Paul amendment passes ending fees at Lake Cumberland
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 families from paying higher water bills and prevent government from further hindering our employers’ competitiveness,” said Paul.