District Digest News Stories

Buoys set to ‘idle’ at Laurel River Lake

Published July 5, 2011

LONDON, Ky. (July 5, 2011) – Three buoys near the beach area on Laurel River Lake have been changed from "No Ski" to "Idle Speed Only."

According to Park Ranger Daniel Clark, the change was made to help ensure the safety of swimmers and boaters alike near the beach.

With recreation season in full swing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District wants to remind boaters to pay extra close attention to buoys when navigating around Laurel River Lake.

"To ensure the safety of everyone on the lake, these buoys will be enforced by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rangers," Clark said.

Clark also reminds visitors to boat smart, boat safe, boat sober, and to always wear a personal flotation device.

For more information about the buoys, the life jacket loaner program, water safety or to learn more about the national effort for life jacket awareness (http://www.boatus.com/foundation) call the Laurel River Lake Resource Manager’s Office at (606) 864-6412.

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