Kentucky Lake

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

New efforts to remove Asian carp in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley were announced on Thursday in a release from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

   The Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Friday morning to consider whether to allow weekend commercial fishing of Asian carp on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, and the Lyon County judge executive is making a push for its approval.

 

Commercial fishing of Asian carp on the two lakes is currently only allowed on weekdays during summer months, April to September, because of past concern that recreational boats might get caught in fishing nets.

Tennessee Valley Authority and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are asking people to be mindful of higher water levels in Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake through this weekend. The lakes’ two dams since Monday have cut back water flows to help control flooding along the Ohio River.

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  A United States Coast Guard citizen volunteer in western Kentucky says the federal shutdown has affected the safety of Kentucky’s inland waters patrolled by volunteers.

 

Bill Husfield and his wife are members of the USGC Auxiliary Flotilla 8-5 which does safety patrols of Kentucky Lake at the request of coast guard officials in Paducah. These patrols help with tasks like stranded boat operators and maintaining navigational buoys.

 

A boat explosion on a Kentucky lake has injured eight people, although authorities say none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Courtesy of Fort Campbell

Update May 15: Fort Campbell has identified the soldier who died in a boating accident on Kentucky Lake as 20-year-old Pfc. Juwan Richardson of Gordon, Alabama.

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  Not unlike the Philadelphia Eagles dominating the Super Bowl, a group of bald eagles are dominating Land Between The Lakes.

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Kentucky energy companies are providing Kentucky Fish and Wildlife biologists with materials to more efficiently create artificial fish habitats.

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says wildlife refuges are reopening next month.

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An official says storm-damaged trees at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will be cut and left on the ground.

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