberland River take time to enjoy Barbourville.Barbourville is a town rich in history with many firsts: 1750 Visit Dr. Thomas Walker State Park and see a replica of the first cabin in Kentucky 1775 First Trails and Roads—The Wilderness Road, Warriors Path and the Daniel Boone Trail known as the Boone Trace all cross in Knox County. 1800 Barbourville is the oldest town and was the largest and most progressive city south of Richmond 1861 Barbourville is the site of the first battle of the Civil War with casualties 1879 Union College, the first college in the mountainsPlease make plans to attend a festival or event, visit the Civil War Interpretative Park, Knox Historical Museum, Thompson RV Park, eat some great grub at our own KCBS BBQ Competition, Barbourville Water Park, fish along the Cumberland River or canoe, Hike ‘n Bike at Sandy Bottoms or at Union College’s Turner Outdoor Center, or cruise the night away with our newest event Knox Street Thunder.
CUNA and state credit union leagues are on the ground this week at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Chicago to demonstrate the credit union difference to more than 5,000 attendees. During the four-day summit, CUNA and the leagues will be advocating with state lawmakers on an array of topics, including taxation and data security.“It’ll be a very busy and exciting week here in Chicago, and it’s an important way for CUNA and the state credit union leagues to highlight what we do interdependently in terms of state government advocacy,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer.If two-thirds of states in attendance approve policies that come out of NCSL’s 8 standing committees, the policies become part of the NCSL’s efforts to fight pre-emption of state laws by federal laws.CUNA will be participating in meetings and sessions of the NCSL’s Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce committees, as well as the State and Local Taxation task force. CUNA’s goal during the meetings is to ensure no policies that come out of NCSL would harm credit unions. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr