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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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1:58 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

August Underwriter Spotlight: Eddy Creek Marina Resort

Eddy Creek Marina It wouldn't be summer in our region without a trip to the lakes. And longtime WKMS underwriters, Eddy Creek Marina Resort, have the kind of view that makes you want to be on the water all day, and stay in a lakeside cabin by night. 

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12:06 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Need Lake Info? The Army Corps of Engineers Has a New Website for You

Credit USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new mobile website with real-time water information for the Cumberland River watershed, which could be useful for boaters this holiday weekend.

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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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4:56 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

As Lake Barkley Water Levels Rise, Army Corps of Engineers Releases More Water into River

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Significant rainfall and the expectation of more tonight have led the Army Corps of Engineers to increase the water released from Lake Barkley into the Cumberland River.

The Army Corps’ Lake Barkley Manager Mike Looney says water levels are currently near 360 feet, which is half a foot higher than usual for the time of year. He says he isn’t concerned about flooding.

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3:35 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Ky Association for Environmental Education Hosts Networking Opportunity at Lake Barkley


Kate Lochte speaks with Ashley Hoffman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, about enrollment for a conference at Lake Barkley in mid-September. The annual KAEE conference is designed to make connections across disciplines and age groups in the state of Kentucky with the common goal of working to build a sustainable environment through education. Conference strands include environmental education in practice and an in-depth look at skills related to environmental issues. Click here for more information.

1:01 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

McLean County Woman Drowns In Lake Barkley

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Search and rescue crews found the body of a missing Sacramento, Kentucky woman in Lake Barkley last night after an extensive search. The woman was reported missing at 3:30 pm to the Lyon County Dispatch.

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11:16 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Trigg County Resident Drowns in Lake Barkley

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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.

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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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1:14 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Trigg County Civil War Days at Lake Barkley State resort Park

Gary Polete joins us from the grounds of Lake Barkley State Resort Park where Trigg County Civil War Days are underway through Sunday. Highlights include artillery night fire at dark tonight and Saturday, a ladies tea under the camp tent at 11 Saturday, a Blue and Gray Camp Ball from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and a re-enacted battle with cavalry and artillery at 1 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Organizer Polete expects about 300 re-enactors in full costume unless cold weather deters.