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New head at State Park has experience
In June 5-11 issue
Special to The Times Journal

STATE PARK - Local travel destination Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has new leadership. Eddie Moore, a Bowling Green native, has been named the new park manager.

Moore leaves his post as manager at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton to join the ranks at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park June 16th.

With its expansive wooded shoreline along Lake Cumberland, hiking trails, horse back riding, lodges, cabins and camping, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is outstanding among Kentucky's state parks.

The renowned park offers year round boating and fishing as well as many other seasonal recreation opportunities.

"It's a premier park," said Moore. "One of the top parks in the state."

A veteran of the hospitality industry, Moore is comfortable overseeing the innermost workings of properties from private rentals to large urban hotels.

Moore brings 30 years of distinguished experience to his new post.

He has served as a board member of the Kentucky Hotel/Lodging Association and president of the Mississippi Hotel/Lodging Association where he received national recognition for his service.

He is also recognized as a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

CHA designation is an icon of professional achievement for lodging executives. The title signifies professionals whose leadership and managerial abilities are exemplary.

After years of managing hotels such as Holiday Inn, Sheraton and casino hotels, the slower more relaxed pace of the state park system is very appealing.

"The park system is laid back and it's enjoyable to be in that environment," Moore said. "It's a joy to be involved with the countryside."

Moore says most of the people coming to the parks share that laid back frame of mind.

He and Rebecca, his wife of 33 years, have spent most of their time together living in big cities. Moore says they've always been active members of the community.

He said they look forward to owning property on the lake as well as being at the park.

Like many who move to the area, the Moores anticipate Lake Cumberland living to be relaxed and congenial.

"My wife and I are looking forward to moving to Lake Cumberland," Moore said. "We're really looking forward to the atmosphere."

The long-time previous manager of the state park, Larry Totten, was promoted this year to the position of Dep. Director of Kentucky State Parks and has moved to Frankfort.
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