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Boyle legislators hear from public at Danville meeting

The Advocate-Messenger

Date: 1/16/2019 4:48:00 PM

“We’re not getting into federal issues today,” Girdler said. One member of the public asked if the legislators had any updates concerning Herrington Lake and pollution that may be seeping into the lak

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Louisville Gas & Electric Finds Groundwater Pollution At 4 Power Plants


Date: 1/15/2019 4:02:00 AM

At the E.W. Brown power plant in Central Kentucky, more than six years’ worth of records indicate the power plant contaminated groundwater that flowed into Herrington Lake. There, Lemly found

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Crews Deliver Lake Bridge 11 Months Early


Date: 1/9/2019 7:24:00 PM

The new Kennedy Mill Bridge connecting Kentucky's Mercer and Garrard counties across Herrington Lake, originally due for completion in November 2019, officially opened to traffic Dec. 21. "Our workfor

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Front page history: Danville environmental group hosted statewide meeting in 1928

The Advocate-Messenger

Date: 1/2/2019 4:28:00 PM

They felt this area was the best place to hold the annual gathering because of the “interesting conditions” being the Dix Dam, Herrington Lake, the site of Kentucky’s first state capitol, Dr. Samuel M

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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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