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  1. I agree and communications about whether they were open has been a problem most of the season. They have mostly relied on Facebook, but not on a consistent basis. More important, fuel sales have been restored at Wolf Creek after over a year without. They are supposedly open Wednesday through Sundays, but it might be a good idea to call first. The fuel piers were damaged beyond repair in a storm in June 2019, and they took until after Labor Day 2020 to get it back, due to Suntex inability to manage projects.
  2. Fishtales was open this last weekend, Nov. 27-29 as the weather was decent. Partly sunny and highs in the 50s on Saturday. Outside dining of course due to the current COVID requirements. I did see several boats come through Saturday and people seemed happy in coats and hats. The grapevine tells me they are going to attempt to stay open all winter on weekends when the weather is decent. I see a lot of fishermen come through. If they offered a simpler menu, like chili, sandwiches, sausage biscuits and coffee, they might get some business. Of course, that's my opinion and I don't know squat about running a restaurant.
  3. We were at the boat for 11 days starting from Halloween and hit the absolute jackpot on weather. Overnight lows were in the 20s/30s the first two days, then it got warmer every day before breaking record highs the last 2 days we were there. Blue skies and starry night, it was one of the best stretches of weather we've ever had. It was a great escape from election news. There were multiple fishing tournaments while we were there and quite a few fished around are marina. I don't know how much they were catching, but the guide service at our dock was showing off a lot of stripers.
  4. Only other guess - and it's just shooting in the dark - is try a different browser. I'm using Chrome. Forum software is probably old and finicky.
  5. PokeyJoe, it took me a couple of tries but I got one to load. I think it has to do with file size. I had to reduce this photo twice before it would load. Reduce your pic to less than 100KB then give it another shot.
  6. I've heard stories of COE fines for cutting trees, but never knew of an actual incident. It's nice to see they are actually enforcing the rules. I wonder if they will place a lien against the property, because a lot can happen in ten years. https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article246393495.html#:~:text=A %2440%2C000 fine for cutting,from a house she owns. https://www.somerset-kentucky.com/news/woman-accused-of-cutting-trees-along-lake-cumberland/article_0c3d88e6-bfd7-11ea-831e-bb59a4c6df8a.html
  7. I've heard stories of COE fines for cutting trees, but never knew of an actual incident. It's nice to see they are actually enforcing the rules. I wonder if they will place a lien against the property, because a lot can happen in ten years. https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article246393495.html#:~:text=A %2440%2C000 fine for cutting,from a house she owns.
  8. Some folks think that 2020 boating season is over, but we're just starting one of my favorite times of the year. We may even see lows in the 30's next week. I get excited when all the folks start coming in May, but I am just as excited when they all leave. I love sipping coffee in the mornings and watching the fishermen troll around in the fog. I hope we have our typical Kentucky fall weather this year.
  9. I personally don't see a problem with that as long as people don't stand toe-to-toe to talk. I've seen nobody wearing masks walking around the marina or ramp. Outside fresh air and normal separation. We try to stay clear of the crowds on busy weekends. Our group of boating friends are all over 55 and I trust they are watching what they do. Raft Up is cancelled this year, but a group is planning an unofficial one in Harmon. I hope no problems arise from that.
  10. The two marina restaurants we have seen so far - Rowena and Fishtales, were not following state guidelines for reopening. Outside seating and table spacing were appropriate, but no masks on anybody. Lots of happy customers regardless and nobody complained that I'm aware of.
  11. My questions in the original post are moot, since the COE approved the project in early June. I guess we'll have to see what comes next now. It looked like Fishtales wasn't going to reopen this year, but they managed to get someone to take it over at the last minute. They opened the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Everything I've heard about it has been positive so far, and it looks like they are busy as usual.
  12. We just came home from a week at our boat. Gonna let the crowds have it for Memorial Day. Our marina and ramp was pretty much the same as what you said JSG, except almost all were making a point of staying 6 feet apart and not gathering on each other's boats like we normally do. I expect all of that to fall apart during the holiday weekend. Stay at home orders are ending in KY and Ohio and I believe many are hitting the road to all Kentucky lakes. Many ramps are going to be closed or difficult to use due to high water.
  13. Ok, I'll jump in and start a topic to see what happens. On April 13th, the COE issued their "Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact" report with an invitation for written comments for a 30 day period which ends today. This is in response to J.D. Hamilton's request to expand his Lake Cumberland Marina footprint to extend all the way to the old Alligator I ramp. I received the email, but I'm not sure how I got on their list. The main document is over 80 pages long and explains every detail and the entire history of the project. I'm sure many of you received this as well. I will attempt to share it on this post. The discussions on FaceBook have been very emotional and somewhat immature for the most part, which is why I prefer forums like this one. We boat out of Wolf Creek Marina, so I have a keen interest but can't really say I have a dog in this fight. People who regularly use the Ally 1 ramp are fiercely protective of that park, and I understand that. I'd like to hear from others; 1) Do you think the COE will allow this to go forward, and 2) if so, do you think current economic conditions will delay or stop it? DRAFT_Environmental_Assessment_for_Lake_Cumberland_Marina_Expansion__13_....pdf Notice of Availibility_ Lake Cumberland Marina Expansion 13 April 2020 (1).pdf Unsigned FONSI_ Lake Cumberland Marina Expansion_ Russell County Kentucky.pdf
  14. Wow, back up again. I'm not sure why I even checked.
  15. Much has happened on this subject while this forum was down. J.D. Hamilton did buy Indian Hills Resort Alligator II, promptly changed the name to Lake Cumberland Marina, and announced a 20% increase in slip rates for 2019. My wife and I counted at least 16 new boats here at Wolf Creek that arrived in the last 10 days and we hear several more are on the way. WCM does not many vacancies for covered cruisers, but we still have several standard and premium houseboat slips. We hear that the restaurant and store have been shut down and gutted for renovation. I may ride up there today and take a look. Time will tell how this business plan will work.