Freedom to Fish Act expected to become permanent
LYON COUNTY, Ky. - Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White tells us the Freedom To Fish Act, which prohibits the Army Corps of Engineers to block access on 10 Kentucky and Tennesse Cumberland River dams is expected to become permanent.
White says the House and Senate passed the permanent bill earlier this week and President Obama is expected to sign it.
White says, "...the most important part was the army of regular folks all over western Kentucky and Tennessee that rose up to demand a solution. These hard working individuals with expertise and commitment helped battle this daily and was the difference between winning and losing. As we all came to see during this challenge - it wasn't about fishing - it was about freedom. Standing by as spectators allowing freedoms to be chipped away in the name of safety or any other cause isn't an option.