Kentucky Lake


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Edwin Paschall's "Old Times orTennessee History for Tennessee Boys and Girls"

Johnson City Press

Date: 5/28/2017 9:17:00 PM

"The Chickasaws did not inhabit any portion of Tennessee, but they claimed to have dominion over all West Tennessee from the Tennessee River to the Mississippi, as their hunting-grounds. "The Shawnees had at one time held the country on the Cumberland

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7 people, dog, rescued from boat fire at Kentucky Lake


Date: 5/28/2017 12:33:00 PM

Seven people and one dog had to be rescued at Kentucky Lake over Memorial Day weekend. According to the Marshall County Rescue Squad's Facebook page, they were paged to a boat that was on fire and taking on water near Smith Bay. Everyone, including the dog

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Photos: Massive hail pounds central US on Saturday

FOX News

Date: 5/28/2017 4:23:00 AM

Severe thunderstorms caused significant damage from the central Plains through the mid-Mississippi and Tennessee River valleys during the start of Memorial Day weekend. The majority of damage occurred from very large hail which smashed windows and dented

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Robbins: The economic promise of a Moccasin Bend National Park

Times Free Press

Date: 5/27/2017 10:36:00 PM

Moccasin Bend has served as a strategic crossroads through more than 10,000 years of human history. With its rich bottom land along the Tennessee River, the Bend first attracted nomadic hunter-gatherers and later permanent settlements and ceremonial centers

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Last Man Standing: A Man and the River

Decatur Daily

Date: 5/27/2017 10:23:00 PM

Slicing across the tranquil Tennessee River, Leon Bivens looked across the dark blue expanse ahead — at the lights of the factories reflecting off the water and the steel and concrete bridges connecting the River City to destinations north. Except for

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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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