More Kentucky parks set to reopen in June

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More Kentucky parks are set to reopen in June.

Four Kentucky State Park lodges that were previously designated as part of the state’s coronavirus emergency response will reopen on June 8, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. They include Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park and Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park.

A decline in cases of the virus means the lodging is no longer necessary for response efforts, officials said.

“We are making every effort to safely reopen tourism attractions across the commonwealth and offer in-state travel opportunities for Kentuckians to enjoy,” Beshear said. “The revenue generated from in-state travel will foster economic growth in local communities and help Kentucky rebound with a healthy economy.”

Health officials continue to stress the need for masks and social distancing to limit the spread of the virus.

Officials also plan to reopen the Kentucky Horse Park on June 11.

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