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Thousands of volunteers are expected to pick up litter along Kentucky's roadways this week.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Preparations begin on Monday for a concrete rehabilitation project on the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Christian and Hopkins County. 

Brazil To Kentucky: How Tariffs Could Affect The Coal Industry

Mar 9, 2018
Erica Peterson, WFPL News

  Add another export to the growing list of American products other countries could tax because of tariffs: met coal.

Metallurgical coal — or “met coal” — is low-ash, low-sulfur coal that’s used to produce coke, an essential fuel for steel-making.

Taylor Inman, WKMS

A bridge linking Kentucky and Illinois has reopened almost a week after it was closed by floodwaters.

Scoot over, cans; cartons are moving in on your shelf space. Specifically, the soft, light rectangular containers commonly associated with juice boxes — "aseptic cartons" to the carton literati.

"They're growing in popularity," says Jason Pelz, vice president of recycling projects for the Carton Council, an industry group. "Broth is predominantly in aseptic packaging now, and you see a lot of coconut water in it."

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says it plans to open most campgrounds and attractions on Friday but will have some flood-related limitations.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

The City of Paducah is closing additional floodgates after the National Weather Service predicted that the Ohio River will surpass 50 feet. 

Daviess County Emergency Management

  Much of Smothers Park along the Owensboro riverfront remains under water from recent rains and floodwaters. The Ohio River crested near 48 feet on Tuesday, about eight feet above flood stage.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A commission that watches over the Ohio River's health across six states may give up setting pollution standards for the waterway, raising concerns it would weaken protections for a source of drinking water for 5 million people.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Kentucky Emergency Management says severe storms producing heavy rainfall and tornadoes Saturday night caused flash flooding and property damage to homes and businesses. Some areas in the region were hit more directly than others.