Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Water safety important now with rain swollen lakes and rivers

Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:16 pm

The middle of July usually means less grass mowing because of the parched, brown conditions of most lawns. Streams normally run low and clear in mid-summer and concern about drought clouds people’s minds.

The Kentucky River at Frankfort looks like a flowing ribbon of foamy chocolate milk. This week, Buckhorn Lake in eastern Kentucky’s Leslie and Perry counties rose 13 ½ feet above normal summer pool while central Kentucky’s Taylorsville Lake swelled to 18 ½ feet above it. The unusually high water makes for unsafe conditions for boating, canoeing and kayaking as well as swimming on Kentucky lakes and rivers.

“I drove across the dam at Taylorsville and there are floating tree tops and debris everywhere,” said Maj. Shane Carrier, assistant director of law enforcement for the Kentucky Department of

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    Posted July 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

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    A few paces inside a tree line that borders an open field thick with chest-high grass lies a tangle of narrow, sun-dappled game trails just a stone’s throw from the Kentucky

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