Kentucky Lake

KENTUCKY - TENNESSEE


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355.44 FEET
12/9/2018
Full Pool: 359.0
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Charleston's Nick Gainey set for 13th season on Fishing League Worldwide Tour

The Post and Courier

Date: 12/8/2018 9:03:00 AM

"My wife gave me a birthday present to fish a BASS Invitational. I bet that was 30 years ago," Gainey said. I drove up to Kentucky Lake and fished it. The only reason I did that was because I didn't k

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Waterfowl hunting takes center stage

Franklin County Times

Date: 12/7/2018 4:14:00 AM

For Tennessee Valley Authority’s Natural Resources team, the cold weather signals a great opportunity for waterfowl sportsmen along the Tennessee River and on the utility’s 293,000 acres of public lan

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Below the Waterline: Plan B: Is moving out of Illinois the best option?

The Pantagraph

Date: 12/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

Narrowing it down is a tough job. Here is our top three: The area around Kentucky Lake is like a second home to me. Years and years we took family vacations to Cedar Knob Resort near Benton, Ky., and

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Russell M. Chittenden

The Paducah Sun

Date: 12/5/2018 2:39:00 AM

A research of old newspaper files found that Russ had been commissioned "Honorary Commodore of Kentucky Lake" by Governor Bert Combs, 1963; appointed a Colonel, Aide de Camp, Commissioners Staff by Gl

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Glade Spring woman authors children's book on recycling

SWVa Today

Date: 12/4/2018 8:58:00 PM

Carol Doss, executive director of Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, a nonprofit organization with an overall interest in improving water quality in Southwest Virginia, said she hopes her new book, “Pr

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 2,380 Miles
• Surface Area: 160,300 Acres
• Volume: 6,002,600 Acre Feet
• Length: 184 Miles
Kentucky Lake is a major navigable reservoir along the Tennessee River in Kentucky and Tennessee. Created in 1944 by the Tennessee Valley Authority's impounding of the Tennessee River by Kentucky Dam, the 160,309-acre (649 km2) lake is the largest artificial lake by surface area in the United States east of the Mississippi River (though not the largest by volume; Lake Cumberland holds that distinction).
It provides a source for hydro-electric power and, as one of the lakes alluded to by the name of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, is a recreational magnet in western Kentucky and Tennessee.
The lake holds records for the largest of three species of fish ever taken in Kentucky: white bass (5 lb.), Buffalo carp (55 lb.), and yellow perch (1 lb., 4 oz). It is also the major attraction for two Kentucky state parks: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to the north and Kenlake State Resort Park to the west.
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