Department of Parks
Buckhorn Lake Maintenance Supervisor Honored as 'Star of Industry'
FRANKFORT, Ky. – If something breaks down, then Ken White is a pretty handy guy to have around.
White is a master electrician, a master logger, a senior sewer plant operator, a backhoe operator, and a qualified heating and air conditioning repairman. He relies on all those skills and more in his job as maintenance supervisor at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park in Buckhorn, Ky.
“Ken knows every crack of this place,” says Judy Cook, the resort’s manager. “He just takes care of everything.”
The Kentucky Hotel and Lodging Association recently recognized White’s efforts by naming him a “Star of Industry.”
White has worked at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park for 18 years, including the past 10 as the park’s maintenance supervisor. Officials with the Kentucky State Parks recommended him for the award based on his commitment to preventative maintenance and to diligently maintaining the facilities.
For White, maintaining Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is a family affair. His father worked at Buckhorn before him and his brother and brother-in-law are currently members of his maintenance team.
Founded in 1930, the Frankfort-based Kentucky Hotel and Lodging Association is a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing and enhancing Kentucky’s hospitality industry.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce 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/.