our Port KY River Forum Members:
This Just In: Permit Issued for "The Cove"
Louisville Courier Journal is reporting that the Army Corps of Engineers
issued a permit today to the Nugent Sand and Gravel Co. allowing it to
expand its operation within "The Cove" in Utica. Reading the
article, there are some small victories for boaters, such as:
limits on barge parking in the west side of the cove
and holiday restrictions on barge movements
for boaters, barge cleaning will still be permitted during the weekends
and holidays. Also according to the article, the maximum number of
barges in the area will increase from 10 to 41 during "prime
boating season" and 71 during other periods.
may recall that as of April, Port KY adopted the position that boaters
should stay clear of commercial traffic to keep themselves out of harm's
way. It appears that the Corps has addressed some of our boaters' safety
concerns, while still giving Nugent the green-light to use the facility.
Visit the website for future updates, and be sure to track the Port KY
River Forum for the latest exchange. You can read the full article here: link
Port KY on Facebook
you settle-in for the winter, be sure to check out our "Friends
of Port KY" page on Facebook. It'll help you remember what your
boating friends look like and how much fun you had boating on the river.
Feel free to join and share your boating pictures. link
Are You Still on the Water?
most of us have winterized, there are a few brave souls who are still
boating. Their reward for keeping their boats summerized is light river
traffic and some great late-season boating on the warm days. If you are
out there, be cognizant of the water temperatures. A simple slip could
lead to an in-water emergency, so make sure you've thought about what
Joe Frith of Marinette Dream Cruises, for example, practices cold water
drills with his deck hands. While nobody enjoys jumping in 50 degree
water, those drills could save somebody in the event of an actual emergency.
For some winter planning, visit our site for some tips on dealing with
cold water and hypothermia: link
also mentioned that pumpout stations are harder to find this time of
year. He found a local company that will service his boat in the slip
for a minimal fee. Go to the forum and start a discussion if you'd like
Speaking of the Cold Weather
sure most of you that have boats in the water check them every so often.
If you head to the marina this time of year, you'll find it to be much
quieter than in the summer. Be sure to let a loved-one know where you're
going and when you expect to return just in case of a slip at the marina.
Also, look around the docks, and think about how you would get out of
the water if you slipped. Are there any ladders nearby? Would somebody
hear you if you called for help?
it by That Much!"
was a good month for our website, with 99,986 total hits. That put us
only 14 hits away from my unstated goal of 100,000 hits in a single month.
September marked another peak, with over 1,400 unique visitors.
we head into the winter, be sure to tell your boating friends to visit
our site and invite them to participate in the forum. The forum is getting
more active, with 200 members, over 400 topics and 2500 posts. If you
haven't seen the new version of the forum, I think you'll like the
For Next Year...
we head into 2011, we've been making some plans for Port KY activities
such as trips and raft-ups. If you have any suggestions for things
you'd like to see from us next summer, please send them in using the "Feedback" link
at the bottom of this page. Also, visit the Forum for discussion on
far, we're tracking three large winter projects on the Forum. One is
the restoration of a 1965 Pembrook Express, another is the restoration
of a 103' boat that was rescued from the banks of Utica, and third,
we're watching a Pewee Valley resident build a 24' center console from
wood in his back yard. Stop by the Forum for more information.
sure to make your calendars for January 26-30 for the 2011 Louisville
Boat, RV & Sportshow. We're in the process of working with a few
local vendors to help distribute our "Port KY River Cards." We'll
have more information next month and we'll let you know where you can
that we're sponsoring True Course's Captain School in March. True Courses
also plans to offer a renewal for those of you that already have your
credential but need the test in lieu of vessel experience. For more information
on getting your OUPV or becoming a Master, visit here: link
That's all for now. In closing, I'd especially like to thank our 2010
sponsors who helped fund the site, as well as our 2011 advertisers. You
can visit the sponsors page for a complete list. Be sure to thank them
for their support of the site when you visit them.
for visiting the PortKY.com site, and we look forward to seeing you on
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