Brian Fuchs en W. Ky. Reaches "Exceptional" Drought Status <p>The National Drought Mitigation Center has upgraded much of western Kentucky to &ldquo;exceptional drought&rdquo; status. Climatologist Brian Fuchs says exceptional drought, or D4, is the highest drought level. It&rsquo;s characterized by widespread crop loss and water restrictions in some places. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:11:54 +0000 Angela Hatton 19845 at W. Ky. Reaches "Exceptional" Drought Status