The 259 miles long Kentucky River joins the Ohio River at Carrollton, KY. The 14 locks and dams on the river mostly were built in the late 19th century and mainly where connecting the coal mine reagions of the Cumberland Mountains with the Ohio River. Only locks 1 through 4 are still operated by the Corps of Engineers. Today, according to Wikipedia, the Kentucky River is a major source for drinking water for the city of Lexington, KY.
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