Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ky Fish and Wildlife News: Boat motor limits subject of public meetings

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 13, 2014  
Contact Information:  Dave Baker 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4454  


FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will hold a series of public meetings to discuss a proposal to lift motor restrictions on several small department-owned lakes in the state.

A series of meetings will begin March 18 concerning Boltz Lake, Bullock Pen Lake and Corinth Lake in Grant County, Beaver Lake in Anderson County, Elmer Davis Lake in Owen County and Kincaid Lake in Pendleton County. Adjoining landowners and the angling public are encouraged to attend these meetings.

Currently, boaters cannot use a motor larger than 10 horsepower on these lakes. The proposal would lift the horsepower restriction, but only allow larger motors to run at idle speed on these lakes. Idle speed restrictions would be strictly enforced. Boat motors that are 10 horsepower or less could continue to operate at any speed.

The proposed regulation would also affect Shanty Hollow Lake near Bowling Green and Swan Lake in Ballard County. The public can submit comments concerning the proposal to lift horsepower restrictions on these two lakes during March and April by calling the department at 1-800-858-1549, or sending an email to the department at fw.fisheries@ky.gov.

The series of meetings will include the following:

 

·       Kincaid Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, March 18, multipurpose building at Kincaid Lake State Park, 565 Kincaid Park Rd, Falmouth.

·       Corinth Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Wednesday, March 19, Corinth Community Center, 315 Owenton Road, Corinth.

·       Beaver Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Thursday, March 27, Emma B. Ward Elementary School Cafeteria, 1150 Bypass North, Lawrenceburg.

·       Elmer Davis Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, April 1, Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Hwy, Owenton.

·       Boltz Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Wednesday, April 2, Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area (WMA) clubhouse, 230 Gardnersville Road, Crittenden. From I-75, take Crittenden exit and continue onto U.S. 25 South. Turn left onto Gardnersville Road, cross railroad tracks and continue to clubhouse.

·       Bullock Pen Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Thursday, April 3, Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area (WMA) clubhouse, 230 Gardnersville Road, Crittenden. From I-75, take Crittenden exit and continue onto U.S. 25 South. Turn left onto Gardnersville Road, cross railroad tracks and continue to clubhouse.