Department of Parks
Managers Named At Three State Resort Parks
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Three new park managers have been appointed by the Kentucky State Parks.
Ty Lindon, who has served in several management positions for parks in Kentucky and Mississippi, was named the park manager at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park near Prestonsburg. Lindon, a Boone County native, has been the assistant park manager at Jenny Wiley and for the past eight months has served as acting park manager.
Lindon has 25 years of experience in the Mississippi State Park system, where he worked as assistant park manager and park manager at four parks and received several honors for his work.
John Rittenhouse, who has been the manager at Lake Barkley State Resort Park at Cadiz since 2004, has been named the manager at Kenlake State Resort Park near Aurora.
Rittenhouse is a Hopkinsville native who previously worked as the city manager for Cadiz and as the Florence city utilities manager.
Timothy Hibbard has been named the new park manager at General Butler State Park in Carrollton. Hibbard has 18 years of experience in the hotel industry and most recently served as assistant general manager at Hilton Suites Lexington Green in Lexington. He has also held various positions with other hotel management companies.
All of these appointments are effective Sept. 1, 2008.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov