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2014 Schedule

All events are subject to change.

February

Renfro Valley Auditions

February 1

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact:800-765-7464

March

TBA

April

Red Bud Health Walk

April 1

Come join in the fun and get in shape with free prizes and a box lunch to the first 400 walkers. All ages welcome with regular (approx. 2.5 miles) and handicapped/stroller routes (approx. 1.5 miles) available. Starts and ends at the Aunt Polly House/John Lair House from 11 am to 1 pm RAIN OR SHINE. Parking is available at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Renfro Valley Entertainment Center.  Live music (weather permitting) Sponsored by The Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission, Rockcastle Regional Hospital, the Christian Appalachian Project, The City of Mt. Vernon, The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and  TOURSEKY.COM
Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 800-252-6685

Carl Hurley

April 5

Down home, family comedy performed by one of  Kentucky’s favorite storytellers. Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Ronnie Milsap in Concert

April 11

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Jimmy Rose in Concert

April 12

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

May

Rockcastle River Trading Company Spring Open House

May 9 & 10

Just down the road from Renfro Valley you’ll find Livingston.  Nestled along the Rockcastle River and beautiful gardens, is the Rockcastle River Trading Company and family home of award-winning garden designer, Jon Carloftis. Come tour the house and gift shop where you will find elegant gift ideas for the home and garden.
10:00-5 :00 Friday and Saturday

Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-843-0854

Website: http://www.joncarloftis.com/rrtc.html

Livingston’s Founder’s Day

May 9 & 10Livingston

Friday
6:00 pm-Festival Opens
7:00 pm- Opening Ceremony
8:00 pm– Live Music with the Cupp Family, County Wide and local singers
Saturday:
6:30 am:  Wildcat Mountain Triathlon Registration @ Trail Town Visitor Center
7:00 am  Pancake Breakfast
10:00 am: Car Show Registration
12:00 pm:  Bittersweet Cloggers/Raid on Livingston Civil War Reenactment Battle
1:00 pm:  Parade Lineup
2:00 pm:  Parade
3:00 pm:  Husband Hollerin’ Contest @ Sound Stage
4:00 pm:  Livingston Community Lions Club Talent Show at Climax Water Stage Mrs. Founder’s Day Pageant at Sound Stage
6:00 pm: Man Auction @ Climax Water Stage
7:00 pm: Wilderness Road @ Sound Stage Will Reynolds Elvis Impersonation @ Climax Water Stage
8:00 pm:  Level Green @ Sound Stage Medley Boys @ Climax Water Stage
10:00 pm:  Fireworks Plus…40 Vendors, Mechanical Bull, Trainless Track Rides & Chain Saw Art Special treat….Ride a ZIP line with a $10 donation to the Livingston Police Department!
Location: Livingston, KY

Contact: 606-453-2061

Saltpetre Cave Open House

May 17 & 18

Great Saltpetre Cave was a significant source of saltpetre during the War of 1812, and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Guided tours of the cave, free soup beans and corn bread and miles of hiking trails. Admission is free, but donations are always appreciated.Saturday10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm. There will also be a presentation of a dedication plaque on Saturday at 10:30am.I-75, exit 59. East on HWY 25, turn left onto 1004, continue on 1004 until it comes to a “T” (at tracks). Turn right and continue to Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve. 9 miles from I-75. GSP is owned by Rockcastle Karst Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, local volunteer organization dedicated to dedicated to preserving the unique geological, hydrological, biological, archeological, historical and recreational resources associated with caves and karst lands. RKC’s goal is to permanently protect caves and karst lands in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and its surrounding region through land acquisition, ownership and resource management. The wise stewardship we take today will preserve these areas for future generations continued enjoyment. For more information about Rockcastle Karst Conservancy, please visit www.rkci.org.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 800-252-6685

