Herrington Lake


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Bid awarded to replace Kennedy Mill Bridge

Advocate Messenger

Date: 4/14/2017 4:10:00 PM

The 804-foot-long bridge saw 1,438 vehicles per day in 2012 and is the only highway crossing Herrington Lake for miles around. The contract includes demolition and removal of the existing bridge. “The existing steel will have to be removed due to the

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Reed Howard Hartner

Advocate Messenger

Date: 4/13/2017 6:21:00 AM

He continued his interest in playing basketball into his adult life. Reed was passionate about water sports and all things “Herrington Lake”. Reed’s chosen career was as a welder/metal fabricator. Reed is survived by his wife, Whitney Hartner

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White bass spawning runs just around the corner

The Richmond Register

Date: 3/31/2017 12:07:00 PM

Taylorsville Lake produces numbers of white bass, but less size. Anglers may access the upper section of Herrington Lake and Dix River via Bryants Camp Boat Ramp in Garrard County. Bank anglers may access the Salt River above Taylorsville Lake via River

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UPDATE: Autopsy confirms drowning death in Garrard Co.


Date: 3/31/2017 8:19:00 AM

LANCASTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – An autopsy Friday confirms that a Garrard County woman with a history of dementia died by drowning in Herrington Lake Thursday morning, after wandering away from her nearby houseboat. 82-year-old Leona Riff left her houseboat at

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Woman with dementia suspected drowning victim


Date: 3/31/2017 3:27:00 AM

LANCASTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Garrard County woman with dementia and a history of wandering off, was found dead in Herrington Lake Thursday afternoon, according to the county coroner. Investigators say 82-year old Leona Riff left her houseboat, where she

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• River: Dix River
• Length: 325 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,335 Acres
• Volume: 537,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 78 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 249 feet
Herrington Lake is a 2,335-acre artificial lake located in Mercer, Garrard and Boyle counties in Kentucky, United States. The lake was created by Kentucky Utilities' damming of the Dix River, a tributary of the Kentucky River, in 1925 to generate hydroelectric power. With a maximum depth of 249 feet, Herrington Lake is the deepest lake in Kentucky. A short distance below the dam, the Dix River enters the Kentucky River at High Bridge, Kentucky.
Dix Dam, the dam that made the lake, was the largest earth-filled dam in the world at the time, and considered to be a major engineering feat.
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