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Kate Lochte speaks with Ashley Hoffman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, about enrollment for a conference at Lake Barkley in mid-September. The annual KAEE conference is designed to make connections across disciplines and age groups in the state of Kentucky with the common goal of working to build a sustainable environment through education. Conference strands include environmental education in practice and an in-depth look at skills related to environmental issues. Click here for more information.

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Search and rescue crews found the body of a missing Sacramento, Kentucky woman in Lake Barkley last night after an extensive search. The woman was reported missing at 3:30 pm to the Lyon County Dispatch.

Trigg County Resident Drowns in Lake Barkley

May 27, 2013
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A Trigg County man drowned over the weekend after authorities say he fell from a fishing pier on Lake Barkley.

The body of 63-year-old Everett Pennington of Cadiz was pulled from the lake near a water access point Saturday evening.

Pennington's wife told state fish and wildlife investigators he had taken a golf cart to the pier to fish, but, after two hours, she went to look for him.

She and a neighbor found his body floating next to the pier.


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are taking the first step toward replacing the Eggners Ferry Bridge by clearing brush ahead of constructing a secondary bridge to span a lagoon adjacent to Kentucky Lake.

Gary Polete joins us from the grounds of Lake Barkley State Resort Park where Trigg County Civil War Days are underway through Sunday. Highlights include artillery night fire at dark tonight and Saturday, a ladies tea under the camp tent at 11 Saturday, a Blue and Gray Camp Ball from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and a re-enacted battle with cavalry and artillery at 1 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Organizer Polete expects about 300 re-enactors in full costume unless cold weather deters.


Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to public meetings to discuss new restrictions on fishing below Cumberland River dams. Alexander is the senior Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Water, which has jurisdiction over the Corps.

Visitors to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be hiking and biking along a new scenic trail between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. The Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail runs east and west, parallel to U.S. 68/Kentucky 80.

Barkley Regional Airport

The Lake Barkley State Resort Airport will be closed until at least mid-December for a runway paving project. The airport shut down Monday to allow contractors to begin the resurfacing project. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says work could be delayed by weather conditions, but they expect the paving will be finished before Christmas.

Tug Boat Helps Free LST 325

Oct 4, 2012
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A World War II landing ship is on its way back to port, after being grounded in Lake Barkley for two days. U. S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Dan McQuate says a commercial tugboat helped free the U.S.S. LST 325 around 6:20 last night. McQuate says the ship’s crew used the anchor to help push the ship out of shallow water near Kuttawa.

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A World War Two-era landing craft is on its way again after being grounded in Lake Barkley for two days.  The LST 325 was freed from shallow water near Kuttawa yesterday evening.  U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Dan McQuate says a salvage expert directed a commercial tugboat to try to dislodge the boat, but it remained stuck through the afternoon.  The LST ran aground Monday night after it left the navigation channel for unknown reasons.  The LST 325 landed troops on the Normandy beaches in 1944, and is now a tourist attraction based in Evansville, Ind.