Website: www.caves.org/conservancy/gsp

Tribute to Armed Forces Day at Renfro Valley

May 17

Growing Warriors in partnership with filmmakers Christine Anthony, Owen Masterson and Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, are offering a free and exclusive film screening of Terra Firma, at 1:00PM. This event is being passionately put together by Growing Warriors to highlight the story of women military veterans and their continued service among our Nation’s farmers. Since it began, over 280,000 women have been sent to the Middle East to serve in the War on Terror. Often traumatized by their experiences, they return home changed. Terra Firma weaves together the stories of three female veterans who were deployed to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan in 2003. Through intimate interviews, they share their motivations for joining the service, their experiences as females in the military, and the impact of war on their lives. After struggling for years with combat related PTSD they have each found ways to heal their hidden wounds through farming.

In addition to this afternoon tribute, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center will, as always, pay tribute to veterans on their Barn Dance show at 7:00pm.  LET’S ALL COME JOIN THEM IN SALUTING OUR VETERANS.

Learn more about Growing Warriors and Terra Firma at:
www.growingwarriors.org
www.terrafirmafilm.com

Location: Renfro Valley
Contact: 843-754-2367
Website:  www.renfrovalley.com

Lee Greenwood in Concert 

May 17

God Bless The USA will top off this special day of tribute to our American Veterans.

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Dix River Festival

May 23 – 24

Inflatables, live entertainment featuring 10 bands and cloggers, Bike Nite, vendors, 2 mile run and a parade make this a fun filled family event. Admission prices vary.

Friday, May 23rd (Evening Only)

5:00am-6:30pm: Ruby Powell and Friends @ Brodhead Depot Park
6:00pm:   Bike Nite @ Dari Delite
6:30pm-8:00pm:  Level Green @ Brodhead Depot Park
8:15pm-11:00pm: Wild River @ Brodhead Depot Park
Saturday, May 24th (All Day)

8:30am:   Brodhead Hustle 5k Run/Walk (2 miles) @ Brodhead Elementary
Noon-1:00pm:  Jeff Watson @ Brodhead Depot Park
1:15pm-2:15pm:  Jake & Courtney @ Brodhead Depot Park
2:15pm-2:45pm: KY Romp & Stomp Cloggers @ Brodhead Depot Park
2:45pm-4:00pm: Wilderness Road @ Brodhead Depot Park
4:00pm-5:00pm:  Bittersweet Cloggers @ Brodhead Depot Park
4:30pm-8:00pm:  Car Cruise @ Brodhead Baptist Church
(Must be present by 4:30 to be in the parade)
5:00pm: Parade (Line-up at Brodhead Elementary School at 4:00pm)
5:45pm:  Brodhead Fire Department Vehicle Rescue Demonstration
Across from the Brodhead Depot Park
6:00pm-7:45pm:  Old Town Project @Brodhead Depot Park
6:00pm:   4/20 Band Southern Rock @ “The Hog Pen” behind Dari Delite
6:00pm:  Bobby Barron and Friends @ Dari Delite
8:00pm-11:00pm:  Medley Boys @ Brodhead Depot Park

Location: Brodhead

Contact: 606-308-3999 or 606-758-8635

Red Hill Horse Camp

May 24 – 26

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900

Website: www.redhillhorsecamp.com

 Will Reynolds as Elvis

May 30

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Aaron Tippin in Concert

May 31

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

June

US 25 Yard Sale

June 5 – 7

Set up a booth along US 25 in Rockcastle County and be a part of the fun.
Covington Kentucky  – Woodfin North Carolina
On US 25 & US 25W
This 3rd year event is 425+ miles long-the 6th longest in America! Must have access to off road parking. Permission to set up on private or public property is the responsibility of the yard sale participant, and must be obtained prior to the event.
Location: Rockcastle County

Contact: 800-252-6685

Corey Kenton in Concert

June 6

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Discovery Day

June 7

Step back in Appalachian times with working artisans such as a blacksmith, farrier, weaver, wood wright and quilter. Held at the BitterSweet Cabin Village on US 25 N. FREE ADMISSION
Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 800-252-6685

