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BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…

BoatUS News
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…

BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…

BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/22/2020 6:05:25 AM
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9/12/2020 3:20:00 PM
The Tailwater Recreation Area gate at Rough River Lake will be closed at 4 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Sept. 13 and will remain closed through 7 a.m. CDT on Saturday, ...

9/5/2020 9:10:00 AM
Harley F. Smith, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13 at The Bee Hive in Leitchfield, Kentucky at the age of 95. He was born Nov. 22, 1924. He was a ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/27/2020 2:13:00 PM
The remnants of Hurricane Laura will be moving through the Ohio Valley Friday and Friday night. The Storm Prediction Center has a risk of severe storms over a wide area for Friday. The front to ...

BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/12/2020 10:25:00 AM
MCDANIELS, KY (WAVE) - A favorite restaurant of visitors to the Rough River Lake area of Breckinridge County was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. McDaniels Fire Chief David Poole said the ...

BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

8/8/2020 9:42:00 AM
According to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials, Bryan Sadler, of Fall of Rough, swam about 200 yards across Rough River Lake and was on the way back to the beach area when he began to struggle on ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

7/30/2020 7:36:00 PM

Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…

6/23/2020 4:31:00 PM
GRAYSON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - People who live in Grayson, Ohio, and Breckenridge counties are being advised to stay in contact with their local emergency management as water from the Rough River Lake is ...

6/22/2020 8:22:00 AM
The suitcase containing the body was found in Rough River Lake by fishermen. Cottrell arrived at the Breckinridge County Courthouse for his hearing Tuesday, but didn't stay long. Weeks' worth of ...

6/22/2020 6:19:00 AM
The Business Journals
Bourbon has been a meaningful part of Brown-Forman Corp. President and CEO Lawson Whiting’s life for many years now. Whiting, 51, has been with the Louisville-based spirits giant serving in a ...

6/22/2020 4:20:00 AM
(LOUISVILLE, Ky., Saturday, June 28, 2003, 11:45am)-- A Leitchfield man was arrested Friday in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a suitcase floating in Rough River Lake, ...

6/22/2020 4:02:00 AM
An autopsy was being performed Thursday to determine the cause of death. The body was discovered by two boaters on Rough River Lake, not far from the area where a missing man's wallet was found last ...

6/15/2020 5:00:00 PM
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6/4/2020 9:44:00 PM
Kentucky Forward
The Hybrid Striped Bass is the result of interspecific hybridization, a cross of two species that must occur in the controlled environment of a fish hatchery. It does not happen naturally in the wild, ...

5/22/2020 10:00:00 PM
Joseph Raphael Mattingly left this mortal world to enter everlasting life with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born in Whitesville, Kentucky on March ...

5/7/2020 5:35:00 PM
The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday approved several priorities which could benefit waterways in Kentucky as part of the ...

5/5/2020 5:00:00 PM
When considering both maximum temperatures ("afternoon highs") and minimum temperatures ("overnight lows"), March 2012 saw more than 15,000 daily records for warmth broken across the country. The ...

Water Resources Outlook (April 2020)

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