Grand Rivers Market Adopts New Vision

10468012_1518830068337268_6367694316839906572_oThe Grand Rivers IGA market will close September 8th for remodeling and reopen under new ownership as the VILLAGE MARKET & CAFE on Friday, September 26th. A focus group of some 20 or more community members met with the new owners in early August to brainstorm ideas and develop a vision for the future of the Market. The group included a number of local residents as well as boaters, campers and other shoppers.

In keeping with the group’s vision, Village Market will strive to provide exceptional customer service in a clean, bright environment well stocked with a variety of quality meats, fresh vegetables, fruits, bakery, dairy and frozen food products with a range of price points to meet the varying needs of the shoppers in the community.

Dr. Bette Burruss, former Chamber president, led the discussion while her husband, Bill Gary, took notes. He told the group that the name Village Market had been adopted because the market is intended to exist for the residents and visitors of Grand Rivers and to contribute to the future progress of the community. It is his goal to make the Village Cafe a gathering spot for the community where residents and visitors can enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee with a French pastry, a slice of freshly baked pizza or hot chicken wings or a cone of hand dipped ice cream while surfing the internet on their laptop or pad. Both indoor and outdoor seating are planned. Bill then introduced to the group M. Gregory Greene who will be the manager of the new Village Market & Cafe.

Greg, whose wife Debbie is a native of Grand Rivers, brings his 35 years of grocery management experience to the company. He welcomed the challenge of the focus group to make Village Market & Cafe a place where employees would be friendly, smiling and helpful to shoppers and make them will feel at home while they shop in an attractive store with delectable aromas from the bakery and cafe and colorful displays throughout the market. He promised a fully stocked market to meet the everyday needs of community shoppers as well as special occasion, holiday and lifestyle items including organic and gluten free selections of their choice.

Village Market & Cafe has partnered with Associated Wholesale Grocers, the second largest grocery co-op in America. AWG has a 800,000 sq. ft. distribution center near Nashville, Tennessee and over 20,000 grocery and related items to choose from. Greene expects that its twice weekly deliveries will insure a steady supply of quality fresh meats, poultry, dairy products and produce for the Market.

Bette, a dedicated gourmet cook, is working with members of the forum to develop exciting new sandwich and salad recipes for the new Cafe. The Grand Opening ceremony for Village Market & Cafe is scheduled to occur during the upcoming Hunter’s Moon Festival on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Keep up with news on the Village Market by following the Village Market and Cafe Facebook Page.

The Land Between The Lakes Archery

lblsignagejpgThe Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to participate in archery deer season which begins in September. All hunters must possess State Hunting License/Deer Permit, Land Between The Lakes Hunter Use Permit (age 16 and over), and a Hunter Safety Card according to Kentucky or Tennessee state regulations.

In Kentucky archery will run from September 6th until January 19th. Crossbow will begin October 1st through the 19th, then again from November 8th until December 31st. There are two quota hunts. The youth quota hunt will take place October 25th and 26th. The Adult quota hunt will take place November 22ed and 23rd. Archery and crossbow hunting is not permitted one day immediately before each quota hunt or during quota hunts. The dates for these activities in Tennessee are different. To see details and a full calendar of dates and times you can visit:

Hunters can hone their archery skills on the archery practice range and the field archery range at the Golden Pond Target Range, located just off US68/KY80. The range is open from dawn to dusk on a first-come, first-served basis and closes on Wednesday mornings until 11am for weekly clean-up.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077

Registration is Open for Trail of Tears Century Ride

trailoftearsridePresented by Wood N Wave Bicycles and Watersports!

Calling all Bike riders, sign up now for the Trail of Tears Century Ride.

Event Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Distances offered: 100, 48, 32, and 16 Mile!

The Trail of Tears Century (100 mile) is an impressive road route that takes you through rural Livingston County, KY. At approximately mile 35, you will travel the original Trail of Tears route, passing Mantle Rock. Then you will ride along the Ohio River with beautiful views and a short chance to recover from the near 3000 ft. of climbing you did in the first 50 miles! Then on to more hills and a very rewarding finish back in Grand Rivers.

