Kentucky Lake

Environment
2:59 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Kentucky Lake Bridge Construction Resumes after Loss of Osprey Egg

An osprey lands at a nest on Span “A” of the US 68/KY 80 Eggner's Ferry Bridge.
Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

  An osprey nest on the old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake is no longer holding up construction on the new bridge.

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Tourism/Recreation
2:10 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Record-Breaking College Bass Fishing Tournament Held at Kentucky Lake

Credit T-Town Photo Booth / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Over 300 fisherman from across the nation will be on Kentucky Lake this weekend for what organizers hope to be the largest college bass tournament of all-time.  

The inaugural FLW college tournament is open to all eligible college teams, regardless of division or location. The event is free to any college team. 

Murray State University will be represented by Seth Brock and Lance Freeman.  

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Government
3:51 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Marshall County Tourism Officials Lay Claim to the "South's Great Lake"

Credit Kentucky Lake Convention and Tourism Bureau

Marshall County tourism officials are using a branding initiative to revitalize the local tourism industry and lay claim to the “South’s Great Lake.”

Local government and business leaders consulted Steve Chandler of Nashville-based branding firm ChandlerThinks earlier this year

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Environment
5:18 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Harmful Algal Blooms Not a Concern for Most of West Kentucky, So Far

Credit LBL Forest Service

The Kentucky Division of Water has identified potentially harmful algal blooms, or HABs, in 15 Kentucky lakes this summer, including Carpenters Lake in Daviess County. The lakes are still open, but the DOW advises the public to avoid exposure to HABs, which can cause skin irritation and stomach pain.

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Sports
5:29 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Flyboarding: The New 'Rockstar' Sport on the Lakes

Credit extremejetsports.com

Boaters on Kentucky Lake may have seen a new sight this summer: a person atop columns of water moving high across the surface of the water. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with T.J. Gladwell about how he brought this new water sport to our region, how it works and reactions from onlookers.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

[Slideshow] TN Wildlife Refuge Opens New Visitor Center, Saturday

Courtesy of The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge near Paris, Tennessee, has opened a new visitors center. The 12,000 square foot center features day-long activities this Saturday for its grand opening. Joan Stevens joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about children's activities and describes the things you'll see while standing out on their scenic veranda overlooking Kentucky Lake.

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Sports
8:17 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Boat Drag Racing in West Kentucky This Fourth Weekend

Credit Wikimedia Commons

While NASCAR fans in the Commonwealth are still recovering from action at Kentucky Speedway this past weekend, drag boat racing enthusiasts are preparing for competition this Saturday and Sunday. 

Four different types of boats can compete in drag boat racing.   Kentucky Drag Boat Association President Roger Austin says thousands will be on hand this weekend to watch between 40 and 50 boats race at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour.

"It will be wall to wall boats from 80-90 foot houseboats to 16 foot dinghies out there watching the boat races all up and down the side of a quarter mile," Austin said. 

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Environment
3:31 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Kentucky, Barkley Lakes Ranked Among Country's Top Bass Fishing Sites

Credit By George Green, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Four lakes in Kentucky have been ranked among the top bass fishing sites in the country.

Bassmaster Magazine designated the pair of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley as the 18th location based on fish catch rates, input from wildlife agencies, and countrywide polling.

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Recreation
7:00 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Disabled Recreation Non-Profit Expanding Services

Credit http://www.handicapable.net/

A non-profit organization that provides hunting and fishing services for about 150 disabled people in western Kentucky is attempting to double the amount of people it helps. 

The co-founder of handiCAPABLE Guide Services, Noel Dillard, started the business in 1993 when, inspired by a student with muscular dystrophy, Dillard vowed to help the young man become a fishing guide. Dillard continues to help people in his honor. 

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Roads & Highways
3:19 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Starts Taking Bids for Kentucky Lake Bridge

Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began taking bids today for a new bridge over Kentucky Lake in Aurora.

The project includes demolishing and replacing the Eggners Ferry Bridge.

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