- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) - Officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are accepting comment on a proposed timber salvage sale stemming from storm damage in July.

Land Between the Lakes supervisor Tina Tilley says more than 200 acres of woodlands were affected by the storm, which spawned a tornado. She said the proposal calls for removing dead and damaged trees along 120 acres hit by the twister. She said removing the storm debris would decrease the likelihood of insect outbreaks and wildfire.

The proposal also calls for using one area that was hit for educational purposes.

Much of the damage occurred in the Birmingham Ferry Backcountry Area on Kentucky Lake and in the Cravens Bay Campground on Lake Barkley.

Comments are due by Sept. 30

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