Frankfort, KY – The dip in the economy has restaurant owners and chefs scrambling for new ways to bring in customers. As Kentucky Public Radio's Stephanie Sanders reports, those tweaks range from attempts to make dining more comfortable to the ingredients that find their way onto your plate.
Frankfort, KY – Scientists are increasingly turning to citizens to help them better understand climate change. Throughout the country, citizens are recording when flowers bloom, trees leaf out, or songbirds arrive right in their backyards, and it's adding up to a treasure trove of data. Kentucky Public Radio's Kristin Espeland reports on phenology in our backyard.
Edmonson County, KY – State agriculture officials announced late last week that a form of avian influenza had been detected on a farm near Edmonson County in western Kentucky. The situation is not considered to be a significant risk to the public health, but it could hurt the state's poultry industry as it tries to expand export markets. Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Modlin has this update.
Paducah, KY – Many western Kentucky communities received damage by tornado touchdowns during today's bought of severe weather. National Weather Service Meteorologist Robin Smith says twisters touched down in Crofton and Eddyville, causing widespread damage He says the Mannington community in Christian county was hit particularly hard.
"We actually have 2 confirmed injured, we've had some mobile homes destroyed, a propane tank explosion some cars destroyed."