Kentucky Lake


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Guns, taxes and schools: District 4 candidates explore issues

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/23/2018 9:10:00 PM

Fredricks also emphasizes the need for improved infrastructure, and specifically supports the idea of a third Decatur-area bridge crossing the Tennessee River. Like Moore, Fredricks said the best way to pay for improved infrastructure is to get rid of the

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Anonymous Bitcoin dealer gives sizable donations to two Chattanooga nonprofit organizations

Date: 2/23/2018 9:05:00 PM

The Tennessee River Gorge Trust and Green Steps in Chattanooga, an organization fighting litter, was among those selected. The trust converted its cryptocurrency into $250,000, while Green Steps received six Bitcoin, worth about $15,000 each. "You wish for

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The History of Lauderdale County Runs Deep


Date: 2/23/2018 5:16:00 AM

The county encompasses 661 square miles, from the Elk River to the east to the Tennessee State line to the west and north and the Tennessee River to the south. Glover said the vast majority of the county was originally owned by Chief Doublehead

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Tennessee Officials Investigating Dead Fish in Creek

U.S. News & World Report

Date: 2/23/2018 12:37:00 AM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are investigating what caused tens of thousands of dead and dying fish in a small creek near the Tennessee River. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Chattanooga officials and Tennessee Valley Authority

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Charles Martel Wightman


Date: 2/22/2018 10:50:00 PM

Martel owned a houseboat, the "Georgianne," on Kentucky Lake where he was captain with his first mate, Anne, for more than 40 years. Martel had many board memberships while serving the citizens of Owensboro, starting earlier in life with the Owensboro Arts

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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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