Covering Kentucky

Dec 29, 2012 7:10 PM

Meetings Set To Discuss Proposed Restrictions

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (AP) - The dates have been set for public hearings to discuss a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restrict access to water near dams along the Cumberland River and its tributaries.

The Paducah Sun () reports the Corps of Engineers plans four meetings, two in Kentucky and two in Tennessee. The first will be on Jan. 10 in western Kentucky at the Badgett Playhouse Center in Grand Rivers. Meetings are also planned on Jan. 15 in Nashville, Tenn.; Jan. 17 in Baxter, Tenn.; and Jan. 24 in Somerset, Ky.

The Corp of Engineers has said the measure is needed for safety. Some community leaders have disputed that and say the move would hurt tourism.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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