Back in 2002 Pulaski County saw major industries move to locations in other countries thanks to NAFTA. Over 2,000 industrial

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Parks will offer lodging discounts to current and former members of our nation’s armed services

WASHINGTON (WBKO) — An amendment to a water law will keep Kentuckians from paying user fees at Lake Cumberland. Sen.

Not only did last weekend’s Lake Cumberland Poker Run mark the 10th anniversary of the event being hosted by Lake

WASHINGTON (WBKO) — An amendment to a water law will keep Kentuckians from paying user fees at Lake Cumberland. Sen. Rand Paul proposed the amendment. The vote passed 95 to 3. It prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from charging eleven cities and businesses a one-time user fee. It also protects them from an annual operation and maintenance fee to use Lake Cumberland. “Taking action on behalf of Kentuckians is one of my most important responsibilities in the Senate, so I am pleased that these actions have yielded a positive result for Lake Cumberland’s surrounding communities that would help protect

Not only did last weekend’s Lake Cumberland Poker Run mark the 10th anniversary of the event being hosted by Lake Cumberland State Dock in Jamestown, Ky., the popular poker run held on Friday and Saturday had a record number of participants with 157 registered boats. “The event was a tremendous success overall,” said State Dock’s Bryan Horne. “We gave away $10,000 in prizes this year to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the run being at the dock. We don’t know if that’s the reason we had a record number of participants or not, but it didn’t hurt. The only downside

Four Kentucky State Park resorts in south-central Kentucky will receive an estimated $4.9 million in safety and aesthetic improvements over the next two years, officials announced Wednesday. The funding comes from $18 million approved this year by Gov. Matt Bevin and the General Assembly. The improvements include structural repairs, painting and interior and exterior upgrades. Work for the “Refreshing the Finest” campaign will be carried out in 2016 and 2017. “The Kentucky State Parks have an annual economic impact of $889 million and are an important part of our state’s tourism economy,” said Regina Stivers, deputy secretary of the Tourism,

Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has a new policy that governs the operation and use of recreational unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at all Nashville District lakes within the Cumberland River Basin. The guidance has designated safe locations to fly drones for hobbyists, while at the same time prohibiting drones where people are camping and recreating such as designated swim beaches.  The policy also prohibits UAS flights near critical infrastructure such as locks, dams, power plants and switch yards. “Flying various types of drones has become popular and we know people like

Kentucky has more navigable miles of water than any state in the union, other than Alaska, although starting with only three small, naturally occurring lakes. Its many massive manmade bodies of water, however, attract millions of boating, fishing, paddlesporting, swimming and otherwise recreating visitors every year. Those lakes are major contributors to the $13.7 billion estimated total economic impact in 2015 attributed to the collective sectors under the Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage. Kentucky’s major lakes (info on lake size, date created, location) Kentucky tourism generated more than $1.43 billion in taxes, with $184.9 million going directly to

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – Last Thursday, Sharon Gorham and her husband were enjoying a boat ride on Lake Cumberland when they saw something swimming in the water. “I thought well it’s a deer, but it was too big to be a deer,” Gorham said. “When we got closer, I noticed that it was black and that it was a bear,” Gorham said. Gorman says the roughly 300 pound black bear was about 20 feet away from her boat. “He wasn’t interested in us at all really,” Gorham said, “To see a bear on land is something, you know, I

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – It was a very busy weekend on Lake Cumberland as people headed south to celebrate Memorial Day. The holiday weekend came quickly for many marina operators who were still scrambling to make repairs after ice and snow caused a lot of damage last winter. There are still large piles of metal and damage from back in January when the weight of snow caused damage to more than 80 slips. Hours of ice, followed by more than a foot of snow, caused the marina bock docks and slip roofs to come crashing down. Since then, Jamestown

Despite Congressman Hal Rogers’ efforts to block funding for a reallocation study to determine fees cities and industrial users must pay for using water out of Lake Cumberland and share the cost for future repairs to Wolf Creek Dam, the study at the moment is continuing. Scheduled for completion in 2018, the study will proceed unabated until, if and when, a provision to defund the study, inserted by Rogers in a 2017 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, becomes law, according to Loren McDonald, project manager at the Corps’ Nashville District office. Rogers’ provision to shut off

There was some concern during a dry period the first of April that lack of precipitation would keep Lake Cumberland from reaching pool stage as scheduled on May 15. Not to worry. Five to 7 inches of rain the last of April and first of May sent the lake above the tree line. The sudden flush of water in the Cumberland River Basin got the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scurrying to bring the water level back down to pool stage in line with an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the duskytail darter. The agreement

The sudden turn to summer-like weather triggers thoughts of fun on Lake Cumberland and the 101-mile-long body of water is expected to be in perfect shape for the Ohio Navy and other visitors. U.S. 127 will be paved atop Wolf Creek Dam this summer, but absolutely “ … nothing is occurring at the dam that would keep Lake Cumberland from being at a normal level,” said Bill Peoples, chief of public affairs at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District. “Except for precipitation,” Peoples added. “Lack of rain might keep the lake from reaching summer pool by May 15,”