Our Focus Area

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the lower kentucky river watershed

Encompassing 600 square miles, the lower Kentucky River watershed includes the land drained by the Kentucky River and its tributaries from the Palisades to the Ohio River.

The river’s route passes through the state capitol city of Frankfort and is joined by several significant tributary streams on its way to the Ohio River, including Benson, Elkhorn, Drennon, Cedar, and Eagle Creeks.  This region hosts the most significant forestland in the Bluegrass region.  WWLT’s present core geographic focus is in Franklin, Owen, and parts of Henry, Shelby, Scott, Carroll, and Woodford Counties.