tennessee river http://wkms.org en 2 KY Mussel Species Designated Endangered http://wkms.org/post/2-ky-mussel-species-designated-endangered <p></p><p>Two species of freshwater mussels have been designated as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The mussels are only found in portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems.</p><p>The agency designated 24 critical habitats in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia for the fluted kidneyshell, while 13 were designated for the slabside pearlymussel in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:17:26 +0000 The Associated Press 35383 at http://wkms.org 2 KY Mussel Species Designated Endangered Army Corps Reduces Barkley Lock Hours http://wkms.org/post/army-corps-reduces-barkley-lock-hours <p>The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to reduce operating hours at the Barkley Navigation Lock to save money. The Corps announced Monday it will go from a 24 hour to a 20 hour a day operation, starting Jan. 7, 2013. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:33:39 +0000 Angela Hatton 22441 at http://wkms.org Army Corps Reduces Barkley Lock Hours Ledbetter Bridge Lane Restriction Wednesday http://wkms.org/post/ledbetter-bridge-lane-restriction-wednesday <p></p><p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will restrict traffic to one lane on the U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter tomorrow. The restriction allows inspectors to take a close look at the bridge’s structure.&nbsp; Highway engineers have been inspecting the span on an accelerated schedule since a three-ton load limit was instituted earlier this year.&nbsp;Transportation officials say the bridge carries more than 7,000 vehicles across the Tennessee River between Paducah and Ledbetter on an average day.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:11:35 +0000 Dave Shinall 21387 at http://wkms.org Ledbetter Bridge Lane Restriction Wednesday Dry start to summer affecting TN River http://wkms.org/post/dry-start-summer-affecting-tn-river <p>Officials say Sunday&#39;s rain was not enough to counter the effects of drought on Barkley and Kentucky lakes. National Weather Service meteorologists report the region&#39;s rainfall is about 11 inches below the average.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:16:54 +0000 AP 18338 at http://wkms.org Dry start to summer affecting TN River Salvage Plan in Process for Sinking Crane, Barges http://wkms.org/post/salvage-plan-process-sinking-crane-barges <p>Traffic remains closed along the Tennessee River at the Ledbetter construction site as authorities develop a salvage plan for a sinking construction barge crane.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 21:10:49 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18143 at http://wkms.org Salvage Plan in Process for Sinking Crane, Barges Crane, barge sink near Ledbetter bridge http://wkms.org/post/crane-barge-sink-near-ledbetter-bridge <p>Coast Guard officials have restricted traffic along the Tennessee River at Ledbetter as several sinking barges threaten to topple a construction crane into the water.&nbsp; The barges provide a platform for the crane used in the building of a new bridge at the site.&nbsp; Work had been shut down at the site for the Memorial Day weekend, and a worker for contractor C.J. Mon, 28 May 2012 14:36:07 +0000 Todd Hatton 18134 at http://wkms.org Two Missing After Capsize http://wkms.org/post/two-missing-after-capsize <p>Two men are missing after a pontoon boat capsized on the Tennessee River around 11 this morning. The Grand Lakes Rescue Squad responded to the call after the boat was torn apart below Kentucky Dam. One man was rescued and taken to an area hospital. WPSD reports that crews from 7 different agencies are still searching for the two missing men.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:30:56 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17180 at http://wkms.org Two Missing After Capsize the morning cram [the same thing we do every night edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-same-thing-we-do-every-night-edition <p>A quick rundown of today's headlines from NPR and the Four Rivers Region.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:51:09 +0000 Seth Helton 17062 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [the same thing we do every night edition]