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BURNSIDE, Ky. (WKYT) – Terry Drysdale of Independence had to wade out to the boat dock to get to his

SOMERSET — Marina operators were pleased about the potential for a new business opportunity when Congress authorized floating cabins last

SOMERSET, Ky. (7/19/15) — The hills around Lake Cumberland are all abuzz, and it’s not with the sound of speedboats. More

Runoff from heavy rains in the Cumberland River Basin is pushing the level of Lake Cumberland upward to the highest

BURNSIDE, Ky. (WKYT) – Terry Drysdale of Independence had to wade out to the boat dock to get to his boat after parking his truck and trailer at Gen. Burnside Island State Park Friday afternoon. “I’m hoping I’m tall enough. That I can get out to it,” he quipped, while looking at the walkway leading to the small dock. Higher lake levels have submerged the walkway at the Pulaski County boat ramp. “I’m amazed at how high the levels are. Never seen it this high before. It is up,” said Drysdale, with a crew of family and friends visiting the

SOMERSET — Marina operators were pleased about the potential for a new business opportunity when Congress authorized floating cabins last year on lakes in the Cumberland River basin, including Lake Cumberland. Now, however, some operators are objecting to guidelines on the cabins set out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which administers the lakes. The concern is that the rules are too strict and costly to meet, making it harder for marinas to capitalize on a chance to boost revenue after years in which the recession and other factors hurt business. “It’s overreach by the Corps,” Michele Edwards, executive

SOMERSET, Ky. (7/19/15) — The hills around Lake Cumberland are all abuzz, and it’s not with the sound of speedboats. More and more individuals in the area are coming to the county’s office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and Lake Cumberland Beekeeper’s Association to learn how to become apiarists. For a video with more on this story, please click http://news.ca.uky.edu/video/beekeeping-kentucky. Last winter’s beginning beekeeping school outgrew the extension office’s meeting facilities. Even with a move to the local public library that accommodated 100, individuals remained on a waiting list. This was a large increase in attendance from the

Runoff from heavy rains in the Cumberland River Basin is pushing the level of Lake Cumberland upward to the highest point since the seven-year rehabilitation of Wolf Creek Dam was completed. The lake is predicted to crest Sunday night at 732.4 feet above sea level, according to Tom Hale, operations manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Eastern Kentucky Area. That level is about 9.4 feet above the treeline. As of 1 p.m. Thursday, the lake level was 729.85. The water had risen 0.15 of a foot since 7 a.m. Thursday, considerably slower than the more than 3 feet

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! The Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce has issued a list of many job openings in the area. If you know anyone who is looking for a job or new career, have a look at the many job opportunities below. Aaron’s Manager Trainee Apply in person with resume or www.indeed.com Active Day Program Aide; PA or CAN Call Mary at (606) 678-8566 Adanta Group Staff Accountant Send Resume to: The Adanta Group 130 Southern School Rd. Somerset, KY 42501 or apply at: www.adanta.org Alton Blakely Ford Lincoln Mazda Warranty Clerk Apply in person and ask for Keith Kissinger Amedisys

WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – The Wayne County Coroner’s Office has identified a teenager, who drowned at Lake Cumberland. Family members confirm that 18-year-old Carl “Dudeus” Whitaker of Lexington, was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday. “He had a long life ahead of him,” said Darrell Oiler, Whitaker’s uncle. The teen was visiting the area with his family. The family was camping in the Cumberland Point area. Family says he was fishing before the accident. They say Whitaker was attempting to swim from one section of the lake to the other. “We saw him struggling, we tried to get

The Lake Cumberland Thunder Run: Situated in the beautiful Kentuckyian Lake Cumberland, the run has been going on 7 years strong and showed no signs of slowing down this year. Though it went down before the 4th of July, the Thunder Run was still well-prepared with a slew of entertainment in the form of live music and fireworks shows. Even though the week of bad weather preceding the run threatened to rain on the parade with a 100% chance of rain prediction for Saturday deterring a few potential boaters, they still managed over 70 boats on the water which was

With the season officially changing from spring to summer, the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (WCNFH) held their “Longest Day of Play” event last Saturday that was free for all children. In a press release from WCNFH, they said that their goal for the event was to “celebrate nature and promote physical activity among our youth.” WCNFH Environmental Education Specialist Moria Painter said that the event is an international event held to celebrate the longer days that accompany the summer season. For practical purposes, the Fish Hatchery held their event last Saturday instead. Painter said this is the first time

Some roads in Pulaski County looked more like rivers Wednesday into Thursday. Tim Lippert soon realized crossing Slate Branch Road wasn’t safe, and like everyone else he was following the advice of ‘turn around, don’t drown.’ “We’re having a hard time finding our way,” he said of those with him, on their way from Union, Ky. to Lake Cumberland for the holiday weekend. Slate Branch Road was among many roads that flooded Wednesday afternoon. It was still closed Thursday. Stephen Flynn says he and his neighbors are used to seeing high water on Slate Branch, but few say they’ve ever

Lake Cumberland (WKYT) – Those in the boating business say summer is the one time of the year to make your money. “Oh yes, very heartbreaking. Especially our busiest time of the year coming up,” said James Flatt Tuesday, looking at the damage caused by storms that blew through the secluded Lake Cumberland marina Monday afternoon. July 4th has every rental booked at the Alligator Two marina in Russell County. “Here I’m going to be crippled up,” he said, pointing to a collapsed canopy just outside the ship store. Flatt is still trying to figure the extent of the damages