Kentucky Lake

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky and Tennessee wildlife conservation leaders and government officials are pushing for the U.S. House to approve millions in federal funding to combat the invasive species Asian Carp. 

A release by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office said on Thursday $25 million was included in a U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations bill to support initiatives fighting Asian Carp across the country. 

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The body of a 22-year-old woman who drowned over Labor Day weekend was found off the shore of ‘Paradise Cove’ at Kentucky Lake on Tuesday morning.

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Commercial anglers are working to catch invasive Asian carp on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. The anglers have deployed indicator flags to mark the locations of their nets.

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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