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Brickyard Pond. Buy a Kentucky fishing license and trout permi to support the Fishing in the Neighborhoods program; fw.ky.gov/ urbanfishing.asp. Brickyard Ponds is located at the Barbourvill Recreation Park at 580 N. Allison Avenue in Barbourville. The Cumberland River Challenge is heading into its sixth year in 2019. The event brings together people from neighboring states as well as local residents together to kayak or canoe a 15-mile race. If the river is a little too adventurous for you, Barbourville is also home to the Babourville Water and Recreation Park which offers a wave pool, lazy river, water slides, putt-putt golf, tennis and basketball courts, and playgrounds. Another aspect of Barbourville that people enjoy besides its sense of community is its "laid-back" style of life on which smaller towns thrive. Knox County Chamber of Commerce’s Claudia Greenwood feels it comes from the city's location, relationship to the land and its activities. "It's been known for years as a close-knit community," Green- wood said in a past interview. "There's a lot of caring people here. There's the Daniel Boone Festival, the Redbud Festival at Union College, (the) Barbourville BBQ Cookoff, and we have lots of swimming competition and activities for everyone year-round at the Stivers Aquatic and Wellness Center." She also mentioned the downtown area — better known as Court Square. "A lot of people enjoy our downtown. They think it's very pretty, and at Christmastime they come down for the different events," Greenwood said. "They like to come here for the Fourth of July fireworks, they get together for the New Year's Eve Fireworks and Ball Drop, the Kentucky Derby brings people downtown, and folks like the easy, relaxed pace of the city and county. There's no hustle and bustle, they're not in a hurry and they take time to talk to other people on the street." LAUREL GARDENS Pampered P lants • Garden Design = • Inspiration BRICKYARD POND Brickyard Pond, located on Union’s 100-acre campus, offers students and locals a boat dock for canoeing, fishing, an outdoor pavilion, grilling stations and a fire pit. We know Kentucky. We know you. Contact us for your home buying and selling needs. 3 Acres of Gardening Delight!!! Level Green Road • KY Corbin, 2200 Level 2200 Green Road • Corbin, 40701 KY 40701 (606) 528-3186 Celebrating (606) 528-3186 laurelgardens@bellsouth.net Our 47th Year laurelgardens@bellsouth.net www.laurelgardenskeavy.com www.laurelgardenskeavy.com Page 46 — The Times-Tribune • Community Guide 2019 9727 South Highway 25 South Corbin, KY 40701 | (606) 280-7218