About Mark Shallcross

Mark V. Shallcross is a free-lance writer living in Louisville, Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Louisville, Mark is a tenth-generation Kentuckian who has worked as a reporter for The Courier-Journal, Voice-Tribune and Jeffersonville (Indiana) Evening News newspapers. He worked most recently as a communications manager, copywriter and media liaison for the Kentucky Derby Festival. He enjoys travel, reading and competitive running.

Exploring the Mammoth Cave System

It’s just a big hole in the ground, but you’ll likely need a reservation to get inside. About half a million people a year travel to south-central Kentucky to visit the Mammoth Cave System, which encompasses the longest cave system in the world, with more than … Continue reading