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UPDATE: Investigators Suggest Deputy's Cause of Death


Date: 10/21/2014 4:34:00 PM

JCSO Deputy Found Dead in Barren River Lake State Park - Mike ... The Barren County Sheriff's Office says the body of Jefferson County Chief Deputy Mike Hettich was found in a bathroom in a cottage at the park. LUCAS, KY (WBKO) --Investigators suggest a

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Deputy Found Dead in State Park


Date: 10/20/2014 9:17:00 PM

LUCAS, KY (WBKO) --A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy is found dead at Barren River Lake State Park. The Barren County Sheriff's Office says the body of Jefferson County Chief Deputy Mike Hettich was found in a bathroom in a cottage at the park

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Chief deputy found dead of gunshot wound


Date: 10/20/2014 4:27:00 PM

Carl Yates said. "This was very unexpected, very sudden, very sad." Hettich and three majors from the sheriff's office traveled to Barren River Lake state park, southwest of Glasgow, for a training session for law enforcement command executives that began

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Leaders of the Future

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 10/17/2014 10:31:00 PM

The eighth-grade and freshman students from Barren County, Caverna and Glasgow schools were on their way to Barren River Lake State Resort Park for an overnight retreat designed as an orientation session for the program. The students were scheduled to

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Elaine Walker: State parks are full of opportunities

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 10/16/2014 8:48:00 PM

Walker said Barren River Lake State Resort Park’s beach in Lucas is now an outdoor recreation space because it became too difficult to keep sand on it. Lodge rooms and cottages are getting some upgrades at this and other resorts, such as new mattresses

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• River: East Fork Barren River
• Surface Area: 10,100 Acres
• Drainage Area: 940 Square Miles
In addition to the many recreation areas managed and/or leased out by the Corps of Engineers at Barren River Lake, more than 7,000 acres of land is licensed to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for the management of public hunting areas. The Corps also offers wildlife viewing opportunities in the Quarry Road Recreation Area with a 14-acre native prairie field and wildlife viewing trail.

Pool Elevation Area Length
(Feet mean sea level) (Acres) (Miles)
Winter 525 4,340 21
Summer 552 10,000 33
Total Storage 590 20,150 46
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