Landslide in western Kentucky drawing tourists

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) -- A landslide at a western Kentucky state park has become a tourist attraction.
 
   The slide has taken out about 75 feet of land from its farthest point at Columbus Belmont State Park in Hickman County and is now 80 feet long.
 
   Park Manager Cindy Lynch told WPSD-TV in Paducah (http://bit.ly/1s5qyN8 ) a month ago she started seeing cracks in the dirt.  Last week a 50 foot section finally fell about 160 feet into the Mississippi River.
 
   Since last week, Lynch says smaller portions of the bluff caved in.
 
   Visitor Clint Moon says the park is close to the town of Columbus and everyone wants to see what is happening.
 
   The Army Corps Of Engineers will pay a visit to the area to find a solution to stabilize the bluff.

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