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Virtual public hearing set for Thursday to address ground water pollution at Herrington Lake

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Critics say a plan developed by Kentucky Utilities to address groundwater pollution from an unlined coal-ash pond seeping into Herrington Lake is inadequate. In 2017, the Sierra Club and Kentucky Waterways Alliance filed a lawsuit against Kentucky Utilities, which operates the power plant producing the coal ash, arguing that it violated federal regulations for...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: As wet weather continues, monitor lake and river levels for fishing success

Our wet spring continues. Many of the state’s best fishing lakes are very high now, and localized flooding is likely to keep anglers off streams and rivers for some time. Tuesday’s wave of heavy rainstorms, on top of an already saturated ground, brought another surge of runoff. Since mid-March, lake and river levels have been going up and down dramatically. This unsettled weather pattern is driving...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Spring fishing is underway, but anglers should monitor weather trends

The calendar says yes, but the weather forecast can be iffy. Spring fishing is underway and now is the time for anglers to pay close attention to weather trends — temperature fluctuations, outlooks for precipitation, and storm fronts, to pick the best times to wet a line. Springtime in Kentucky means unsettled weather, and sometimes snow, as we experienced this week. Make the most of your time...

Kennedy Mill Bridge replacement will temporarily shut down some boat traffic at Herrington Lake

Work on a replacement for Kennedy Mill Bridge on Herrington Lake will shut down boating in the vicinity for a few days next month. The Kennedy Mill Bridge, part of KY 152, links Garrard and Mercer counties. Deterioration of the 1924-era bridge caused its replacement this year. Construction related to the project will prevent boating near the bridge for a few days around Oct. 9. The Kennedy Mill Bridge,...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Keep an eye on water, weather trends for early fishing opportunities

Anglers can access daily water conditions at Green River Lake and other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in Kentucky by visiting lake websites (see below). (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)   Spring begins on Thursday, March 20, but most anglers would probably say they want to go fishing now.   It’s been a long, cold winter.   Late winter offers good fishing opportunities...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: White bass runs ‘around the corner’ as temperatures warm

An angler reels in a white bass from the Dix River in the headwaters of Herrington Lake in this vintage photo. During the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, the lake held a regional reputation for productive white bass fishing during the spring runs. This fishery is on the rebound. The spring white bass runs give anglers all over Kentucky a chance at some exciting fishing.(Photo from Ky. Fish and Wildlife)   By...