Oil Strike Won’t Delay Wolf Creek Dam Repairs

Officials say another discovery of crude oil under southern Kentucky’s Wolf Creek Dam will not delay the long-term plan to fix leaks in the dam. The oil was found in a core sample taken from the earthen dam last week. The Army Corps of Engineers is in the midst of a project launched in 2006 […]

Repair Work Resumes On Section Of Wolf Creek Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed rehabilitation work on an area of Wolf Creek Dam in southern Kentucky that was halted as a precaution last year. The work was stopped after monitors reported increased pressure near what’s called Critical Area 1, where an earthen embankment wraps around a concrete section of the dam. […]

Portion Of Wolf Creek Dam Repairs Suspended

By Dan Modlin, Kentucky Public Radio Part of the Wolf Creek Dam safety project in southern Kentucky remains on hold after monitoring equipment detected movement and increased hydrostatic pressure this week. Project Manager David Hendrix of the Army Corps of Engineers says the monitoring equipment is doing its job. “The instrumentation is doing exactly what […]

Around Lake Cumberland

Lake Cumberland, a Kentucky paradise, has become one of the most popular vacation spots west of the Mississippi River. In their new book, “Around Lake Cumberland” mother-daughter team Kris Applegate and Jarenda Miller unearth the history of the Cumberland River, the Wolf Creek Dam and the surrounding communities. What drew people to the river in South Central Kentucky and what lures houseboaters, fishermen and vacationers alike to the lake today? Listen to the Show