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More favorable construction weather has allowed work to proceed at a brisk pace on new Hatchery Creek below Wolf Creek

Lake Cumberland was recently voted one of the nation’s top vacation spots in a USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award

New information about a last week’s shooting at Lake Cumberland, near Conley Bottom, may put thousand of boaters at ease.

An Ohio man was killed and his wife was injured in a boating accident Saturday night near Burnside Marina on

More favorable construction weather has allowed work to proceed at a brisk pace on new Hatchery Creek below Wolf Creek Dam, and May 1, 2016, has been set as the official opening date of what has been called a trout fishermen’s dream. “They are really in there working now,” said project leader James Gray who earlier attributed delays to a cold spring and unusually wet summer. Actual construction will be completed in November, Gray projected, but official opening next May is set to allow time for vegetation to grow, he said. EcoGrow, Lexington, is general contractor for the $1.8 million

Lake Cumberland was recently voted one of the nation’s top vacation spots in a USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award poll. Voters from across the country participated in the poll and decided the best recreational lake in the country, with Lake Cumberland falling in with the top contenders after it finished in the fourth ranked position. When the votes were tallied, results were very close between the winner and second place finisher, but in the end, it was Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks that won the most reader votes and the title of Best Recreational Lake. Big Bear Lake in

New information about a last week’s shooting at Lake Cumberland, near Conley Bottom, may put thousand of boaters at ease. While he hasn’t released many details, the Wayne County Sheriff said it appears to have been an “accidental shooting.” “It was really sad to hear that that happened down here,” said Susan Miller, boater. “It’s an unfortunate incident and hopefully an isolated one,” said Ryan Cox, another boater. Investigators said, out of nowhere, a woman was shot in the shoulder last Saturday around 2 p.m. and had to be flown to the University of Kentucky hospital to be treated. “You

An Ohio man was killed and his wife was injured in a boating accident Saturday night near Burnside Marina on Lake Cumberland in Pulaski County, state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials said. The couple were identified as David L. Zuver, 58, of Archbold, Ohio, and Cheryl Zuver. Officials said the Zuvers were renting a houseboat with a friend. About 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the couple’s friend was driving the boat while the Zuvers stood on the shoreline to tie it up at a cove, officials said witnesses reported. The boat hit Cheryl Zuver and injured her ankle and foot.

The Lake Cumberland Raft-Up started in 2010 breaking the Guiness World Record of having the most boats tied up together in a single raft-up. Let’s make this year’s RAFT-UP the best one yet! This is one of the biggest events on the Lake and we hope everyone has a great time, but remember to be safe and be respectful of other boaters.  Located  on the Shinbone area of Lake Cumberland (just west of Conley Bottom Marina), come join us on August 8th from 12 til 5 EST. Any houseboats that want to be part of the days events must park

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