Barkley Lake

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  Nursing homes in west Kentucky have been particularly hit hard by the coronavirus. Kentucky Department for Public Health officials say there are currently 20 medical and nursing student volunteers deployed across the state, particularly west Kentucky, in part to help staff these facilities.

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  The Tennessee Valley Authority says their dozens of dams are holding back the most rainfall the Tennessee River basin has seen from January through March since 1891.

Tennessee Valley Authority and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are asking people to be mindful of higher water levels in Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake through this weekend. The lakes’ two dams since Monday have cut back water flows to help control flooding along the Ohio River.