Kentucky Lake

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12:15 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Eggner's Ferry Bridge Construction Test Stops KY 80 Traffic

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to stop traffic on the US 68/KY 80 Eggner's Ferry Bridge across Kentucky Lake at 3 PM this afternoon for about 10 to 15 minutes. The halt is to allow a load test, part of construction work on the new Eggner's Ferry Bridge.  For the test, the contractor has placed several hundred tons of weight on top of a piling for the Lagoon Bridge.  An explosive charge will be detonated which will cause the load to bounce.  Data gathered from sensors on the piling will be used in the design of footers for the main bridge piers. The Eggner's Ferry Bridge serves as the western entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Government
12:05 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

KSP Seeking Public's Help Investigating TN Man's Death

Credit KSP


The Kentucky State Police is requesting the public’s assistance in the death investigation of Daniel Couger, 72 of Big Sandy, TN. Couger launched his boat in Sulpher Creek, TN on Friday June 28, 2013 at approximately 3:30 PM. 

Couger’s empty boat was discovered on Saturday June 29, 2013 at approximately noon on Kentucky Lake, near Sugar Creek.  Couger’s body was recovered from Kentucky Lake, near Sugar Creek, on June 30, 2013.  

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Society
2:13 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Kentucky Official Stresses Water Safety Over Holiday

Heavy boat traffic on the lakes this holiday weekend has Law Enforcement reminding boaters to take extra caution.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife's Sgt. Gary Clark stresses the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times on the water and for drivers to be alert of their surroundings. Clark also recommends caution tonight when marinas have their own firework shows after dark.

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Environment
4:21 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Murray Sportsman on Turkey Harvests and Lake Water Levels

Murray sportsman and Murray Ledger & Times writer Kenny Darnell visits Sounds Good to speak with Chad Lampe about Kentucky turkey harvest success this year, and the decline in the Purchase Region. Also, he speaks about issues for boaters and fishermen regarding Kentucky Lake water levels and the new processing facility for Asian carp in our region.

Good Reads
3:33 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Kayaking The Waterways in 'Liminal Zones'

Murray native, and Maryville, Tennessee resident Kim Trevathan is on the water again with a book with a new book recounting his kayaking places where dammed reservoirs give way to the current of rivers that feed them. Trevathan signs his new book Liminal Zones: Where Lakes End and Rivers Begin at Murray State this Friday. See more about Trevathan and his work at Amazon.com.

Society
1:00 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Boating Accident on Kentucky Lake Kills Fisherman

A fisherman was killed in a boating accident Thursday afternoon on Kentucky Lake near Marshall County. Timothy Alan Clippard, 51, of Jackson, Mo., was steering his boat under the Eggners Ferry Bridge when he struck an underwater pier structure.

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Society
12:33 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Gov. Announces Progress Toward Replacing Lakes Bridges

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are taking the first step toward replacing the Eggners Ferry Bridge by clearing brush ahead of constructing a secondary bridge to span a lagoon adjacent to Kentucky Lake.

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Government
10:50 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Drilling Work Finished at New Bridge Site

Geotechnical drilling gets soil and rock samples at planned pier locations for the new Kentucky Lake bridge.
KYTC / Keith Todd

A drilling crew has finished geotechnical work at the site of the new Kentucky Lake bridge. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the drilling rig finished collecting soil and rock samples from planned pier locations yesterday.

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Kentucky Waterways
6:58 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Kentucky Law Enforcement to Participate in Nationwide Safe Boating Program

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Boaters in Kentucky will be under a little extra scrutiny today as state law enforcement agencies participate in the nationwide Operation Dry Water program.

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Environment
4:16 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Dry start to summer affecting TN River

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Officials say Sunday's rain was not enough to counter the effects of drought on Barkley and Kentucky lakes. National Weather Service meteorologists report the region's rainfall is about 11 inches below the average. 

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