Comer Addresses Disaster Declaration

Jul 12, 2012
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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. 


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.

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.

Clarksville Mandatory Water Restriction Lifted

Jul 6, 2012
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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.

Farmer: Illinois drought good for peach crop

Jul 5, 2012
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Dry conditions in Illinois have meant headaches for many farmers in the state, but not those growing peaches.  

Fireworks Sales Down for Many Vendors

Jul 4, 2012

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


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. 

Open Fires Banned in LBL

Jun 29, 2012
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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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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.

Drought Hits Western Kentucky Crops Hardest

Jun 26, 2012

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.