|Album: Public Meetings on the Dawkins Line, Nov 14 & 15
Two public meetings were held on 11/14/2007 and 11/15/2007 at the Recreation Center in Paintsville and at the Lloyd M. Hall Community Center in Saylersville. The Big Sandy Area Development District held the meetings to give information and to get public input on the proposed rail trail project along the Dawkins Line in Johnson, Magoffin and Breathitt Counties.
Several RT supporters from the cycling, hiking and horseback riding community attended the meetings.
Information was provided, many questions were asked and opinions both for and against the creation the trail were expressed.
The 36 mile ROW owned by R.J. Corman that is railbanked starts at Evanston in Breathitt County, runs south of Salyersville in Magoffin County and ends at West Van Lear in Johnson County near Paintsville. More information about the trail can be found in the January and April 2005 newsletters , vol 8. no 1 & 2. http://www.kyrailtrail.org/news.php.
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|Album: Dawkins Line ROW, Breathitt, Magoffin & Johnson Co.'s, 12/04, 5/22/04
Views of the ROW taken in 12/2004 when Keith Lovan, Dixie Moore & Robin Reams from KRTC met with Bob Dungan, Walter Begley, Martin Douthitt and David Ditsch at the abandoned Dawkins Line and on 5/2/05 when the Bluegrass Cycling Club lead a bicycle ride in conjunction with KRTC to see the abandonment. see short articles in Trail Time, vol 8, no1, Jan. 2005 and vol 7, no. 6 Sept 2004.
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|Album: Redbud Ride, April 19th, 2008
The first annual Magoffin County Redbud Horseback Ride was held at the farm of Mark Minix on Saturday, April 19,2008 on the Right Fork of the Oakley. The ride was organized by local horseback riders to show the feasibility of using the railroad corridor being abandoned by R.J. Corman in Breathitt, Johnson and Magoffin Counties to create the “Big Lovely Mountain Trail” as a multi use non motorized trail. By all accounts, the ride went extremely well with over 100 riders in attendance.
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