Public Access to Kentucky Dam Powerhouse Island Temporarily Closed
September 21, 2011
PADUCAH, Ky. — Construction crews for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will temporarily close public access to Powerhouse Island at Kentucky Dam from Sunday, Sept. 25, until Thursday, Sept. 29, so crews can complete a new entrance to the area.
The island is a popular fishing spot located between the navigation locks and the main concrete dam and powerhouse. During the temporary closure, the Kentucky Dam visitor’s center, which is located adjacent to the powerhouse, will also be closed.
For an aerial view of the area go to: http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/pao/kylock/KYLockNewRoadPhoto.htm
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Travis Brickey, Knoxville, (865) 632-6263
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000