Barren River No. 2 Dam changed lives, region
Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2014 1:00 am
LUCAS — When Steve Jackson puts his fishing line into Barren River Lake, his thoughts often gravitate to his grandfather Carl Disman.
Disman gave up his past so that Jackson and hundreds of thousands of people could have a brighter, safer future in southcentral Kentucky.
Jackson said when he talks to fellow lake anglers about bass and crappie, he tells them about the great fishing spots in the lake, spots where fish gather in and around the old limestone foundations of the farm buildings once owned by men like his grandfather. It’s all underwater now – tangled tree trunks and stumps and old foundations.
There’s even an old spring Disman used near his barn. That’s underwater, too.
Disman was one of nearly 80 property…
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