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6:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Feedback Sought on Changes to Ohio River’s Water Pollution ‘Mixing Zones’

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The interstate commission that regulates pollution in the Ohio River is considering a formal change to the way certain pollutants are measured in the river.

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Environment
7:56 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Experience Sheep Shearing 1850s Style at The Homeplace, Saturday

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The Homeplace 1850's Farm at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area hosts a day dedicated to working with wool Saturday from 10 to 4, and on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns about all the hands-on activities, including "shearing" from Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls.

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Environment
3:41 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Severe Weather Possible Across Region Tonight

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The National Weather Service is warning of possible severe weather across the region Thursday afternoon and evening.

NWS meteorologist Rick Shanklin says Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms have the potential to produce tornadoes.

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Environment
4:09 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Puppies Sound Good! Meet Harry

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Puppies sound good today! We meet Harry, a Great Pyrenees and Australian Shepherd mix. He's a 10 to 12 week-old puppy, white with heterochromatic eyes, and a few brown spots. He was very cuddly and laid-back when he came up to visit and fell asleep during his radio debut. He's available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Executive Director Kathy Hodge stops by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about Harry, the Mutt Strut this Saturday, an Animal Health Technology Day, and how to prevent ticks and fleas.

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Environment
2:17 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Kentucky Regulators to Hear Public Comments on Oil, Gas Drilling

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Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet will hold three meetings across the state to take public comments on oil and gas development.

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Environment
8:02 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Can You Get Black Lung Disease by Living Near a Coal Plant?

A test for black lung disease
Credit Jack Corn / Environmental Protection Agency-National Archives

  Emma Burchett lives in Floyd County, in eastern Kentucky. She’s not a coal miner; she has never worked in or around a coal mine. But late last year, the 45-year-old Burchett was diagnosed with anthracosis, which is a mild form of black lung disease.

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Environment
3:19 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Heavy Rainfall Delays Kentucky Planting Season

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Heavy rainfall across the state is impacting springtime planting. 

University of Kentucky Agricultural Meteorologist Matt Dixon said the state has averaged seven inches of precipitation over the last month. Dixon says that's about three inches above normal. 

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Environment
11:55 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Hickman Harbor Receives $625K for Dredging

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Hickman, Kentucky’s Elvis J. Stahr Harbor will receive $625,000 for dredging as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to improve Mississippi River ports.

Hickman/Fulton County  Riverport Authority director Greg Curlin says the funding will allow for dredging about half of the harbor. He says securing funding for dredging is always a battle, but is necessary to keep the harbor navigable and open.

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Environment
8:43 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Southeast Missouri Feels M4.0 Earthquake

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Missouri’s bootheel felt a magnitude 4.0 earthquake last night. The United States Geological Survey reported the initial shock hit around 10:51 PM about 2 miles south of Steele in the far southeast corner of the state. There have been no reports of damage.

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Environment
2:34 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Bat Species Put on ‘Threatened’ List Due to White Nose Syndrome

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Citing drastic population loss, the federal government has listed the northern long-eared bat as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act. This is the first bat species to be protected under the act solely because of the toll the disease white nose syndrome has taken on its population.

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