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The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting heavy rain for west Kentucky today and tomorrow. Thunderstorms are possible with increasing rain chances later today and tonight.

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Kentucky officials say they have completed work on the largest non-utility solar array in the state.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on a western Kentucky power plant's proposal to change the way it stores coal ash.

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After being name checked in two of President Donald Trump’s recent speeches, a new coal mine opened in Pennsylvania last week. But, while the new mine may be cause for local celebration and useful for political rhetoric, it isn’t a harbinger of what’s to come in Kentucky.

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A stave company building a mill in Marshall County is working to sustainably harvest white oak.

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Armadillos are becoming commonplace in Kentucky with sightings in west Kentucky and as far east as Lexington.

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The Kentucky state climatologist said scientists must continue to provide updated climate information to U.S. decision makers.  

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The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has agreed to hold off on letting electric utilities transition to the state’s new, relaxed coal ash rules until litigation is complete, except under special circumstances.

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Many political leaders in the Ohio Valley approve of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. But surveys indicate that public opinion across the region varies, with a slight majority saying they’d like the country to stay the course on climate change.

The company that owns the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history, announced that it plans to shutter the facility in 2019 unless the state of Pennsylvania steps in to keep it open.

The plant near Harrisburg, Pa., hasn't been profitable for the past five years, according to owner Exelon Corp. The company announced last week that it failed to auction off future energy production from Three Mile Island for the third year in a row.

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