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Officials plead case with Army Corps of Engineers

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Two western Kentucky officials fighting the closing of fishing waters near dams on the Cumberland River have made their case in Washington, D.C.

The Paducah Sun reports Livingston County Judge-Executive Chris Lasher and Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White met Tuesday with Army Corps of Engineers Gen. Michael Walsh in the office of U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield. Also attending were U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee.

The Corps announced plans in December to close off the waters near dams, which are plentiful with fish and attract fishermen, for safety reasons.

The newspaper reports the group discussed a compromise that would only close the head and tail waters near the dams when the corps decides to spill water, but no decisions were made.

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