Coast Guard encourages boating safety during Thunder Over Louisville

Coast Guard encourages boating safety during Thunder Over Louisville
A 25-foot Response boat – Small from Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley patrols by the Belle of Louisville. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vega.) LOUISVILLE, Ky., — The Thunder Over Louisville air show and fireworks event marks the official kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival, Saturday. This year, however, some local boat ramps may be inaccessible or closed due to the...

Coast Guard encourages boaters to stay ashore for Thunder Over Louisville event

Due to predicted river forecasts, Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley is strongly discouraging boaters from getting on the water this weekend for Thunder Over Louisville. The National Weather Service has predicted that the water level at McAlpine Dam’s upper pool will be more than 24 feet by April 15, 2011. This will put the river in the Louisville metropolitan area at flood stage. These conditions could...