Local U.S. Coast Guard to host free safety exams

PADUCAH — The local U.S. Coast Guard is hosting a free event to educate you as you before you head out on the lake with your boat. It’s all part of National Safe Boating Week.

Coast Guard members will be hosting a free vessel check and go over some reminders to keep you safe on the water.

“The good thing about this what we’re doing on Saturday is free safety exams. We’re going to come to your boat, look at your boat and look at everything you need for safety requirements,” Chief Steve Kelly said. “It’s better to be prepared than not be prepared, because later on if you need something it could be a difference of life and death.”

The boating safety weekend will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sportsman’s Lodge on Johnathan Creek.