Clear cutting halted at Land Between the Lakes

Clear Cutting of wooded areas at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is coming to a halt Tuesday night. 

The decision from the federal forest services comes after the Lyon and Trigg County judge executives traveled to Washington, D.C. 

Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White said in a statement Tuesday that, while there, the judge executives shared concerns about the project with representatives with the respective offices of Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul, with plans to speak with a representative from Rep. Ed Whitfield’s office. 

White said a meeting held over a conference call among the McConnell’s, Whitfield’s and Paul’s offices and Forest Service officials resulted in the agreement that no more timber sales would be made until “future discussions, meetings and public forums have taken place over the next several months.”

“All our issues will be on the table (at the meetings) such as landscape change, logging, burning, recreation, heritage issues and road conditions, etc.,” White said. “We have asked to stop and open up everything so we have the ability to participate in making LBL everything it should be.”

White said 860 acres on Eddyville Ferry Road and Paradise were sold for logging prior to today’s discussion, adding that “We will be discussing those contracts further at our next meeting.”

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