David Contarino on the Beauty of Herrington Lake


David Contarino is a veteran of both politics and the private sector, having served as campaign manager for several noted political figures and advisor to many companies and organizations. Today, Contarino is president of Contarino and Associates, LLC, through which he consults for companies and political campaigns.

Q: I understand you’ve got a Kentucky cabin for getaways. Where is it located?

David Contarino: Yes, I sure do. It’s located on Herrington Lake. There’s great fishing for catfish, bluegill, crappie, white bass and spotted bass.

Q: Where is Herrington Lake?

David Contarino: It’s fairly close to Danville and Lancaster, about 30 miles from Lexington. Herrington Lake was created in the 1920s when they dammed the Dix River. It’s still the deepest lake in Kentucky,almost 250 feet deep at the deepest spot.

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