Welcome back everyone! Hope you all are having a relaxing week. You’re going to need it with where we’re heading. Let’s jump on 75 south for a couple hours and pop over to my home away from home, (What Up Woodson Bend!), Pulaski County!
Founded in the winter of 1798, Pulaski County was named after Kazimierz MichaÅ‚ WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw Wiktor PuÅ‚aski, or Casimir Pulaski as he was commonly known for obvious reasons. This guy was a boss. Born in Poland, he spent his early years fighting in the Polish military against Russia. After being recruited Calipari-style by one Ben Franklin, Pulaski came to America to help fight the British in the American Revolution. He was the father of the ‘American cavalry.’ He was a General in the Continental Army. Heck, one time he saved George Washington’s life. I mean come on, you can’t get away dressing like this without being a beast …
Pulaski’s largest city is Somerset. While I’m sure there are other great stories involving Somerset, my favorite has to do with Jesse James. As many of you so ‘kindly’ reminded during the Adair County post that Jesse James robbed his first bank in Columbia, it’s said that his original target was the First National Bank in Somerset. However, when his gang arrived at the downtown bank, they were allegedly scared off due to a large number of young men standing around the town square, holding shotguns. Why? Because ‘Murica, that’s why. Now a days, Somerset is another one of Kentucky’s family friendly cities where there’s a lot to do for everyone. My personal favorite is catching a Cats game in the Wildcat Fan Cave at Sully’s. You all can go get wet and wild at Somersplash Waterpark during the day, and catch a movie at the 27 Twin Drive In at night. They’re still showing The Fault In Our Stars, so grab some tissues at the Walgreens down the street. OR, you could just hit Somerblast this upcoming 4th of July weekend, and visit both places!
But we all know that Pulaski County’s biggest draw is Lake Cumberland, which nets the county nearly $150 Million each year. Spanning 6 counties in Kentucky, Lake Cumberland is America’s 9th largest ‘reservoir’, holding enough water to cover the entire state 3 inches deep. Also, Lake Cumberland has more shoreline mileage (1,255) than the entire state of Florida (770). The more you know, because knowledge is power! Anyways, two of the lakes biggest marinas are located in Pulaski County. Both Burnside Marina and Lee’s Ford Marina offer water enthusiasts multiple boating options. You can grab a jet ski and jump some waves, or rent a houseboat and tour the Houseboat Capital of the World. Whether you’re skiing, tubing, or lounging, Lake Cumberland is the best way to leave the real world behind.
So there we go, another one down. If you need me on the 4th, I’ll be on a double decker pontoon out of Lee’s Ford. All I need with me is some good tunes and my bourbon. Hmm, where can I get some good bourbon? Ok, Nelson County it is!