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Business news: Holmes Bend now offers a meeting center

By Linda Waggener

A good turnout was on hand May 13, 2017 to help dedicate the new six-unit Holmes Bend Suites & Meeting Room.

Holmes, or Holmes Bend, was the name of this northwestern Adair County area before the lake was impounded around 1970. There were two previous owners before David Lewis Butler and his wife purchased the dock in 1986.

Since 2003 Kelly Butler Caldwell and her husband Joey have been handling day to day operations of the 20-acre property.

This summer their children Tanner and Kyndal are helping run the business. Kelly's father is still very involved but is not on site full time.

It has grown steadily through the years to 250 slips and the restaurant, ship's store and gift shop. There are now 12 cabins by the lake and five fishing cabins up the road from the Dock.

They also offer rental houseboats, pontoons, fising and ski boat rentals plus campsites and dry storage sheds for boats and RV's. They maintain a beach, ramp, pavilion and playground.

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Holmes Bend Suites/Meeting Room Open House Sat 13 May 2017

2017-05-13 - Holmes Bend Resort & Marina, 5380 Holmes Bend Road, Adair County, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, .
The Open House & Ribbon Cutting for the Holmes Bend Suites & Meeting Room is today, 1pm-4pmCT, Saturday, May 13, 2017. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

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Holmes Bend Suites & Meeting Room ribbon cutting

2017-05-14 - Holmes Bend Marina, Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
An Open House & Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held Saturday, May 13, 2017 to officially declare the opening of Holmes Bend Suites & Meeting Room. From left are ownership family and community members: Sue Stivers, Curtis Hardwick, Brenda Mann, Tanner and Kyndal Caldwell, Joey Caldwell, Shirley Watson, Kelly Caldwell, David L. Butler, Linda Blankenship, Lynn B. McLean, Ellen Zornes, Pamela Hoots and Jane Hardwick. - Linda Waggener

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The family that makes Holmes Bend run

2017-05-21 - Holmes Bend Marina, Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Running Holmes Bend Boad Dock and its services keeps the whole family busy. When you call or visit this summer, you'll find Kelly and Joey Caldwell, center, and their children Tanner and Kyndal Caldwell at right. With them from left are Linda Blankenship, David Lewis Butler and Lynn B. McLean. David is still active in the business but not every day according to daughter Kelly. -- Linda Waggener

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