- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky River Water Trail Alliance is throwing a party at Fort Boonesborough State Park to raise awareness of the river’s importance as a resource.

The River Blast is set for Saturday. The Kentucky Parks Department says activities include paddling races starting at 8 a.m. EDT, a car show, live music, educational exhibits, arts and crafts, and food. A fireworks show is planned for dusk, with most events running from noon to 10 p.m.

The event is free, but donations are accepted with $5 per car suggested.

Sponsors include the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism.

For more information, visit https://www.bluegrasstomorrow.org .

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