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Seacoast Online

Date: 7/21/2014 11:13:00 PM

EXETER — Last week, Exeter High School students Connor Farrington, of East Kingston, and Cam Sterritt, of Newfields, competed in the inaugural Bassmaster High School Championships on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. After qualifying for nationals at the New

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Tulsa World

Date: 7/21/2014 10:13:00 PM

All it took was about 30 minutes and a solid performance by "Game Day" William Valdez for a pair of recent Cascia Hall graduates to come through for their Oklahoma BASS Nation team Friday on Lake Eufaula. Recent Cascia Hall graduates William Valdez and

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Local briefs: Man charged with assault after standoff

The Jackson Sun

Date: 7/21/2014 9:08:00 PM

The songwriters' event precedes the 13th anniversary celebration of Darryl Worley's Tennessee River Run, with a concert planned Aug. 9 in Savannah. The 2014 Tennessee River Run also includes a golf tournament, bass tournament, motorcycle ride, boat poker

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Zip lines? Riverfront shopping? Gun range? Huntsville wants you to rate Ditto Landing ideas

Date: 7/21/2014 12:12:00 PM

The June 24 brainstorming session yielded dozens of ideas for helping draw more people to the underused, 572-acre public park on the Tennessee River. Suggestions included an amphitheater for outdoor concerts, more greenways, a golf course, zip lines

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Tennessee Aquarium needs your votes for USA Today poll


Date: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

The aquarium's 70-passenger high-speed River Gorge Explorer takes visitors on a naturalist-guided excursion along the Tennessee River Gorge. The Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta) and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (Gatlinburg) are also nominated. Click here

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 160,300 Acres
• Shoreline: 2,380 Miles
• Length: 184 Miles
• Volume: 6,002,600 Acre Feet
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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