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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.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky officials say they are aiming to install a riverbed bubbler and sound system in Lake Barkley early next year as an environmentally friendly way to block the spread of an invasive fish.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Facebook

A fish kill of roughly 6,000 near on Lake Barkley late last week isn’t necessarily an uncommon occurrence according to the KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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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.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is organizing a “Carp Blitz” next month to shed some light on the growing population of invasive Asian carp in Kentucky and Barkley lakes.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded contracts for the reconstruction of a section of US 68/KY 80 in western Trigg County.  

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now reducing the amount of water flowing through Barkley and Kentucky dams. Because of recent heavy rainfall, the pools at the dams will begin to rise well above normal for this time of year.

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