Articles from April 2011



Barren River Lake flooding, high water closes ramps, Bailey’s Point campsites

As the Barren River Lake continues to rise, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has closed several boat ramps and a portion of the Bailey’s Point campground. The Barren River Lake level stood at 571.69 ft. at 4:30 p.m. CT Friday, April 29. In 24 hours the lake has risen 2 ft. 2 in., according the Corps of Engineers

Barren River Lake rising, river falling

The Barren River Lake continues to rise, as the Barren River at Bowling Green falls.

Flooding closes boat ramps on Barren River Lake, changes fishing tournaments

Flooding at Barren River Lake has forced the closing of two boat ramps and the relocation of this weekend’s fishing tournaments.

Scottsville’s Jacksonian Days includes Street Fair, Arts & Crafts, and much more

Scottsville will host its annual Jacksonian Days April 30, in and around the square. However, preliminary activities will begin April 28.

Port Oliver ribbon-cutting, grand opening postponed due to rainfall, rising water

Due to rainfall over the last few weeks, projected rainfall for this week and subsequent rise in the level of the Barren River Lake, the Corps of Engineers has announced the postponing of the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Port Oliver Recreation Area.

Camper Appreciation Weekend at Barren River Lake State Park has FREE! camping

Camper Appreciation Weekend is set April 28 – May 1 at the Barren River Lake State Park campground, as well as all state park campgrounds.

Barren River Lake 11.5 ft. above summer pool and more rain forecast for weekend

The water level of the Barren River Lake is 11.5 ft. (8 p.m. April 21) above its summer pool of 552 ft., and more rain is forecast for the weekend.
Sen. Mitch McConnell will cut the ribbon April 27, at 1:30 p.m., for the official opening of the Port Oliver Recreation Area. It has been open to the public since April 1.

Flipping and pitching are the best ways to catch big largemouth Bass in April

By Don Ingram
Flipping or pitching is one of the best techniques to catch largemouth Bass during April. More big largemouth Bass have been caught flipping or pitching than any other technique.

Celebrate Easter with Sunrise Service, and buffet at Barren River Lake State Park

Celebrate Easter at Barren River Lake State Park Sunday with a Sunrise Service at the lodge and a special Easter buffet at the Driftwood Restaurant in the lodge.

B.A.S.S. Federation Nation crowns Southern Division champions on Barren

The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation crowned Southern Division individual, junior and team champions on Barren River Lake Friday afternoon, April 15.