capital hill 300WASHINGTON, D.C. (7/10/18) — Congressman James Comer will hold an oversight and government reform committee field briefing 2 p.m. Friday, July 27 in Eddyville.

The hearing will address the growing problem of Asian carp in Kentucky’s waters and examine the federal response to this invasive species. This public event will feature testimony from witnesses representing the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, local fishing and tourism industries, and federal agencies involved in Asian carp programs and initiatives.

“Over the past several months, I have become increasingly concerned about the threat posed by Asian carp to the local ecosystem, fishing and tourism industries, and individuals out on the water," Comer said in a statement. "This event is an opportunity to draw attention to the crisis and consider ways to improve coordination between the federal government, states, and local entities on this important issue. I am committed to working with my constituents and communities in the First District to promote solutions that will protect and restore our rivers, lakes and reservoirs."

“Asian Carp have invaded Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and put our fishing and tourism industries in jeopardy, Lyon County Judge Executive Wade white said. "We must take action and solve this problem. Congressman James Comer has committed to doing everything he can to solve this problem in our lakes and rivers in Kentucky and Tennessee. I appreciate all Congressman Comer is doing and how quickly he is moving on the war on carp. I look forward to working with him to protect our waters in Kentucky and Tennessee."

Additional details will soon be available on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform website:

SurfKY News

Information provided by Michael Gossum

sitelogosm© Copyright 2008 - 2018 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.

Click here to subscribe to receive daily updates by email.

Most Read This Week

Dec 09, 2018 1794

Authorities Track Down Georgia Man across Southern Hopkins Co.

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Dec 09, 2018 1294

Henderson Authorities Charge 3 with Meth Trafficking

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Dec 10, 2018 874

Thrift Shopping Trend Prompts Madisonville Store Partnership with thredUP

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Dec 09, 2018 821

DAVE SAYS: Don't Put Emergency Fund into Bonds

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

Dec 07, 2018 12438

UPDATE: Corydon Man Charged with Attempted Murder

by Nick Risley
Nov 30, 2018 6584

Madisonville Woman Charged with Eluding Police, Biting City Officer

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Weather brought to you by

°F | °C
Humidity: 63%
Partly Cloudy
24 | 42
-4 | 5
Mostly Sunny
25 | 47
-3 | 8
Mostly Cloudy
38 | 49
3 | 9
Scattered Showers
44 | 52
6 | 11

Market Report brought to you by


Market Report