Kentucky Lake News

2/18/2018 10:12:00 PM
The area remains under a flood warning until early Tuesday morning but the Tennessee River at Florence finally is expected to dip below flood level by this afternoon. Lauren Nash, meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Huntsville office ...

2/18/2018 10:12:00 PM
Murray Ledger & Times
Victor Hudspeth of Murray shows his enthusiasm Saturday before he and others leaped from a boat dock and into the frigid waters of Kentucky Lake for the ninth annual Polar Plunge at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Marshall County.

2/17/2018 11:09:00 PM
The Paducah Sun
GILBERTSVILLE -- Saturday brought gray skies and rain to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, but that didn't matter much to the people who lined the shores of Kentucky Lake. They were there for the Peel and Holland Polar Plunge, so most of them had ...

2/17/2018 10:58:00 PM
The Local: Company to Keep explores acoustic-electric guitar pop echoes on new EP The Local: Sawyer Young finds expansive hip-hop inspiration at intersection of various genres on new EP The Local: Chilhowee Royal basks in distortion, bluesy fuzz of garage ...

2/17/2018 10:43:00 AM
The Tuscaloosa News
He’d always targeted fish that related to grass. However, when he went to Bethel and started fishing the Tennessee River and Kentucky Lake, there was no grass. “It’s a whole different fishery,” Ewart said. “Going to a lake that has no grass ...

2/16/2018 10:38:00 PM
Union Gen. U.S. Grant and his troops captured the Confederacy’s Fort Henry on the Tennessee River on Feb. 6, 1862. Then Grant planned to move quickly 12 miles to the east to capture Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River. Fort Henry was intended to ...

2/15/2018 11:11:00 PM
Families in search of a spring break trip where Mother Nature puts on a show in the form of falling water will want to visit the Tennessee River Valley. Waterfalls scattered throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, each with their own unique personality ...

2/15/2018 9:28:00 AM
A flood warning continues as the Tennessee River at Florence has risen above flood stage, according to the National Weather Service office in Huntsville. The river reached 18.58 feet at noon, according to the weather service's Advanced Hydrologic ...

2/14/2018 11:43:00 PM
The rain-swollen Tennessee River has risen to its highest level in Chattanooga since last April, forcing the closing of boat ramps and piers at the Tennessee Riverpark and the shutdown of the river barge traffic through the Tennessee River Gorge just west ...

2/14/2018 5:31:00 PM
The Tennessee River has already begun to flow over county roads and around surrounding homes. Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin says the water on Coffee Landing Road is two to three feet deep as of Wednesday afternoon, and this isn’t the only sign ...

2/14/2018 4:06:00 PM
But this means river levels are also surging. Hamilton County Parks and Recreation closed all piers and boat ramps at the Tennessee River Park Wednesday. Water levels are just inches shy of covering the many piers along the river. Last weekend, Sequatchie ...

2/14/2018 7:00:00 AM
Allen Casey tracts along the Tennessee River at Manufacturers Road, that have long been tied up in bankruptcy, have been sold for $5.5 million. Bankruptcy Trustee Jerry Farinash said the property includes four parcels and 6.6 acres opposite the Tennessee ...

2/14/2018 12:22:00 AM
Jimmie Garland, a vice president for the Tennessee chapter of the NAACP, called upon Congress "to reverse the current path TVA has chartered," which he said is contrary to the agency's founding principles of harnessing the power of the Tennessee River to ...

2/13/2018 10:38:00 PM
Insurance Journal
Tennessee Valley Authority River Forecast Center manager James Everett said normal weekend rainfall is about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters), so the utility was spilling water at seven dams on the Tennessee River to prevent flooding. Meanwhile, emergency crews in ...

2/13/2018 8:35:00 PM
Kentucky New Era
Gustafson asked the court to pass a resolution, the first of the new year, that urges the Army Corps of Engineers and other concerned government agencies to maintain the summer pool at Kentucky Lake from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The resolution ...

2/13/2018 6:39:00 AM
Heavy rain recently caused the Tennessee River to rise 5 feet, but the Tennessee Valley Authority's configuration of dams and reservoirs kept the river from reaching 6 feet above flood stage in the area. "We expect another inch of rain later in the week ...

2/12/2018 9:20:00 PM
The Tennessee River at Florence was below flood stage Monday but the potential remains for it to rise above that mark this week, officials said. The river was at 16.8 feet Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service office in Huntsville.

2/12/2018 8:00:00 PM
When I was seven or eight years old, I remember my father loading our television into the trunk of the family car and driving across the Tennessee River to Savannah where his old friend Joe repaired it so that we could continue to see the world ...

2/12/2018 7:30:00 PM
Knoxville News Sentinel
The corporation also provides flood control, navigation and management for the Tennessee River System. The company has a diverse power plant portfolio that includes nuclear, fossil, diesel, hydroelectric, natural gas, solar and wind energy. The corporation ...