Loretta Lynn in Concert

June 7

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Jeff Bates in Concert

June 13

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers

June 14

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Dustin Lynch in Concert

June 20

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464
John Anderson in Concert

June 21

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert

June 28

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464
Old Joe Clark  Bluegrass Festival

July 3 – 5

Terry Joe Clark will once again co-host the festival named after his father along with Charlie Hall. Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition, Lonesome River Band, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top Express, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper,  Little Roy & Lizzie, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, The Moron Brothers, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Velvet Blue and the Renfro Valley Bluegrass Band are scheduled to perform.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464
Brush Arbor Grand Opening

July 3 – 5

Step back in time and go through the authentically restored pioneer log village, one mile behind Renfro Valley at
893 Hummell Road.  As you stroll through the village sip your favorite Baxter’s Coffee or shop for fabric, notions and seasonal specials.  There will be door prizes, drawings and demonstrations all weekend.  Uncle Sam & Betsy Ross will be on hand on Friday, the 4th.
Location: Renfro Valley
Contact: 606-256-9077
Red Hill Horse Camp

July 4 – 6

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900

Website: www.redhillhorsecamp.com

Renfro Valley 75th Anniversary Parade

July 5

Join in the fun as Renfro Valley celebrates 75 years as “Kentucky’s Country Music Capital”.  The parade will begin at 12:00 at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464
Blast in the Valley

July 6

Fun begins at 3:00 with inflatables, entertainment starting at 4:00, including the Renfro Valley entertainers, with a spectacular fireworks grand finale.  Come early to enjoy FREE music at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame from 1-3.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 877-356-3263

Earl Thomas Conley in Concert

July 11

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

TG Sheppard & Moe Bandy in Concert

July 18

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Renfro Valley Poker Run

July 19

Gates open at 12:00 with kick stands up at 1:00. Prizes will be given for the best and worst hand.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464
Montgomery Gentry in Concert

July 19

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Livingston River DayLivingston

July 19

This year’s River Days will once again be at the Ford of the River just south of the Livingston City limits. The location is our canoe, tube and kayak launch area.

7am:  Wildcat Mountain Triathlon Registration
8am: Race start time – 4 miles of kayaking, running and biking back over Wildcat Mountain, a total of over 12 miles.
10am -12pm:  Biggest Fish Contest
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
12pm: Kids Swim Time – tubes donated by the City of Livingston.
1pm: Lunch –  hot dogs and hamburgers for sale by the LVFD.
2pm: Duck race (rubber bathtub ducks). Ducks will be dropped off the railroad bridge by festival staff and the first one back wins $100, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$25.  These ducks are sold prior for $5 and are numbered. Kids will gather ducks back up and are to be returned to festival staff.
4pm:   Wacky Boat Race –  what ever you build you can race! Most people build them out of cardboard, duck tape, pallets, plastic barrels etc…Starts at Railroad bridge.
5pm:  Live music From Renfro Valley’s own Jake and Courtney.
7pm:   Kids Bonfire Marshmallow Roast (free marshmallows for the kids).
8pm: One of the areas best Bluegrass groups “Tidal Wave Road”
10pm: Festival Closes

*All river activity is monitored by festival staff, Livingston police and fire department.

Location: Livingston, KY

Contact: 606-453-2061

August

The Kingsmen Quartet in Concert

August 1

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

All Night Gospel Sing

August 2

The McKamey’s, The Dove Brothers, The Inspirations and The Singing Weavers are all scheduled to perform.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Little World’s Fair

August 2-9

Enjoy the fun of this old-fashioned carnival now in its 133rd year.
Location: Brodhead Fairgrounds
Contact:   606-308-3479

Website: www.brodheadfire.com

Joe Diffie in Concert

August 8

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Hank Williams Revisited-Tim Hadler

August 9

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Jamey Johnson in Concert

August 15

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

John Conlee

August 16

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Jett Williams, Marty Haggard & Dion Pride in Concert

August 22

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Sawyer Brown in Concert

August 23

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Merle Haggard in Concert

August 24

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464
Livingston Homecoming

August 29 – 31

Friday

6pm – Gospel Singing/ Local groups and the “The Cupps”.