For those who don’t feel 100 miles is what they are looking for, rides will be offered at 48, 32, and 16 miles also. These routes are shorter, but rest assured, the 48 and 32 mile routes are no joke and will challenge you plenty! The 16 mile route is for beginners and offers an enjoyable ride through rural Livingston County. Cue sheets will be available for pickup before the ride.

Riders registered for and completing the 100 mile route will get a special gift after completion of the ride. Event T-shirts will be offered to pre-registered riders only. Make sure to list the size shirt in your registration.

All the proceeds of this ride go to benefit the Livingston County Track and Field team to support them for the 2015 season.

Visit Wood-N-Wave Events Page for details and registration information, or find Event Registration online here.

Fall Festivals in the Kentucky Lake Area 2014

Hunters Moon Grand Rivers KYKentucky Fall FestivalFall Festivals celebrate small town life with local music, specialty foods, arts & crafts, contests and parades. Think gorgeous fall color, cooler temps, and family fun road trips. Start planning your fall Kentucky Lake area vacation now. Here are highlights of the area fall festivals for 2014:

Harvest and BBQ Festival on Barkley
Date: Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20, 2014
Location: Old Kuttawa Beach in Kuttawa, KY
What you will find: Vendors, BBQ contest, Kids Zone, 5k, Corn Hole Tournament, Live music Friday night and Saturday , and Saturday night Fireworks.
Visit the Kuttawa Harvest and BBQ Website for more information.

26th Annual Smithland Octoberfest
Date: Saturday October 4, 2014
Location: Smithland, KY
What you will find: This year’s these is Honoring Those Who Protect and Serve; A full day of fun featuring a Parade, Vendors, History pow wow, and Live Entertainment.
Visit the Octoberfest website for more information.

Grand Rivers Hunters Moon Fall Festival
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Location: Little Lake Park and downtown Grand Rivers
What you will find: This famous fall celebration includes a full day of Food vendors, Retail and Arts & Craft vendors, Children’s activities and games, Children’s Halloween Costume Contest, Live music and entertainment, and the Big Parade. Visit the Hunters Moon Festival Website for a full schedule of events and vendor applications.

37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014
Location: Cadiz, KY
What you will find: Vendors, Carnival rides, and Musical entertainment. Celebrate the old fashioned way of curing Country Hams and see them for judging. Visit the Trigg County Ham Festival Website for more information

Call to confirm dates and information before you travel. If you know of a Fall Festival in the Kentucky and Barkley Lakes area you would like see added to this list, just email us at

Visit the complete Fall Calendar of Events in Grand Rivers, KY.

Bluegrass Productions August Cruise-in

carshowJoin us Saturday, August 9, 2014, for the Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series™ Grand Rivers Cruise-in.

Same Great Event: The Cruise-in is open to all cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. This will be a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. All makes, Models, and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. The day will include entertainment, music, and wholesome fun for the entire family

Same Time: The Cruise-ins start at 3:00PM and continues until 8:00PM.

New Location: The Cruise-ins will take place in the IGA Parking Lot, First Kentucky Bank Parking Lot, and Tourism Parking Lot, in downtown Grand Rivers, KY.

Find more information online at or Email

The Cruise-in Series includes Grand Rivers Cruise-in Events on the second Saturday of each month through September.

About Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Events™
Bluegrass Productions is a family owned and operated promotional, production and advertising company specializing in car shows, cruise-in and other special events. We produce quality family friendly events in the Western Kentucky and West Tennessee area that draw attendees and car enthuses from a five state area. We want to invite you, your family and friends to our events and enjoy the day with us in Grand Rivers to enjoy the spectacle of cars and the beautiful scenery of the Lakes. Also if you have a vehicle to want to show off bring it and enjoy the afternoon with us on the second weekend of every month April thru September (April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, & September 13th) Mark your calendars and come join us.