Well it all depends on what you like to do. KY lake offers quite a variety. KY Lake and Barkley Lake are connected by a canal which gives you more variety.
There are several resturants located across both lakes. About an hour boat ride from the north end of the lake down to TN will take you to some of the bars on the water. Fat Daddys would definitely be a good place to visit.
Then there is our version of party cove - The Rock Quarry. It is located on the north end of the lake. Then a couple of bays down are some sand beaches that people hang out at.
If you are thinking about coming to the lake, I would definitely stay on the north end the lake. First two choices would be Moors Resort or Kentucky Damn village. Both have a lodge or cottages that can be rented. They also have a good size marina with slips available for rent.
If you need more info just me know. There are some other members on here from the area that can add or help if you need it.
Just let us know and we will put out the welcome sign for ya.