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Big Girl Job

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WIFX Coverage MapSo during the madness of finals weeks I started my first full time job! So to say the least it was pretty crazy but also super exciting I am producing a morning show on WIFX 94.3 called Foxy & Friends. We cover Eastern Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Virginia!

 

I also do the traffic, which is scheduling when the ads play and well putting them in. So I am learning a lot about radio since I have had no previous experience with it at all.

 

www.foxy943.com

 

It was been interesting so far to say the least with learning about affidavits, recording, editing and the madness of a morning show! But it all helps when you work with some awesome people which so far I have had the pleasure of having.

 

You can also find us on the TuneIn Radio App! Check us out!

The Breaks

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This is the view at the end of a 1.3 mile hike I went on last Sunday when our weather was actually being nice and warm! Pretty right? Well if you are ever in Eastern Kentucky or in Virginia near Kentucky take a moment and check it out!  This is a state park that is half in KY and half in VA wild right? In summer and fall this place is rocking!

Breaks Interstate Park

The History

180 million years ago, in an area now lying across Kentucky and Virginia, a vast inland sea receded, leaving in its wake a veritable cradle of botany. Meanwhile the river that is now Russell Fork got about the work of carving out an immense, spectacular gorge, renowned as the largest east of the Mississippi. Here fractal ferns, galax, colts foot, tea berries and a profusion of fungi and moss species dot an undergrowth of rich greens with their bright yellows, oranges and pinks.

Hikers, be prepared for the catch of breath as you lift your eyes from the delicate landscape underfoot to the wonder of a raptor soaring overhead. Boaters, rafters, horseback riders, take a moment to rest in awe of these timeless mountains, as their undulating profiles resolve into the distance in ever-paler shades of blue.

Biking, hiking, riding, rafting…no matter how you choose to move through The Breaks Interstate Park, you will find yourself exploring, just like those who came here first. Passing through the ancient hunting grounds of the Shawnee and Cherokee, one might just as easily be tracking the 18th century legend of the lost silver mines of John Swift. Or following in the footsteps of Daniel Boone as he searched for a new way into Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. In 1767 Boone finally discovered the single passage through the 125-mile stretch of Pine Mountain, and thus gave the area its name: The Breaks.  Like these early wanderers, today’s visitors are greeted by hidden ponds and craggy rock faces, by awesome critters, and starry nights scented by bloom…in short, by wonders at every turn. But, as exciting as their early explorations surely were, Mr. Swift and Mr. Boone may have wished for the cozier accommodations to be found here these days—as well as the welcoming smiles of an extraordinary park staff.

Do come visit us. If you have never been here, it’s time to make plans. If you’re returning soon, read through our website to discover new ways to spend your time well. Remember, 4600 acres of pristine beauty are ready to welcome you back.

Frontiersmen used to call a passage through the mountains a “break.” Such breaks were a rare thing indeed, offering the early settlers an opportunity to take their frontier lives to a new level. Layer upon layer of history welcomes today’s visitor, as does the still resplendent beauty of this unique 4600-acre park. Established in 1954 by an act of Congress initiated by the efforts of the two states it crosses, Virginia and Kentucky, it is now one of only two such interstate parks in the USA.

Visitors come to us year-round to enjoy the many recreational delights, whether they are bent on an active, sporting experience, or one more contemplative, such as our seven gorgeous overlooks. Wildlife abounds, as does the warm welcome, in cozy accommodations that feel just right in their setting.

Hours of operation vary depending on the season. Call for specific times.

Fees: A $2 day-use fee per car for admittance; $10 per bus (15-passenger or more)

How to get here

From Lexington, KY:
Approximately 3 hours, 15 minutes
Take I-64 E / I-75 S via left ramp toward Knoxville/Ashland – 16.4 miles
Merge onto Bert T. Combs Mountain Pkwy East via Exit 98 toward Campton/Prestonsburg – 75.3 miles
Bert T. Combs Mountain Pkwy East becomes East Mountain Pkwy – 1.2 miles
East Mountain Parkway becomes KY-114 – 17.3 miles
Merge onto US-23 S / US-460 E toward Pikevelle – 29.5 miles
Merge onto US-460 E / KY-80 E – 14.4 miles
Turn slight right onto KY-80 / KY-80 E – 3 miles
Turn left onto Patty Loveless Dr. / KY-80 continue on KY 80, crossing into Virginia to park entrance on right – about 8 miles

From Cincinnati, OH

Approximately 4 hours, 35 minutes
Take I-75 S crossing into Kentucky – 25.7 miles
Take I-75 S toward Lexington – 62 miles
Keep left to take I-64 E via Exit 111 toward Winchester/Ashland – 16.4 miles
Merge onto Bert T. Combs Mountain Pkwy East via Exit 98 toward Campton/Prestonsburg – 75.3 miles
Bert T. Combs Mountain Pkwy East becomes East Mountain Pkwy – 1.2 miles
East Mountain Parkway becomes KY-114 – 17.3 miles
Merge onto US-23 S / US-460 E toward Pikevelle – 29.5 miles
Merge onto US-460 E / KY-80 E – 14.4 miles
Turn slight right onto KY-80 / KY-80 E – 3 miles
Turn left onto Patty Loveless Dr. / KY-80 continue on KY 80, crossing into Virginia to park entrance on right – about 8 miles

From Charlotte, NC

Approximately 4 hours, 45 minutes
Take I-77 N toward Statesville, crossing into Virginia – 137.4 miles
Merge onto I-77 N via Exit 72 toward Bluefield/Charleston WVA, crossing into West Virginia (portions toll) – 27.2 miles
Take the US-52 N exit, Exit 1, toward Bluefield – 0.3 miles
Turn Right onto US-52 N / John F. Nash Blvd – 2 miles
Merge onto US-460 W toward Bluefield, crossing into Virginia – 38 miles
US-460 W becomes US-19 S – 13.4 miles
Turn right onto Redbud Hwy / VA-80 – 5.7 miles
Turn right onto Redbud Hwy/VA-80. Continue to follow VA-80 approximately 35 miles to park entrance

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I mean really? Seriously this guy is stupid! I live here and let me tell you this guy is an idiot!!!!!

The Historic Struggle

UPDATE:Food for thought. I wonder if certain sections of Europe have a view of the mountain inhabitants of the Carpathians that mirror many American views of Appalachia.  Anyone care to comment?

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Surely some of you have some thoughts on this.

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