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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.

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A youth group from Lyon County is planning a trip to Texas to aid victims of Harvey flooding. 

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An African American couple who recently moved to Lyon County have become a target of confusion and fear on social media. Area residents have taken to outlets including Facebook and Topix voicing concern about a rumored ‘Muslim’ group of ‘Refugees’ on private property.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget includes $12.4 million in raises for the Kentucky State Police and $4.5 million in salary increases for the state’s correctional officers.

Lyon County judge-executive Wade White

A pair of western Kentucky judge-executives met with Gov. Matt Bevin Wednesday ahead of his first budget request to discuss an initiative aimed at securing pay increases for state police and correctional officers.

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  Lyon County’s Judge Executive has mounted a campaign to raise awareness of what he says are underpaid state troopers and corrections staff.   

Judge-Executive Wade White says low pay and high stress are partly to blame for a 67 % turnover rate within the state Department of Corrections.  

A man suspected of killing a state trooper on Interstate 24 has died after he was shot by police in Kentucky. The suspect, Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, 25, was shot after a brief manhunt, according to the Kentucky State Patrol.

It all began Sunday night, when Trooper Cameron Ponder, 31, pulled a car over on I-24. The suspect then drove off, setting off a car chase, police say. After a pursuit of some 10 miles, the chase ended, and Ponder was shot to death in his police car.

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The Forest Service at Land Between the Lakes has canceled its controversial Pisgah Bay Project as proposed after months of public outcry.  

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Lyon County judge-executive Wade White estimates 110 cars lined up Sunday to tour areas of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area that have come under scrutiny because of land management practices.

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Residents from areas surrounding Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area showed up for the Forest Service hosted listening session, filling the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center last night.

Most had the intent of crying out against the Forest Service’s management of LBL, pointing out what they saw as inconsistencies in their plan and making pleas to protect areas they once called home.

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