Herrington Lake


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TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge on KY 152 closed for inspection


Date: 8/24/2015 4:00:00 AM

(WKYT) - The Kennedy Mill Bridge on Kentucky 152 will be closed periodically for bridge inspections. The bridge crosses over Herrington Lake at the Garrard County and Mercer County lines. It will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day this week

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30 years dying in the line of duty, Lexington police officer remembered


Date: 8/23/2015 8:12:00 PM

Haight was captured by police in the field after Roy Mardis died. He was sentenced to death for murder in the deaths of Patricia Vance and David Omer near Herrington Lake in Garrard County. The killings led to the Mercer County search. "If you are going to

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New PSA About Victims of Drinking and Driving

LEX 18

Date: 8/19/2015 4:13:00 PM

“But once you’re in it, you’re stuck for life.” Otte was 13 when she was hit by a drunk boater on Herrington Lake. The family seen at the beginning of the PSA is the Warners, who have worked to toughen DUI laws after their 6-year-old son

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Hello From Central Kentucky

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 8/13/2015 4:37:00 AM

Hey Steve, my English Pointer is at a trainer in Crab Orchard. Every 2 weeks we drive down and pass Herrington Lake and drive over the dam at Cedar Creek. I've heard a lot about the fishing in both lakes . Some day I'm taking my boat with me and fish Cedar

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Water Resources Outlook July 22, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook July 22

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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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