Kentucky Lake

Society
12:33 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Gov. Announces Progress Toward Replacing Lakes Bridges

Credit KyTC

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

facebook.com

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

Wikimedia Commons

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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The Bridge
3:41 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Delta Mariner to Pass Under Eggner's Ferry Bridge Tonight

The Delta Mariner after striking the Eggner's Ferry Bridge last January
Chad Lampe

The cargo ship The Delta Mariner is expected to pass under the bridge around 6 tonight. This is the first time the ship will pass under the bridge that it mangled since the new span has been in place.  

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FLW Fishing Report
11:03 am
Thu May 17, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Blahs, Bass, and Bedding Bluegills

Colin Moore here, filling in for Scott Ellison with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report. Scott is on the road, tending to a tournament in Maryland, but wanted me to say hi for him and wish everybody good fishing.

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Environment
2:17 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Good Fishing Despite Low Lake Levels

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

As there hasn’t been enough rain to settle the dust, the lake is about three feet low and there’s no sign that it’s going to go up anytime soon. Still, the air temperature has moderated, the water level is staying fairly stable and the fishing has gotten a lot better for most species.

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Morning Cram
10:20 am
Fri May 4, 2012

the morning cram [heroes, in the real world they got bad teeth, a bald spot, and a beer gut edition]

wikipedia.org

"I learned that the hard way. ... Wearing a bicycle helmet and having the air vents across the top and not thinking to put sunscreen on the top of your head ... you wind up with what I called a sort of geometrically pleasing — if sort of disturbing-looking — sunburn."

NPR discusses attacking male pattern baldness with a set of clippers. Just take it all off

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Water
9:23 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Low Water Levels at Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake

Lake Barkley water levels are at a record low for this time of year. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says the lake is at just over 356 feet, almost three feet below normal. The low levels are due to a lack of rainfall in the latter part of March and all of April. The Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority continue to conserve and store water in an attempt to reach summer pool, around 359 feet. But without more rain, it is unlikely that either Barkley or Kentucky Lake will reach summer pool anytime soon.

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