Community raising money for owners of fire damaged Lake Cumberland resort


MONTICELLO, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Go Fund Me page started after a fire at a Monticello resort has more than $2,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.

Philip Glass started the fundraiser after a fire broke out early Monday morning, destroying parts of Conley Bottom Resort.

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“Last night, a fire tore through Conley Bottom Marina on beautiful Lake Cumberland.  Conley Bottom is one of the most beloved destinations in KY.  This past winter the marina was bought by the Piercy family who has worked at the marina their entire lives.  They are very hard working and good people.  Fred Piercy took out an enormous loan to try to make this family dream come true, but last night that dream was shattered.  The enormous fire destroyed the Ship’s store, the marina restaurant, the boat garage, and the workshop/tool room, and several marina owned boats.  In all, there is millions of dollars in damage.  Although the Piercy’s have insurance on the property, it is going to come up several millions of dollars short of covering the losses.  This family has poured their heart, soul, and money into this facility and provided many, many vacationers and tourists with wonderful memories  and experiences over the years.  Without a little help, they may not survive this catastrophe.    Please help if you can,” Glass wrote on the fundraiser’s web page.

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