Saturday

8am – Pancake Breakfast / Livingston Leap 5K.
10am – Parade Line up
11am –  Parade
12pm – Bittersweet Cloggers
1pm –  Award Ceremony @ Firehouse Stage
2pm – Duck Race @ River Ford
3pm – Wacky Boat Race @ River Ford
4pm – ShaolinDo Karate Demonstration
5pm – Lawn Mower Pull
6pm – Romp n stomp Cloggers
7pm – “Wilderness Road”
8pm – “Tidal Wave Road”
10pm – Festival Closes

Sunday

1pm – Pet Contest
2pm – Auction / Fat Fishing Tournament
3pm – Auction
4pm – Watermelon eating contest / Hulu Hoop
6pm – Fatfish Tournament Weigh-in
7pm – Ugly Woman Contest
8pm – Medley Boys
10pm – Fireworks
11pm – Festival Closes

Other Attractions! Mechanical Bull and The Livingston Express Trackless Train

Location: I-75, Exit 49 Downtown Livingston

Contact: 606-453-2061

Red Hill Horse Camp

August 30 -September 1

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.

Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900

September

Red Hill Horse Camp

August 30 – September 1

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900

Website: www.redhillhorsecamp.com

Ronnie McDowell in Concert

September 6

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Marty Stuart and Connie Smith in Concert

September 13

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Georgette Jones in Concert

September 20

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

T. Graham Brown and Jimmy Fortune in Concert

September 26

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Gene Watson in Concert

September 27

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

October

Appalachian Harvest Festival

October 2 – 4

Celebration of the fall harvest including an antique tractor display and crafts. Admission is $3.00 per person.
Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 859-986-9848

Bittersweet Cruise In

October 2

Car Show on Main Street Mt. Vernon from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Registration begins at 5:00pm and there will be dash plates given out to the first 65 entries.

Location: Downtown Mt. Vernon

Contact: 606-256-3437

Bittersweet Festival

October 3 – 4

Days filled with crafts, vendors, music, food, and Inflatables. The Bittersweet 5K run and 2 mile walk will be Saturday, October 4th with registration beginning at 6:30am and the race beginning at 7:30am.
Festival Hours
Friday, October 3rd 4pm-11pm
Saturday October 4th 9am-11pm
Entertainment Schedule
Friday, October 3rd
4:00-4:45 Romp & Stomp
5:00-5:45 Ruby Powell
6:00-7:00 Rockcastle Shaolin Do
6:00-7:45 County Wide
8:00-11:00 Medley Boys
Saturday, October 4th
11:00-12:00 Bittersweet Cloggers
12:00-1:00 Parade
1:00-1:45 Mercy Roadz
2:15-3:00 Wilderness Road
3:15-3:45 Jake and Courtney
4:00-5:45 Blind Ricky
6:00-7:00 Rockcastle Shaolin Do
6:00-7:45 Level Green
8:00-11:00 Wild River
Location: Downtown Mt. Vernon

Contact: 606-256-3437

Don Williams in Concert

October 3 – 4

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Living History Day

October 4

Step back in Appalachian times with working artisans such as a blacksmith, farrier, broom maker, wood wright and quilter. Held at the BitterSweet Cabin Village on US 25 N. FREE ADMISSION
Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 800-252-6685

Bobby Osborne in Concert

October 9

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Old Friends:  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, JD Crowe & Paul Williams in Concert

October 10

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Dailey & Vincent in Concert

October 11

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Red Hill Horse Camp

October 17 -19

Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Location: Livingston
Contact: 606-308-5900

