RUSNWS-09-16-22 Prine Memorial Park

Make plans to travel down to Western Kentucky as Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court and partners dedicate “John Prine Memorial Park at Rochester Dam” at 2 p.m., on Oct. 1, 2022.

The project honors the legacy of award-winning Hall-of-Fame singer/songwriter John Prine, who in 1970 penned the song “Paradise.” The song — written for his father about the small town of Paradise on the banks of the Green River — is not only a love letter to the people of Western Kentucky, but also speaks of Prine’s perceived ills of the effects of surface coal mining on people and landscapes.

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