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Artisan Kitchen: Second Location Opening In Murray, KY

Artisan Kitchen

Date: 3/27/2018

Artisan Kitchen is excited to announce it will be opening a new location in the Olympic Plaza at 506 North 12th Street in Murray, KY. Renovations on the location will be beginning shortly, with an opening date scheduled for mid to late summer. Long time restaurant partners, David Jones and Karla Lawrence who also own

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Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 11/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (November

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Water Resources Outlook (October 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 10/24/2017

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Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 9/26/2017

Water Resources Outlook (September

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Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 8/17/2017

Water Resources Outlook (August

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• Length: 57 Miles
• Surface Area: 1,139 Acres
• Volume: 40,700 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 93 Square Miles
Paintsville Lake is a 1,139-acre reservoir in Johnson and Morgan counties in eastern Kentucky. It was impounded from Paint Creek in 1983 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It is the major attraction of Paintsville Lake State Park.
Paintsville Lake officially opened to the public in 1983, three years before Paintsville Lake State Park was established.

On December 9, 1978, ten-thousand Johnson County residences had to be evacuated from the area below the construction site of the Paintsville Lake dam. This is because the area had recently received eight inches of rain, which had caused a leak in the coffer dam that was keeping the construction site of the actual dam dry. Luckily, the dam did not break and the residences were allowed to return to their homes the following day.
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