Website: www.redhillhorsecamp.com

Bobby Bare in Concert

October 18

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Rhonda Vincent in Concert

October 24

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Ricky Skaggs in Concert

October 25

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Halloween Events

October 31

Mt. Vernon:
Halloween on Main will take place from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Main street will close at 6:00pm to begin setting up.
Contact: 606-256-3437

Renfro Valley:
Come trick or treat through the creepy hollow of Renfro Valley’s Village from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Contact: 800-765-7464

Brodhead:
Halloween in the Park will be held at the Depot Park across from Citizens Bank from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There will also be Inflatables for the children. (The event will be moved to Brodhead Elementary School in the event of inclement weather).
Contact: 606-758-8635

Livingston:
*Trunks of Treats will be at Green Acres Farm Feed Store from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
*Headless Horseman Hayride will begin @ 7:00pm at the Trail Head across from the former Livingston Elementary School. Admission is $5.00 per person.
*There will also be a Halloween Dance in the Cafeteria of the former Livingston School from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Admission to the dance is Free.
Contact: 606-453-2061

November

Cruise in the Valley Car Show

November 1

Make plans to participate or just join in the fun of this premiere car show event presented by the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Location: Renfro Valley
Contact: 877-356-3263

Website: kentuckycarshows.com

Travis Tritt in Concert

November 1

Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464

Website: www.renfrovalley.com

Renfro Rock N’ Run Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

November 15

Location: Renfro Valley

Contact: 606-256-7756 Susan Turley

Website: www.renfrorocknrun.com

Rockcastle River Trading Company Fall Open House & Workshops

November 20-22

Workshops first two days, Open house on the 22nd
Location: Livingston

Contact: 606-843-0854

Christmas In the Valley

November 14- December 20

Enjoy the beautiful display of lights and an original stage production of  your favorite holiday songs and comedy performed by the entire Renfro Valley cast of entertainers. Friday and Saturdays, with some Thursday and matinee performances. Call for a show schedule.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Contact: 800-765-7464
Livingston Christmas Parade

November 29th

Parade will begin at 7:00pm with line up at 6:00pm.

Contact: Livingston City Hall 606-453-2061

December

Christmas In the Valley

November 14- December 20

Enjoy the beautiful display of lights and an original stage production of  your favorite holiday songs and comedy performed by the entire Renfro Valley cast of entertainers. Friday and Saturdays, with some Thursday and matinee performances. Call for a show schedule.
Location: Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Contact: 800-765-7464

Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 5th

Come join in the fun sponsored by the Kiwanis Club for the Mt. Vernon tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm at Triangle Park on Main Street. Come early and enjoy refreshments and holiday music.

 Contact: Mt. Vernon City Hall 606-256-3437

 Mt. Vernon Christmas Parade

December 6th

Parade will begin at 12:00 Noon and line up is at 11:00am.
Contact: Mt. Vernon City Hall 606-256-3437
Brodhead Christmas Parade

December 6th 

Parade will begin at 7:00pm and line up is at 6:00pm.

Contact: Brodhead City Hall 606-758-8635

Jingle Bell 6K Run-Walk

December 6th

Lace up your sneakers and grab your Santa hats for the 11th annual Jingle Bell 6K Run/Walk. Join us for good exercise and great fun in historic Renfro Valley. All proceeds from the event benefit the Miracle Fund which provides assistance to improve the quality of life of long-term care residents. The 6K walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Renfro Valley
Contact: 606-256-7880
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame’s Old Fashion Christmas

December 12th

3:00pm-6:00pm Holiday Open House with shopping vendors

5:00pm-6:00pm Come down and bring your kids out to see Santa Claus

6:00pm-8:00pm Live Entertainment from Jennifer McCarter and Frontier. Admission is $10.00 per person and children under the age of 12 are free.

Location: Kentucky Music Hall of Fame
Contact: 606-256-1000