11:43 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Water shortages could threaten drinking water supply

A water shortage watch has been issued today for 27 counties spread across Kentucky.  Environmental scientist Bill Caldwell of the Kentucky Division of Water says residents of those counties should pay attention to possible calls for water conservation.

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9:01 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Clarksville Mandatory Water Restriction Lifted

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A mandatory water restriction in Clarksville, Tennessee was lifted last night, although city officials still have a voluntary water restriction in place.

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10:48 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Farmer: Illinois drought good for peach crop

Ralf Roletschek, Wikimedia Commons

Dry conditions in Illinois have meant headaches for many farmers in the state, but not those growing peaches.  

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4:51 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Fireworks Sales Down for Many Vendors

County burn bans across the region have outlawed amateur fireworks displays and that hurts the bottom line for many fireworks vendors.

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8:08 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Heat and Drought Effect Kentucky's Grape Crop


The combination of high heat and inconsistent rainfall is hurting many crops in Kentucky including one of the more recent additions to the state’s agriculture industry. 

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3:52 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Open Fires Banned in LBL

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The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has banned open fires due to prolonged high heat and dry conditions in the region.  

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4:39 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Governor Beshear Signs Drought Relief Order

US Drought Monitor

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying drought relief supplies such as water and livestock forage to stricken areas.

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4:12 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Drought Hits Western Kentucky Crops Hardest

Western Kentucky’s corn and soybean crops have taken a turn for the worse. Statewide crop-reporting says one-fourth of the corn crop is in poor condition, and another third is fair. 

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12:39 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Counties in West Kentucky Issue Burn Bans

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While West Kentucky's drought and fire risks are some of the worst in the state only four west Kentucky Counties have issued burn bans.

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West Kentucky Farming
8:00 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Farmers in West Kentucky Feel the Pinch of Long Drought

Drought Monitor picture of the Midwest areas affected by the recent drought.
Drought Monitor

On his Calloway County farm, Mark Paschall is getting ready for a long, dry summer. During 58 years on a farm, Paschall has seen many droughts. This one, he says, is a bad one.

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