Warren County Blueways
WKU Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport, faculty member, Dr. Steve Spencer and students pave the waterways for sustainability education with the first ever “Blueways Project” in Kentucky. According to a 2008 press release, the water highway expands over 185 miles of rivers in Warren and parts of Allen, Logan, Butler, Barren and Edmonson counties. The project was designed to increase river stewardship and improve the quality of life in South Central Kentucky by improving river awareness and access, conservation, and ultimately by bringing the rivers back to the people. Blueways also tend to encourage economic development and tourism through the enhancement and promotion of the existing river resources.