For the first time in a decade, the Kentucky River locks are now open to allow boats to pass through.
After years of work and repair, the Kentucky River Authority has officially opened Locks 1-4, allowing boaters to travel from the Ohio River to the upper Frankfort pool as of this past Memorial Day weekend.
The locks will be open weekends from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 25.
Boaters with marine radios can radio the locks on marine channel 13. Otherwise, boaters can signal the lock workers with the boat’s signal device to lock through.