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6:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Atmos Energy Annual Rate Increase Approved

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Atmos Energy Corporation customers will see their bills rise after the company won approval for an $8 point 5 million annual revenue increase. The Kentucky Public Service Commission PSC stated that the adjusted rates will be “fair, just and reasonable.” 

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Environment
3:16 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Bands Convene For Paducah's Earth Day in the Park

Bands convene at Carson Park this Saturday (April 21) for an Earth Day Concert benefiting recycling in Paducah.  The event seeks to bring the community together to help plant sunflowers, which will bloom in July/August. Tracy Ross speaks with David Nickell of West Kentucky Community and Technical College for a preview. 

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Environment
4:32 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Kentucky Natural Lands Continues Buying Heavily-Forested Land to Restore, Connect Wild Lands

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As this year's observance of Earth Day approaches, the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust continues to buy up property in typically heavily-forested areas. It's a statewide land trust with a mission to protect, restore, and connect wild lands. 

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Environment
3:56 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Outdoorsman on 'Transformative Places' Ahead of MSU Talk

Outdoorsman, author, Murray native and Maryville College professor, Kim Trevathan speaks at Murray State University tonight (April 17) at 6:30 about his journeys on America's waterways. He visits Sounds Good for a preview of his talk, titled "Transformative Places" and addresses the questions of how we determine what constitutes beauty in a landscape and how we make decisions regarding preservation and development.

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Environment
8:13 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Last Minutes of 2014 Legislative Session Included Nuclear-Coal Debate

 

The waning hours of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly session found senators debating nuclear and coal-based power. The discussion occurred during consideration of a bill to help AK Steel, a manufacturer suffering sizable job loss. 

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Environment
10:26 am
Tue April 15, 2014

What Kentucky's New Law on Carbon Dioxide Emissions Actually Means

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 1:47 pm

Ignoring words of caution from his own administration, Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill directing the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet to create a Kentucky-specific plan for regulating carbon dioxide emissions into law earlier this month.

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Environment
2:42 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways

A Sierra Club official says the environmental group is investigating whether or not the Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant is contaminating Kentucky waterways with coal ash.

Coal ash is the residue left after the plant burns coal to generate power.

Sierra Club Louisville organizer Thomas Pearce says the group has reason to believe the Shawnee plant is leaking coal ash from its retention ponds into McCracken County’s Little Bayou Creek.

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Environment
7:51 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Middle Mississippi River Makes List of 'Most Endangered Rivers' for Flood Control Project

A paddler on the Mississippi River
Ted Heisel American Rivers

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 11:02 pm

The stretch of the Mississippi River that touches Kentucky and Missouri is on one environmental group’s list of the most endangered rivers in the country. American Rivers says the wildlife of the Middle Mississippi River is threatened by a proposed flood control project.

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Environment
1:52 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

LBL Closes Fenton Campground Indefinitely Due to Weather Concerns

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Land Between The Lakes has closed Fenton Campground for camping indefinitely due to damage from ongoing severe weather.

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Environment
12:22 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

(Updated) NWS: Rainfall Predictions Increased for Severe Weather Thursday

UPDATE: 12:37pm Thursday

The National Weather Service in Paducah has updated the amount rainfall expected to hit our area in the second round of storms this afternoon. 

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