Keno Shooting Range reopens Friday

WINCHESTER, Ky., Sept. 30, 2015 – After months of renovation, the Keno Shooting Range in southern Pulaski County will reopen at noon on Friday. 

“We are extremely pleased with the new design and construction of the range,” said District Ranger Tim Reed with the Daniel Boone National Forest. 

“After a few years of closure, the range has been totally reworked and the result is a new, safer recreational sport facility.

“The new range is fully accessible with shooting shelters, benches, target holders and safety berms installed.”  

In 2012 Keno was closed due to safety concerns after development on adjacent private lands. 

With the new construction, the firing line direction was reoriented by 180 degrees.

The reconstruction was made possible primarily with Recreation Enhancement Act funds, or recreation use fees, and a grant from the National Wild Turkey Federation. The Pine Knot Job Corp Center also partnered with the Stearns Ranger District to provide labor during the reconstruction. 

“This is a great facility that target enthusiasts can enjoy for many years to come.  We only ask that users put safety first and take care of the facility by following all posted range rules,” added Reed.

The Keno range is open to the public during daylight hours only. The cost is $3 per vehicle, which can be paid at on onsite fee station. Annual recreation passes are also accepted.  

Keno is located off Highway 751, approximately five miles from U.S. Highway 27. 

For more information, contact Tim Reed or Laurie Smith at 606-376-5323.

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