Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources News Release
Wolf Creek Dam: Holding Nothing Back,
“Kentucky Afield” TV Probes Cumberland Concerns this Weekend
March 19, 2007
Contact: Scott Moore
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1-800-852-0942, ext. 432
Frankfort, Ky. – Water seepage at Lake Cumberland’s Wolf Creek Dam has raised a number of questions surrounding safety and viability for recreation and business. “Kentucky Afield” television talks with experts and locals about the issues and impacts of lowering the lake while dam repairs are underway during this weekend’s show, March 24 and 25, on KET.
If the 9-pound brown trout that “Kentucky Afield” host Tim Farmer recently pulled from the Lake Cumberland tailwater is any indication, lower lake levels have not dropped the expectations for anglers. But other issues including the integrity of Wolf Creek Dam and its repair, the lake level’s effect on businesses, boater access and what visitors can expect this spring will all be put into useful perspective in this special half-hour program.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials, state and federal fisheries authorities and local dock owners discuss the reality of the situation. As Wolf Creek Dam is being repaired, so are hopes for a successful season.
“Kentucky Afield” is a production of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. It is the longest continuously-running outdoor television show in the nation. Kentucky Afield airs Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern /7:30 p.m. Central and is repeated on Sunday at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central on KET 1.
Also, be sure to tune to KET in the coming weeks for two special “Kentucky Afield” call-in shows. Ask our panel of experts your fishing questions during a special hour-long show at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on March 31. The half-hour turkey hunting call-in show airs at 8:30 p.m. Eastern/7:30 p.m. Central on April 7.
(Editors: For a high-resolution image of Tim Farmer with his tailwater trout, please e-mail your request to “Kentucky Afield” Executive Producer Scott Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.)