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I finally got my hands on a copy of the
Kentucky Standard that has the profile on us.  We were featured in the People & Places section on February 26th, but for our profile the section was retitled Paddlers & Places.

Here are some of my favorite lines from the article:

It was about two and half years ago when Spalding Hurst and a handful of his friends headed to Kentucky’s Rockcastle River to enjoy the views and quality paddling available in Daniel Boone National Forest.

The trip was the start of something bigger than anyone imagined.

Bardstown Boaters welcomes any level of paddler.
“We were all new once,” Justin Janes said. “But I can’t say I’ve ever met a stranger.”

Emerson Ballard said he would paddle anything available.
“I’m not what you call a strong paddler,” Ballard said.

From calm and cool members such as Ballard, to crazy and cocky members, such as co-founder John B. “the Prophet” Matthews Jr., who says he can walk on water, the boat club is open to all.

“We all share common interests of boating and the outdoors,” Thomas said.¬† “So we try to find ways to create activities involving the outdoors, especially on the river.”