drought

Environment
2:56 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

River water quality affected by drought

Ohio River
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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. 

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Environment
11:20 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Army Corps Monitors Low Water on Ohio RIver

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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.

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Afternoon Update
4:06 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/23/12

"Were they to create a Mount Rushmore of college football coaches, [Paterno's] would be the first face that you would chisel into the mountain."
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Today on NPR: Paterno's Statue Comes Down

State Legislation:

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Environment
11:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Regional Drought Expected to Continue Through End of Year

National Weather Service drought outlook map for the United States, with focus on the region.

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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Environment
6:56 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Additional Purchase Counties Named Exceptional Drought Areas

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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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Morning Cram
6:39 am
Fri July 20, 2012

the morning cram [it's time for a change edition]

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From NPR: The ousting of a North Korean chief is indicative of deeper issues in the republic. 

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Environment
12:10 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Nitrogen Levels High in Drought-Damaged Corn

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State agriculture officials say farmers should take caution when turning their drought-damaged corn into silage.

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Drought
7:33 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Governor Quinn Heading to Southern Illinois to Discuss Drought Response

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The entire state of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and Governor Pat Quinn plans to visit the southern end of the state Monday to discuss the plans for responding to dry conditions. 

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Environment
4:35 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Comer Addresses Disaster Declaration

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the federal disaster declaration that has been issued for 26 counties in the Commonwealth will help farmers there recover from severe drought. 

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Environment
3:08 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Corn and Soybean Crop Conditions are Very Poor

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Extreme heat and little rains have all but doused any hopes for a successful corn crop in our region. Kentucky’s corn and soybean crops rank lowest for field conditions, according to The National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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