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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Calvert City is at a crossroads whether to move forward with the development of a riverport on the Tennessee River. City and County officials recently met with the Riverport Authority to consider options for a possible access road that would connect the site to major roadways.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  A German professor has finished swimming the entire Tennessee River for science - water quality science.  The endurance swimmer and scientist Dr. Andreas Fath wrapped up 652 miles Tuesday afternoon at Paducah’s riverfront.

Tenneswim's Facebook page

 A German scientist is swimming the Tennessee River as part of Tenneswim. 

Keep the TN River Beautiful, via Facebook

The Tennessee River is due for an annual spring cleaning this weekend. Keep Tennessee Rivers Beautiful is partnering with Land Between The Lakes to provide volunteers with boats and trash bags to pick up litter and debris along the banks. Coordinator Laura Howard said the project was born from TVA partnering with Keep Tennessee Beautiful after a river tour discovered an excess of trash along the shore and in the water. Howard said the clean-ups help the environment and impact tourism.

WKMS File Photo

The Tennessee Valley Authority is holding a public meeting Thursday to seek input on proposed changes in the land management plans for eight reservoirs. Changes include the Kentucky Reservoir on the Tennessee River. 

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As a result of recent terrorist attacks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has suspended unescorted public access to all navigation locks on the Tennessee River, including the Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers.  

The closure is for an "indefinite period of time."

Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues

Oct 28, 2014
KYTC

The demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge at Paducah continues as the final remains of the structure go down. The contractor has continued conventional demolition of the approach spans while engineers work on viable options for removing the in-water piers, which may take several weeks.  

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Contractors have demolished the third and final span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge with explosives.

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The first truss section of the old Ledbetter Bridge is scheduled for demolition next week, weather permitting. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says C.J. Mahan Construction Company will bring down the bridge’s left descending truss using controlled explosives Thursday September 11.

US Army Corps of Engineers, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

The Barkley Navigation Lock is now open through September to visitors after more than a decade of being closed to the public.  

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