Herrington Lake News

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/18/2018 10:04:00 AM
Lexington Herald-Leader
The Kennedy Mill Bridge is coming down after spanning Herrington Lake between Garrard and Mercer counties for 94 years. Demolition of the 804-foot-long bridge began last week. The state Transportation ...

7/12/2018 4:15:00 PM
WTVQ
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that demolition operations have started for the existing Kennedy Mill Bridge over Herrington Lake. A replacement bridge is currently be...

7/4/2018 2:29:00 PM
WKYT
Officers on Herrington Lake were on the lookout for people operating boats while intoxicated or riding in unsafe ways. "You know riding in safe positions. Everybody has to be seated on the boat. That' ...

6/23/2018 3:51:00 AM
The Advocate-Messenger
The release of 10,000 small mouth bass into Herrington Lake in May 1930 was enough to stock several states, according to an announcement in The Advocate-Messenger. The Danville Chamber of Commerce decided to restock the lake with fish with the U.S ...

6/19/2018 9:19:00 AM
WOUB Digital
Selenium poisoning has already been documented in Herrington Lake. It’s a popular fishing and boating spot that also serves as a drinking water source for Danville, though for years regulators have known the coal ash site at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W ...

6/13/2018 8:39:00 AM
The Cheat Sheet
Whatever it is, don’t go in the water to try and find it. This sounds horrible: The Herrington Lake monster in Kentucky has been described as looking like a pig out of a nightmare, according to according to Atlas Obscura. People have said its body is eel ...

6/9/2018 4:51:00 AM
Harlandaily.com
I am certainly much less fortunate but I have not received a mess of Keeter’s peas. In other news, my buddy, Lynn Embaugh, who lives up there on Herrington Lake recently sent numerous photos of a raccoon that was bent on destroying her ornamental shrubbery.

6/8/2018 6:44:00 AM
Richmond Register
I am certainly much less fortunate but I have not received a mess of Keeter’s peas. In other news, my buddy, Lynn Embaugh, who lives up there on Herrington Lake recently sent numerous photos of a raccoon that was bent on destroying her ornamental shrubbery.

5/26/2018 4:23:00 PM
WKYT
An early morning fire destroyed an iconic home on Herrington Lake early Saturday morning. Boaters say the fire broke out around 5 a.m. Boaters who dock at Pandora Marina say they woke up to a loud explosion, then saw flames shooting from the home right ...

5/26/2018 1:46:00 PM
WKYT
Lancaster, Ky. (WKYT) - An early morning fire destroyed an iconic home on Herrington Lake early Saturday morning. Boaters say the fire broke out around 5 a.m. Those who dock at Pandora Marina say they woke up to a loud explosion, then saw flames shooting ...

5/26/2018 7:57:00 AM
LEX 18
There's Luke, Duke, and Bubby, the pack goat. "All they... GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A fire destroyed a home Saturday morning on Herrington Lake. The local community is shocked at the loss of an iconic home on the water. GARRARD COUNTY, Ky.

5/26/2018 6:09:00 AM
LEX 18
GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A fire destroyed a home Saturday morning on Herrington Lake. The local community is shocked at the loss of an iconic home on the water. A fire destroyed a Garrard County home near Kamp Kennedy Marina on Lake Herrington.

5/25/2018 2:46:00 PM
WKYT
HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - Water levels have not increased much at Herrington Lake in the past week, and that has caused boat ramps to remain closed during Memorial Day weekend. The water level has only increased one foot the past several days, but it is ...

5/24/2018 4:37:00 AM
LEX 18
GARRARD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Kennedy Mill Bridge, which is over 90-years-old, is closed as crews work on a replacement, but for construction to continue, Kentucky Utilities had to drop the water level at Herrington Lake from about 740 feet above sea ...

5/23/2018 3:58:00 PM
LEX 18
GARRARD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Kennedy Mill Bridge, which is over 90-years-old, is closed as crews work on a replacement, but for construction to continue, Kentucky Utilities had to drop the water level at Herrington Lake from about 740 feet above sea ...

5/18/2018 2:43:00 PM
WKYT
HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - It may be the one time marina owners at Herrington Lake are actually hoping for rain. Water levels are about 20 feet below normal as a result of construction on the Kennedy Bridge, forcing many boat ramps to close. Marina owners ...

5/3/2018 5:19:00 PM
Law360
Law360 (May 3, 2018, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet pressed the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday to cement the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by environmental groups over alleged coal ash pollution at a Kentucky Utilities Co. power ...

5/1/2018 12:23:00 PM
Law360
Law360 (May 1, 2018, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Kentucky Utilities Co. has urged the Sixth Circuit to uphold the dismissal of a suit by environmental groups over alleged coal ash pollution at the utility's power plant on the banks of Kentucky's Herrington Lake ...

5/1/2018 10:11:00 AM
Richmond Register
It is a matter of time before the decades-old pipeline leaks or explodes. Our best hope is that it doesn’t happen next to Hogsett Elementary School or under Herrington Lake, a regional source of drinking water, both along the pipeline route. We should be ...

4/26/2018 4:18:00 AM
The Hazard Herald
The Region 4 Tournament was held on Herrington Lake in Harrodsburg on Saturday and featured a field of 88 high school teams competing. The top 17 teams in Region 4 that advanced to the KHSAA State Championship from Herrington Lake were: 1st: Johnson ...