2/12/2018 3:14:00 PM
Excess rainfall has carried litter and other pieces of trash into waterways feeding into larger bodies of water, such as the Tennessee River. For those walking along the banks of the Tennessee River, folks may have seen some of the trash along the sides ...

2/12/2018 2:39:00 PM
COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – Emergency Management Agencies in the Shoals have a warning for boaters, stay off the Tennessee River. Although they can’t shut down river travel during flooding conditions, it is strongly discouraged for everyone’s safety.

2/12/2018 1:29:00 PM
Decatur Daily
He said rains have been heavier than normal the first 12 days of February across the 41,000 square miles of the Tennessee River drainage basin. “We’ve seen on average probably about 5 inches of rain, which is what we normally get for the entire month ...

2/12/2018 8:52:00 AM
Field & Stream
“Let’s look at Kentucky Lake,” Parker says. “It’s one of the best lakes in the country and one of my favorites, but it’s also one of the most heavily pressured. Drop-shotting has changed everything. The fish are always there and in big ...

2/12/2018 8:27:00 AM
The Washington Post
Tennessee Valley Authority River Forecast Center manager James Everett said normal weekend rainfall is about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters), so the utility was spilling water at seven dams on the Tennessee River to prevent flooding. Meanwhile, emergency crews in ...

2/11/2018 11:37:00 PM
Graduates of the medical school in Memphis have been coming to Chattanooga to do their internships and residences for years and it has been the greatest Godsend for the people of our area since Great God Almighty plotted the course of the Tennessee River ...

2/11/2018 10:32:00 PM
The Tennessee River at Florence was expected to surpass flood stage Sunday night and the area is under a flood warning that extends throughout the week. Local officials urge the public to stay off rivers and lakes during the duration of the flood warning.

2/11/2018 9:03:00 PM
The first step is knowing the audience, and the terrain can often dictate the user group, Tennessee River Gorge Trust trail designer Mariah Prescott said. Trails built in rural areas up mountains with water crossings are naturally going to be for more ...

2/11/2018 8:09:00 PM
This effect has already caused swelling of local streams. A Flood Warning is in effect for the following river locations through Monday afternoon: The Flint River at Brownsboro The Tennessee River at Florence The Big Nance Creek at Courtland The Paint Rock ...

2/10/2018 9:15:00 PM
Times Daily
Melton said he also expects flooding to take place on various county roads. Grabryan also said five campers at Florence's McFarland Park were warned they may have to evacuate if the Tennessee River rises above flood stage.

2/10/2018 12:49:00 PM
The Paducah Sun
She was a member of the Carlisle County Homemakers and loved to play golf, travel and spend time at Kentucky Lake. She was an avid fan of the UK Wildcats and visited most of the SEC schools to watch the Cats. She was a wonderful and loving mother and ...

2/9/2018 9:58:00 AM
The new 3,805-foot-long bridge has a 550-foot basket-handle arch main span that is a twin of the U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake. Trained students at Southern Illinois University are available for free tax preparation. Trained ...

2/9/2018 5:30:00 AM
The Weather Channel
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2/9/2018 4:54:00 AM
The Whitesburg Bridge is seen from Ditto Landing. The city of Huntsville is considering annexing more than 600 acres across the Tennessee River in Morgan County for mostly recreational purposes in conjunction with Ditto Landing.

2/8/2018 10:09:00 PM
Times Daily
Those themes are music, Native American culture and the Tennessee River. Grant awards range from $1,000 to $10,000. The application and guidelines are online at The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area awarded $61,982 in grants during the ...

2/8/2018 7:00:00 AM
From a rainwater catchment system to the use of native plants in its landscaping, the field station was designed to improve water quality in nearby wetlands and the Tennessee River and to emphasize energy-efficiency and a minimal environmental impact.

2/8/2018 2:35:00 AM
Radar Online
When confronted with that ­information, ­Philip said his wife died of natural causes — and now claims to have “put her with nature” by throwing her off a bridge on Interstate 40 into the Tennessee River. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has ...

2/7/2018 11:07:00 PM
The Southern
They finished 19th in a field of 241 boats, qualifying for this summer’s high school Bassmaster Classic at Kentucky Lake. “It was a lot of looking at maps beforehand,” Herrmann said. ”A lot of the pre-fishing is done off the water, pretty much ...

2/7/2018 10:16:00 PM
The Paducah Sun
And we've added Overton's (water-sports products), which will be good at Kentucky Lake." Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC's "The Profit," bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017. The Gander Mountain in Paducah closed in August.

2/7/2018 10:52:00 AM
Times Daily
Native American culture or the Tennessee River. “As more people learn about what the MSNHA is and what we want to do, we are able to help fund more projects that preserve, protect and promote northwest Alabama’s cultural heritage,” said interim ...

2/7/2018 12:34:00 AM
Times Free Press
Each wine table will represent a different watershed in Hamilton County including Citico Creek, the Tennessee River Gorge and South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance. People knowledgeable about these nonprofits will discuss their work during the event.

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