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Old 04-24-2013, 10:41 AM
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Default Last Weekends MOR Meeting

Last weekend the Middle Ohio River branch of the Sons And Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen met in Frankfort Ky. I don't know when I've enjoyed a Saturday more...good friends, good dinner, and excellent program, and lots of steamboat talk.
The program about the Kentucky River was given by Capt. Bill Judd and it was just excellent. As I commented to someone, had it been videod, it could easily have been shown on KET (Ky educational TV).
The Kentucky River is a fascinating river with a rich history, it is truly everything we all love about the river only in minuature.
The Kentucky River runs from it's confluence with the Ohio at Carollton, Ky. to Beattyville, Ky. about 200 miles through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It was made naviagatable by a series of 14 locks and dams.
The locks were shut down several years ago because of lack of use. Last year the state found some money and they are rehabing and rebuilding locks 1-4 from Carollton to Franfort. Locks 3 &4 are completed and they will do 1 & 2 this summer. So once again I will be able to take my houseboat to Frankfort.
But...the alarming news is that the State of Kentucky has built a fixed dam across the river just above Lock 9, thus closing the river forever.
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