May 25, 2013 5:53 PM

With water level higher, optimism rises around Lake Cumberland

JAMESTOWN — The water is back up in Lake Cumberland. Now, businesses in lake country hope visitation will rise as well. This Memorial Day weekend is the first in seven years with the water level in the giant lake close to its normal level for the beginning of tourist season. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had kept the surface of the lake about 40 feet below the traditional early-summer level since 2007 to facilitate repairs to Wolf Creek Dam.

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