Sunday, January 20, 2008

"National T.V. Segment to Be Shown of This Town"

Back a couple of months ago,Mike Rowe who is the star of the t.v. show, "Dirty Jobs" came to this little town in the middle of "Nowheresville, Kentucky and did a segment for broadcast regarding the cavern ("Hidden River Cave") which runs beneath our limits.

For many years until the latter 1940's, Hidden River was a local tourist attraction and daily tours were given of this cave. In fact, at one time a bandstand was built over the underground river therein and bands with dancing was one of its main attractions. Unfortunately, the sewer system here polluted the cave so much that it was finally closed to the public until just within the last few years when geologists recovered and cleaned-up Hidden River to a point that tours could begin anew (although not nearly as much of the cave is presently shown to the public).

This was such an achievement that the National Cave Karst Museum was built here, and is now one of the attractions this little burg can boost about (although not a whole lot else!) Anyway, for those that might like to watch this you would want to earmark this episode of "Dirty Jobs" which is scheduled to air this coming Tueday evening (January 22nd.) at 7 PM CST/ 8 PM EST on The Discovery Channel.


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