Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Jim Beam fined in massive bourbon spill that killed fish

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources found dead fish along 62 miles of Glenns Creek and the Kentucky River.VERSAILLES, Ky. — Jim Beam was fined $600,000 earlier this month after a July warehouse fire sent a nearly 23-mile plume of alcohol into the Kentucky and Ohio rivers, killing fish. The distiller agreed to the fine in a Dec….

Crossbow season for deer extended in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Deer hunters in Kentucky are getting a longer crossbow season, after a proposal to expand the season went into effect May 31. The new crossbow season will open the third Saturday in September and close the third Monday in January. This year it’s Sept. 21 to Jan. 20. A statement from the state Fish and Wildlife Department…

Kentucky using fishing tournaments to test new regs

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is studying the impact of looser regulations on bass size limits during several fishing tournaments. The three-year test is limited to four tournaments on Lake Cumberland and Cave Run Lake. The study will help biologists determine if the changes would affect the overall fishery in the lake. During the test…