Cave Groups Working in Kentucky

Cave Groups Working in Kentucky
  Group Name Group ID Contact Name Contact e-mail Area of Work Other Info
1 Baltimore Grotto BG Dave West Caves with CRF at Mammoth Cave
2 Black Hole Grotto BHG Inactive
3 Blue Grass Grotto BGG Randy Paylor
4 Carter Cave Survey CCS Joe Park Carter Cave in Todd County
6 Cave Research Foundation CRF Pat Kambesis Mammoth Cave National Park (and area)
7 Center for Cave and Karst Studies (WKU) CCKS Dr. Nick Crawford Research statewide Phone (270) 745-3252
8 Central Indiana Grotto   CIG Dave Haun South central Ky Contact:  Dave Haun, PO Box 47961, Indianapolis, Indiana 46247  Ph: 812-829-4077
9 Central Kentucky Karst Coalition CKKC Jim Borden Roppel Cave, other small caves outside Mammoth
10 Central Ohio Grotto COG Darrell Adkins Rockcastle, Pulaski, Wayne counties
11 DASS  DASS Inactive Rockcastle and Pulaski counties (Coral Cave)
12 Dayton Underground Grotto DUG1 Jim Perkins Rockcastle, Pulaski, Jackson Counties
13 Detroit Urban Grotto DUG2 Lawrence Bean Fisher Ridge (Hart County) Peter Quick ( is the contact for active cave exploration
14 Eastern States Speleological Organization ESSO Dave Junker North-eastern Ky
15 Evansville Met Grotto  EMG Ernie Payne Todd and Christian Counties see also Don Shafstal (spelling?)
16 Golden Pond Grotto GPG Gary Collins Western Ky Gary Collins, 520 York St., Clarksville, TN 37040, 931 553-823
17 Greater Cincinnati Grotto GCG Rockcastle/Pulaski Co./Jackson Cp
18 Green River Grotto  GRG Rick Fowler Mostly southern Kentucky Phone (270) 745-6931
19 Hart of Kentucky Grotto  HKG Dave Matteson Hart and surrounding counties Contact: Dave Matteson, 40 Wildwood Dr., Elizabethtown, KY  42701, Ph:270-769-5806
20 Hoffman Research Center (WKU) HRC Dr. Chris Groves Research statewide Phone: (270) 745-4169
21 James Cave Project  JC Charles Bishop Edmonson County
22 Karst Environmental Education & Protection Coalition KEEP  Hilary Lambert North Warren County also, Roger Brucker
23 Kentucky River Area Cave Survey KRACS Tab Farthing Concerned with caves in the Kentucky River Basin
24 Ky Geological Survey KGS Jim Currens Statewide
25 Ky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office KHC Dr. Susan Neumeyer Statewide
26 Ky State Archaeologist KSA Dr. George Crothers Statewide
27 Louisville Grotto LG Steve Gentry Meede, Hardin, Breckenridge and northern Hart Cos.  110 Beechwood Lane, Mt. Washington, KY 40047   (502) 538-7665 H   (502) 551-4678 Cell
28 Miami Valley Grotto MVG Mark Turner Long Hollow Cave System (Pulaski Co - Dykes quad) Additional contact:  Julie Schenck -
29 Mid-Illinois Grotto MIG Inactive Crumps Cave (?)
30 Nashville Grotto NG Wayne, southern Todd, Christian, and Logan Counties
31 Pickney Area Grotto  PAG Gary Casady
32 Pine Mountain Grotto PMG John Taylor Far SE Ky, (Pine Mtn - Cumberland Gap area)
33 Red Eye Karst Team REKT Brian Heckman Pulaski and Rockcastle counties
34 Upper Cumberland Grotto  UCG Shawn Roark Wayne, Clinton counties
35 Warren County Rabbit Holers WCRH Defunct
36 Wittenberg University Speleological Society WUSS Horton Hobbs Northeastern Ky (primarily Carter County)
37 WKSS  WKSS Preston Forsythe West Ky., west of Bowling Green, and Warren Co see also:  Shari Forsythe, Mike Dyas, Gary Collins