4/10/2018 6:20:00 AM
The Advocate-Messenger
An example was their foresight to partner in the construction of Herrington Lake, in 1923, which has served as the most stable water supply source in the region,” the release reads. Kentucky firms representing 12 projects throughout the state were ...

4/9/2018 6:38:00 AM
The Advocate-Messenger
“I’m going to sit on the dock,” where she lives on Herrington Lake with her husband and daughter, she said, while quickly placing packages of celery in nice, neat rows. She won’t totally retire though. She’s going to continue working a couple of ...

3/30/2018 4:38:00 PM
The Advocate-Messenger
The Kennedy Mill Bridge is located on Kennedy Bridge Road/Ky. 151 over Herrington Lake. The bridge is closed at mile point 18.849 at the county line linking Mercer and Garrard counties. A replacement bridge is currently being built adjacent to the ...

3/30/2018 12:40:00 PM
Lexington Herald-Leader
The bridge that spans Herrington Lake between Garrard and Mercer counties is closed permanently to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said Friday. The closure of the Kennedy Mill Bridge, built in 1924, “is necessary ...

3/27/2018
Artisan Kitchen
Artisan Kitchen is excited to announce it will be opening a new location in the Olympic Plaza at 506 North 12th Street in Murray, KY. Renovations on the location will be beginning shortly, with an opening date scheduled for mid to late summer. Long time restaurant partners, David Jones and Karla Lawrence who also own…

3/26/2018 10:28:00 PM
KY Forward
Several years later, in 1957, he partnered with his associate pastor, Father Herman Kamlage, in founding Cliffview Lodge, a summer boys’ camp located on some land at Herrington Lake in Garrard County. The two used their own money to do so, and the ...

3/23/2018 7:57:00 AM
The Advocate-Messenger
Some scenic lake shots, contributed by John and Tona Tudor, owners of Sunset Grill & Marina. The Tudors took these photos of Herrington Lake after a recent snow from the back deck of their home in Herrington Woods, on the Mercer County side of the lake.

3/22/2018 10:02:00 PM
KY Forward
Two major reservoirs in the region, Green River Lake, and Herrington Lake, also offer excellent early spring bass fishing. Green River Lake, 8,210 acres in Taylor and Adair counties, has quality in numbers, with lots of 15 to 18-inch plus bass. Herrington ...

3/16/2018 4:23:00 AM
The Advocate-Messenger
Purdy pointed to the E.W. Brown Generating Station on Herrington Lake, which has made news recently for an investigation into whether a coal ash pond at the facility is polluting the lake. “What are we getting into when we approve this? Is it going to ...

3/9/2018 7:35:00 AM
The Advocate-Messenger
The bridge over Herrington Lake, along with a few others in Boyle County, were shut down for a while Thursday morning due to ice. “It was absolutely terrible,” said Danville-Boyle County Emergency Management Director Mike Wilder. “No one realized it ...

3/3/2018 2:18:00 PM
The Advocate-Messenger
“If ever there were a spill, it could spew 900,000 gallons of toxic NGLs to the creeks, to the rivers, to the farmland, and it would kill Herrington Lake for generations to come,” Ellis said. “We have to get the public rising above this.” Clay ...

2/25/2018 2:54:00 PM
Lexington Herald-Leader
It passes through 18 Kentucky counties, a total of 256 miles from Simpson County to Greenup County. The pipeline crosses over Herrington Lake, the primary source of drinking water for Danville and other communities. Kinder Morgan, the parent company of the ...

2/16/2018 5:31:00 AM
The Advocate-Messenger
Local residents who volunteered for a state program monitoring Herrington Lake water clarity last year got to see what their citizen scientist research accomplished this week. They also learned why the data they collected is so important. On Tuesday ...

2/9/2018 6:47:00 AM
ABC36
She has a brain injury and told police she felt like she was walking in circles. She made it all the way to the dam on Herrington Lake Thursday night, where rescuers weren’t searching. She said she saw a helicopter both nights, but the infrared didn’t ...

2/7/2018 7:36:00 AM
KY Forward
Particular concerns have been raised in Kentucky, with the pipeline passing through populated areas of Richmond in Madison County and Danville and Herrington Lake in Boyle County. Both counties have passed zoning requirements relating to hazardous liquids ...

2/7/2018 6:22:00 AM
Advocate Messenger
While pensions and taxes dominated much of the conversation at this week’s “legislative coffee” town hall event with Danville’s state representative and senator, environmental issues related to Herrington Lake were also brought up. “While I ...

1/31/2018
Advocate Messenger
The first step in an appeals process has been filed in a case against Kentucky Utilities, brought by groups concerned about the coal ash pollution in Herrington Lake. Thomas Cmar, an attorney with the non-profit EarthJustice, filed the appeal on behalf of ...

1/15/2018 1:39:00 PM
WKU Public Radio
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Kentucky Utilities over coal ash pollution in Herrington Lake, ruling that the situation should be addressed by state regulators, rather than the federal court system. In the opinion signed on December 28 ...

1/13/2018 11:03:00 PM
The Messenger
On Jan. 2, Kelty was in the Burgin area when he received a call about a cat that appeared to be frozen to the deck of a private boat dock on Herrington Lake. Temperatures were in the single digits that day. Kelty went to the home of Roy and Loretta Jasper ...





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