Big South Fork Announces Charit Creek Lodge Is Open

April 15, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-04-15) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Superintendent Niki Nicholas announced today that Charit Creek Lodge is once again open for guests. The lodge had been closed since January 1 of this year pending the selection of a concessions operator to provide services. Superintendent Nicholas stated, “The National Park Service is very pleased to have this beautiful facility available for our visitors. Charit Creek Lodge offers a unique way to experience the beauty and serenity of Big South Fork.” [ Read More ]

Career Coaches Bring Job Matching And Training To Rural Communities

April 7, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-04-07) Governor Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today unveiled three vehicles designed to improve outcomes for those looking for work. Three “Career Coaches” were customized with 10 computer workstations with Internet access, printers, fax machines, and flat screen TV’s with SMART Board overlays to facilitate classroom instruction. The intent of these roving offices is to bring job matching and training to rural communities that have limited access to a Tennessee Career Center.  [ Read More ]

Prescribed Fire To Occur In Big South Fork NRRA

April 7, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-04-07) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is planning to ignite a prescribed fire today, Thursday, April 7, depending upon weather conditions.  The Bald Knob Project is located in the northwestern area of the park in McCreary County, Kentucky; the project encompasses approximately 2,080 acres of land immediately adjacent to the Bald Knob community and the Ledbetter Trailhead.  The burn is scheduled to begin late morning with the burn being completed by nightfall.  [ Read More ]

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