Kentucky Life visits Mammoth Cave to see the work being done on the cave trails; we learn about equestrian vaulting, best described as dance and gymnastics on horseback; and explore the Parklands of Floyds Fork, Louisville’s newest park system.
Mammoth Anniversary: On the Trails Again
Everything old is new again as Mammoth Cave National Park celebrates its 75th anniversary. Underway now is a $5.5 million cave trails project, the largest project undertaken at Mammoth since it became a national park. This is the National Parks Service’s largest construction project this year.
Gymnastics and dance moves on the back of a moving horse may sound like something only professionals should attempt, but the sport of vaulting is open to almost anyone. Doug Flynn, host of Kentucky Life, visited the Life Adventure Center in Woodford County to find out more about the sport. Local interest in vaulting picked up after the 2010 World Equestrian Games were held in Lexington.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork
Louisville is well known for its parks designed in the late 1890s by Frederick Law Olmsted. More than a hundred years later, the city is enjoying a new urban park system, the Parklands of Floyds Fork.