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.
New Delhi: Heading into the Twenty20 International against India at the Arun Jaitley stadium, Bangladesh were carrying years of pain and hurt. In 2016, they spectacularly choked in the World T20 clash in Bangalore when they needed two runs off three balls with three wickets in hand only to lose by one run. In the 2018 Nidahas Trophy final, Bangladesh needed to defend five runs off the last ball but Dinesh Karthik hit a flat six off Soumya Sarkar to deny them the title in spectacular fashion. The scoreline read 8-0. In addition to the scars provided by two very close losses, Bangladesh were facing an uphill task. To add to their woes, they suffered a body blow when their superstar Shakib Al Hasan was banned for two years (one suspended) for not reporting booking approaches. With so much hurt off the field, the win in Delhi, amidst the pollution that was choking the city speaks volumes of their character. That it was led by Mushfiqur Rahim, the constant survivor in the midst of eight consecutive losses was poetic justice. Bangladesh’s spinners had restricted India’s batting to 148/6 and they were given a good start by Mohammad Naim on debut. Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur shared a 60-run stand and put Bangladesh on course.Earlier, Mushfiqur had survived a review off Yuzvendra Chahal and Rishabh Pant did not go for the review. The right-handed wicketkeeper batsman decided to bide his time and take the game deep. Heading into the last three overs, they needed 35 off three overs. India gifted Mushfiqur another life when Krunal Pandya dropped his catch off Chahal and Bangladesh needed 22 off 12. However, the 19th over changed the entire complexion when Mushfiqur slammed four consecutive boundaries off Khaleel Ahmed. When he notched up his fifty, the celebrations were muted. There was no chest-thumping, there was no premature celebrations. It was silent acknowledgement. The lessons of Bangalore and Colombo were learnt on that night in Delhi. Calmly, Bangladesh got over the line and they had broken the jinx.Mushfiqur outlined the blueprint which ensured Bangladesh did not lose their ninth straight game against India. “We have had a lot of close games against India. So we promised ourselves that the next time we go into such a phase of the game, we don’t want to lose. We have learned a lot from those last two games against India that went into the last over, so we discussed on how we can overcome those moments. I was telling Riyad bhai (Mahmudullah) that let’s win in singles and doubles rather than going for big hits. I think we have nothing to lose coming into this game and also in this whole series so that gave the freedom to play to our potential and fearless cricket,” Mushfiqur stated.Also Read | Delhi Air Pollution: BCCI’s Smokescreen, Public’s Convenient OutrageThe win in Delhi comes as a boost at a time Bangladesh cricket was reeling from the recent cricketer’s strike and the ban on Shakib. The calmness and maturity shown from the players despite all the distractions was symbolic of their continuing evolution. For Mushfiqur, he put the ghosts of Colombo and Bangalore to rest by finally guiding his team over the line in grand style. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Julia Silba, a junior majoring in global health, grew up in the area surrounding the University Park Campus and said that the green space in USC Village encourages a more cohesive community that allows people to appreciate the outdoors together. Vance and fellow organizer Julius Ball-Heldman, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering, also filmed students during the sit-in talking about the USC Village Great Lawn for a short documentary they plan to make on protecting green space at USC. The organizers plan to share the film with President Carol Folt. Vance, who helped organize the protest, said USC should disclose more details about the development to students and encouraged more dialogue between the University and students on the issue. The University said it is willing to consider student suggestions. “We value our students’ input and have been meeting together to listen to comments about the Great Lawn area and green spaces overall,” the University statement said. “We are considering all possible options before determining next steps.” “We want to either save the lawn or start a conversation about how we can preserve green space and make [USC] Village more open to the local community,” said Bree Vance, a sophomore majoring in English and French. “I think that if we’re restricting what little access we have to the outdoors on campus it’s just detrimental to everybody who can’t get off and outside of this concrete jungle,” Rogers said. During a sit-in at the USC Village Great Lawn Friday, students like Julia Silba wrote their concerns with losing campus green space and gave suggestions for how the University could incorporate it in future development.(Catherine Liang | Daily Trojan) During the sit-in, participants filled out suggestion cards to voice concerns about losing green space on campus and how it can be incorporated in future development. Currently, the main green spaces on campus are the USC Village Great Lawn, McCarthy Quad and Alumni Park. Students also played frisbee and ate snacks during the sit-in on the Great Lawn. Heldman said he hopes the sit-in will show that students care about the lawn and push the University to consider alternative building plans to protect the space. He said these plans could include preserving a portion of the lawn by adding more floors to existing dorms or creating a new lawn after additional housing is built. “This is the first time I’ve seen a green space here … for people to engage in physical activity or just enjoy the environment,” Silba said. Anna Rogers, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering and Chinese, said she values the green space as an escape from USC’s primarily urban environment. Twenty students gathered for a sit-in on the USC Village Great Lawn Friday night to promote the protection of green space areas after learning about the University’s plans to build more student housing on the popular green space. USC is required to build additional student housing in the northwest portion of USC Village under a 2012 University Park Campus development agreement with the city, according to a University statement to the Daily Trojan. Students organizing the demonstration said the University should value student input during the building process.