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Most of Kentucky is officially under a Level 1 drought status. The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet issued the declaration Thursday for 117 counties.

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Earlier this week, Gov. Bevin declared a statewide emergency in light of a number of wildfires plaguing far southeastern Kentucky.

A statewide daytime burn ban is also in effect, but several counties in our listening area are extending local bans past dark.  

The Kentucky Division of Forestry has put its seasonal burn ban in effect through December 15th.

Six County-Wide Burn Bans Left in W. Ky.

Aug 17, 2012
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Six county-wide burn bans remain in western Kentucky after Marshall and McCracken county officials lifted their bans today. The river counties of Ballard, Hickman, Fulton and Carlisle still have burn ban notices in effect. Christian and Graves counties also have burn bans.

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Aug 10, 2012
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From NPR: Curiosity is (somewhat) safe on mars and NPR explores the high pressure environment of mission control as the rover touched down. 

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With more dry weather ahead and predicted high winds 11 west Kentucky counties remain under burn bans. Graves County is the latest county to institute the ban.  Here is the latest list of burn bans from the department of forestry.

Many W. Ky. Counties Remain Under Burn Bans

Jul 26, 2012

More than half of western Kentucky counties remain under burn bans this week. Out of 22 counties, 15 have reported burn bans to the Kentucky Division of Forestry. Some cities, including Madisonville have issued their own bans on outdoor burning and fireworks.

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A little rain makes a difference in two drought-stricken Western Kentucky counties. The Paducah Sun reports Carlisle County lifts a ban on open burning today. 

Fourth of July Fireworks Concerns

Jul 2, 2012

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, forestry officials warn fireworks celebrations could cause fires. 

All Burning Banned in Christian County

Jun 29, 2012

Christian County has banned all open burning and fireworks until further notice, but that won’t affect professional fireworks displays. 

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