Kentucky Lake


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Man falls into river from I-140 bridge at Blount County line

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 8/21/2017 1:13:00 AM

Man falls into river from I-140 bridge at Blount County line A man was taken to the hospital after falling from the Interstate 140 bridge over the Tennessee River near the border between Knox County and Blount County. Check out this story on

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Ultrex Versus Windy Offshore Bass Fishing Conditions


Date: 8/20/2017 8:59:00 PM

We waited until last month when the fishing got tougher and the weather got rougher and filmed with Terry Bolton in 20 mph+ winds on Kentucky Lake to show how the Ultrex handled this situation and how much pressure it took off of the angler, especially in

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Hundreds of Boy Scouts gather in Marshall Co. to watch the eclipse


Date: 8/20/2017 8:55:00 PM

(WKYT) - Hundreds of Boy Scouts gathered in Marshall County to camp out ahead of Monday's eclipse. Along the banks of Kentucky Lake, the scouts are set up for a full summer camp experience capped off by the rare opportunity of viewing the total solar eclipse

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Today on KSR: Last Saturday Without College Football

Date: 8/19/2017 6:58:00 PM

There are plenty of appropriate activities available to properly enjoy the final Saturday of summer. You could head to your favorite Kentucky lake, or argue about which one is best in the comment section. In Hopkinsville, it’s never too early to start

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Asian carp: From nuisance to delicacy


Date: 8/18/2017 8:41:00 PM

Chef Roney’s carp comes from Lake Barkley. There, as well as in Kentucky Lake and in the Ohio River, the Asian import is exploding in numbers, threatening native fish as well as boaters. RELATED: iTeam: Cashing in on carp They’re nicknamed “Kentucky

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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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