News and Announcements

Wildflower Walk at Fort Duffield

On Park Day,April 1, at 12:30 p.m., volunteers and visitors are invited on a free Wildflower Walk on one of the parks most beautiful trails where they can learn the names of many of the wildflowers
that abound in the park this time of year.
For more information on the
Wildflower Walk at Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site, please contact Connie Morris by phone at 502-922-4574 or by e-mail at

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Civil War Park Day

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, history buffs, community leaders and
preservationists will answer the call to service on Park Day. Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site will host a Park Day event beginning at 10:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 AM at the pavilion in the main parking lot. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt from Civil War Trust. A lunch will be provided free of charge thanks to Friends of Fort Duffield, the historic site's support group of over 20 years. Volunteers will also learn about the history and significance of the site. Needs range from minor repairs to general clean up of brush and debris.
For more information about Park Day at Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site, please contact Connie Morris by phone at 502-922-4574 or by e-mail at info@fortduffield.com

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Beckham Bird Club Walk

The Beckham Bird Club will be meeting at the lower pavilion at Saunders Springs at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017. They suggest binoculars (8x) or a 200 mm camera lens if taking pictures. Anyone who goes on the walk will be required to sign the BBC's liability waiver, which is basically just a sign in sheet.
There is no charge to participate. The walk is expected to take three hours. Local Saunders Springs expert,Adrian Bambini will accompany the group to point out Kentucky native wildflowers that may be seen along the walk route. Mike Callen who is coordinating this event can be reached at 502-592-7008.

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Patton Museum Winter Hours

Patton Museum winter hours are as follows: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday. These hours are in effect from January 1, 2017 to March 1, 2017, with regular hours to resume on April 1, 2017.

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Tioga Falls open!

The rerouting of Tioga Falls is complete and the trails are reopened. There are new signs up to guide visitors along the new path, which will now include a portion of Railroad Trestle Road.Please follow the new signs and stay on the authorized trail and off the falls. The game wardens are writing citations to those who disregard the signs.

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Boundary Oak Distillery

Plan your visit today! The tasting bar and gift shop at the new location of Boundary Oak Distillery are open!
Must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid drivers license to sample.

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Tourism Economic Impact Numbers

The Tourism Commissions in Hardin County have reason to celebrate!!! According to statistics released by the Kentucky, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, travelers spent $216,304,159 in Hardin County last year, which reflects a $16 million increase from 2014. Hardin continues to hold its position as the seventh highest income producing county in the State of Kentucky in terms of direct tourism expenditures. To be one of the State's top ten tourism destinations (out of 120 counties) is quite an accomplishment and a solid indicator that the marketing and promotion efforts of the Radcliff and Elizabethtown Tourism Commissions are working. We maintained our lead over Owensboro/Daviess County to the tune of $30 million. In 2015, approximately 3,588 people were employed in the tourism industry in Hardin County. The Elizabethtown Sports Park and training missions on Fort Knox also played a major role in the increase. Additionally, the transient room tax income in Radcliff (paid by travelers that spend the night in Radcliff hotels) increased for the 10th consecutive year. All of the numbers point to SUCCESS!!!

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REAL ID Act Implementation

The extension currently runs through June 5, 2017. Non-military affiliated residents of non-compliant states will still be required to present another acceptable form of supplemental documentation in order to gain access to Fort Knox and other military installations. The Act establishes minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards. By law, federal agencies, including Fort Knox, will not accept for official purposes driver's licenses and state ID cards from Kentucky and other non-compliant states.
A valid military ID may still be used as a primary credential to enter Fort Knox. Additionally, no further action will be required for visitors who have already obtained installation entry passes until their passes have expired.
The Act requires residents of non-compliant states to present one of the following forms of supplemental documentation in order to gain access to Fort Knox
(Documentation must be presented at the Visitor Center located at the Chaffee(main)Gate):
*United States passport or United States passport card
*PIV-I Card (personnel identification verification-interoperable) issued by the
federal government
*U.S. military ID (All members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including retirees and
dependent ID card holders and veterans
*Veteran health identification card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
*DHS "trusted traveler" cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
*License To Carry/Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon permit containing a photograph
*Transportation worker identification card
*U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
*Driver's license issued by the U.S. Department of State
*Border crossing card
*U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship (Form-550)
*Permanent resident card/alien registration receipt card (Form I-551)
*Foreign passport with a temporary (I-551) stamp or temporary (I-551) printed notation on a machine readable immigrant visa
*U.S. refugee travel document to other travel document of evidence of immigration status issued by the DHS containing a photograph (permit to re-enter form I-327 and
Refugee Travel Document Form I-571)
*Employment authorization document that contains a photograph issued by the DHS (Form I-766) - in case of nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A bearing same name as passport and containing an endorsement of the alien's non-immigrant status, as long as the endorsement has not expired and proposed employment is not in
conflict with restrictions or limitations identified on the form.
*Identification card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies provided it contains a photograph and biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address.
*U.S. military or draft record (Certified copy of DD Form 214)
*Native American tribal document
*Foreign government issued passport with current arrival-departure records (INS Form 94) bearing names as the same name as the passport and containing an
endorsement of an aliens non-immigrant status, it that status authorizes the alien to
work for the employer
*Select university, library, or school cards containing a photograph, name and expiration date
*Non-government photo identification with a person's name and address
*Birth certificate or document with a person's full name and address
*Utility bill or other documentation showing a person's name and address
*Vehicle registration with name and address

Visitors from non-compliant states who cannot provide supplemental documentation must be escorted by a Department of Defense-credential person at all times while on the installation.

Once Kentucky achieves REAL ID Act compliance or receives an extension, the need for supplemental documentation for Kentucky residents will no longer be a requirement.

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