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School is out, summer has arrived and Americans from coast to coast are heading out the door for recreation in

Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it’s tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket – especially

LakeCumberland.Com would like to congratulate Patty Kelly Lane and Sharon Cook for winning T-Shirts this week on our Facebook page. 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District encourages people to play it safe with a life

Volunteers needed to open and provide tours of Historic Mill Springs Mill through out the week from May 26th through September 4th.  Mill Springs Mill is located in Monticello, Kentucky and is home to the largest overshot water wheel still in existence! Volunteers will help visitors step back in time and learn how locals would get their corn and wheat ground by the power of thirteen natural springs.  Training on the history of the Mill will be provided. Volunteers play a significant part in the public’s visitation opportunities at Mill Springs Mill; whether you can volunteer one day a week or

Tours of Wolf Creek Dam will be held  May 23, June 20, July 4, August 1, and September 5.  If interested in attending a tour –  contact  606-679-6337 The Wolf Creek Dam is a multi-purpose dam on the Cumberland River in the western part of Russell County. The dam serves at once four distinct purposes: it generates hydroelectricity; it regulates and limits flooding. It releases stored water to permit year-round navigation on the lower Cumberland River; and it creates Lake Cumberland for recreation, which has become a popular tourist attraction.  

Zach and Danielle Wilson and their 4-year-old son, Grant, know all about the trials that come with pediatric cancer. When Grant was eight weeks old he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and underwent two years of treatment at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. “We were in inpatient for 16 months,” Danielle said. “Within this time frame, we got to come home on weekends, a week at the most, and we’d have to go back … you live it every single day.” She said the facility has their own research department. “It is a wonderful thing,” Danielle said. “He was on

Good news Russell County; we will be having a Lakefest this year! Lakefest committee head Marcelene Taylor said that the nearly half a century old tradition will make a reappearance this year after being canceled last year due to budget­ary constraints. Instead of four days the event will be two days, but they promise to pack in nearly as much activity as they have over the tradi­tional four days that the event usually runs over. “We’re going to try to put all of our activ­ities in a couple of days this year, because funds are tight,” Taylor said. A complete

PULASKI CO., Ky. (WKYT) – Monday evening, Burnside city leaders voted to annex about five acres of Pulaski County park. The park is in Nancy, a dry community, meaning no alcohol is sold. But Monday night’s move will allow them to sell alcohol at the park and that has upset several residents who didn’t necessarily agree with the decision. “We don’t have a voice,” explained Mary Lou Brown as she sat on a cold park bench at Pulaski County Park. Brown and several other like-minded Pulaski County residents met WKYT Investigates on a chilly spring day to talk about a

For more than a decade now in Pulaski County, there has been — to some minds — a giant scarlet “A” hanging overhead: “A” for “annexation.” Some annexations have been less controversial than others, but most have spurred some kind of debate over another turbulent “A” — alcohol. It was that way in 2005, when the City of Burnside — firmly on the southern edge of the county — first annexed its way along Lake Cumberland shoreline to reach Lee’s Ford Marina, which is located in the west near Nancy, so that the Harbor Restaurant there could take advantage of

The latest round of rain on top of heavy snow received last week has caused major damage to boat marinas on Kentucky lakes. An awning that was supposed to protect boats on Cumberland Lake collapsed right on top of them. Boats were also damaged at the Grider Hill Marina and the Marina at Somerset. There are boat owners from Louisville who keep their boats at the Marinas on Cumberland Lake. One who spoke to WHAS11 said his boat was spared. The marina on Green River Lake was also hit with damage. The awnings at the Green River Marina were sagging

The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday released a solicitation for proposals from private companies to build a 10th commercial marina on Lake Cumberland. The solicitation covers up to 407 acres of land and water at Rowena, in Russell County, north of Albany, according to a news release from the agency. There is already a boat ramp at the site, which is accessible from Ky. 90 by way of Ky. 558, the corps said. A developer would lease the site from the Corps of Engineers and build boat slips and related facilities at private expense. There are nine marinas on

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2015) — Many State Parks are offering events and packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here is a listing of special events (all times local): Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown: That’s Amore Weekend, Feb. 13 and 14. Spend Valentine’s Day weekend at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. Special lodging rates for Feb. 13-14 are $49.95 per night for lodge rooms and $69.95 per night for all cabins. The Taste of Italy Buffet on Feb. 14 from 4-8 p.m. will offer chicken Parmesan, spaghetti Bolognese, lasagna and roast pork. Also featured will be Roman apples, green beans, buttered

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will collect walleye and sauger from waters throughout the state from late January through spring. “Both the walleye and sauger fisheries in Kentucky wouldn’t be as good without stocking,” said David Baker, stream fisheries biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We will take some of these fish as broodfish to the hatchery, spawn them off and return them to the waters from which they came.” Baker said broodfish collection could start as soon as next week if the weather cooperates. Broodstock collected in the coming weeks