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Meetings set for recording public comments on horsepower limits, speeds on small lakes


 
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will hold a second series of public meetings to electronically record comments pertaining to a proposal to lift motor restrictions on several small department-owned lakes in the state.
 
Department officials will submit responses to comments in writing to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee for review pursuant to KRS 150.027.
 
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the proposal at its meeting last month. The new regulation will move to the legislature for consideration once the meetings are conducted and public comments are received.
 
A series of meetings will begin July 22 concerning Boltz Lake, Bullock Pen Lake and Corinth Lake in Grant County, Beaver Lake in Anderson County, Elmer Davis Lake in Owen County and Kincaid Lake in Pendleton County. Adjoining landowners and the angling public are encouraged to attend these meetings.
 
Currently, boaters cannot use a motor larger than 10 horsepower on these lakes. The proposal would lift the horsepower restriction, but only allow larger motors to run at idle speed on these lakes.
 
Idle speed restrictions would be strictly enforced. Boat motors that are 10 horsepower or less could continue to operate at any speed.
 
The series of meetings will include the following:
 
• Elmer Davis Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, July 22, Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Hwy, Owenton.
 
• Corinth Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Wednesday, July 23, Corinth Community Center, 315 Owenton Road, Corinth.
 
• Beaver Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Thursday, July 24, Emma B. Ward Elementary School Cafeteria, 1150 Bypass North, Lawrenceburg.
 
• Boltz Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, July 29, Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area (WMA) clubhouse, 230 Gardnersville Road, Crittenden. From I-75, take Crittenden exit and continue onto U.S. 25 South. Turn left onto Gardnersville Road, cross railroad tracks and continue to clubhouse.
 
• Bullock Pen Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Wednesday, July 30, Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area (WMA) clubhouse, 230 Gardnersville Road, Crittenden. From I-75, take Crittenden exit and continue onto U.S. 25 South. Turn left onto Gardnersville Road, cross railroad tracks and continue to clubhouse.
 
• Kincaid Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Thursday, July 31, multipurpose building at Kincaid Lake State Park, 565 Kincaid Park Rd, Falmouth.
 
From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife


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