Kentucky Lake

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The cause of death for a body found in Kentucky Lake on June 20 has been ruled a homicide and a suspect is now in police custody. 

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police says a detective is investigating the discovery of a body found Saturday evening in Kentucky Lake. KSP in a release Sunday said the body was floating in a container near Colson Hollow. An autopsy performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body to be 41-year-old Traci Jones of Granbury, Texas.

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The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday approved several priorities which could benefit waterways in Kentucky as part of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA 2020), if approved by the full Senate.

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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.

ERICA PETERSON / WFPL

  Federal and state officials on Monday will begin testing a new, experimental method to harvest invasive Asian Carp out of Kentucky Lake.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky and Tennessee wildlife conservation leaders and government officials are pushing for the U.S. House to approve millions in federal funding to combat the invasive species Asian Carp. 

A release by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office said on Thursday $25 million was included in a U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations bill to support initiatives fighting Asian Carp across the country. 

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

The body of a 22-year-old woman who drowned over Labor Day weekend was found off the shore of ‘Paradise Cove’ at Kentucky Lake on Tuesday morning.

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Commercial anglers are working to catch invasive Asian carp on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. The anglers have deployed indicator flags to mark the locations of their nets.

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

New efforts to remove Asian carp in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley were announced on Thursday in a release from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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