Trigg County Resident Drowns in Lake Barkley

May 27, 2013
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A Trigg County man drowned over the weekend after authorities say he fell from a fishing pier on Lake Barkley.

The body of 63-year-old Everett Pennington of Cadiz was pulled from the lake near a water access point Saturday evening.

Pennington's wife told state fish and wildlife investigators he had taken a golf cart to the pier to fish, but, after two hours, she went to look for him.

She and a neighbor found his body floating next to the pier.

Two Drown in Massac County

Aug 7, 2012
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Rescue squads recovered the bodies of two Joppa Illinois men who drowned in the Ohio River last night. Officials say 26-year-old Brian Burkhead drowned while swimming and his 50-year-old uncle, Vince Snell also drowned while attempting to rescue Burkhead. The two men were swimming in the Hillerman area of Massac county.  

Ohio River Drowning Victim Identified

Jul 19, 2012
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The Ballard County Coroner's office has released the name of a man who died in a boating accident Tuesday near Olmstead lock and dam.