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Afternoon Round-Up 7/27/12

Jul 27, 2012
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Today on NPR: In Connecticut, the birth of what's thought to be a rare white bison is drawing Native Americans to a sacred ceremony.

Drought Good for Honey Farmers

Jul 27, 2012

While most farmers can expect reduced yields this year, beekeepers look forward to a bumper honey crop. Flowering plants produce thicker nectar when moisture is scarce, and that makes a bee’s job a little easier. 

W. Ky. Reaches "Exceptional" Drought Status

Jul 27, 2012
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The National Drought Mitigation Center has upgraded much of western Kentucky to “exceptional drought” status. Climatologist Brian Fuchs says exceptional drought, or D4, is the highest drought level. It’s characterized by widespread crop loss and water restrictions in some places.

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Drought and high temperatures have led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare a state of emergency in our region.   

Afternoon Round-Up 7/24/12

Jul 24, 2012
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Today on NPR: Now that Stanford, Harvard and other top American universities are offering free online courses, will students one day be able to get course credits and degrees online from these schools without having to pay for it? Stanford's president says his school "can see moving in that direction."

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River water quality affected by drought

Jul 24, 2012
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The severity of the drought in the Ohio River basin has officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers monitoring water sources in Kentucky and surrounding states. 

Army Corps Monitors Low Water on Ohio RIver

Jul 24, 2012
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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers officials continue to monitor low water levels in the Ohio River. Hydraulic engineer Bryan Astifan said the river level at Cairo, Ill., is a barometer of how the Ohio River basin and the Upper Mississippi River basin is fairing in the drought.

Afternoon Round-Up 7/23/12

Jul 23, 2012
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Today on NPR: Paterno's Statue Comes Down

State Legislation:

The drought in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee will continue through the end of the year. That’s the latest outlook from the National Weather Service’s Jim Noel.

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Four more counties in the Jackson Purchase have been given the ‘exceptional drought’ status by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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