Environment

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Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture is seeking public input on the state’s first pollinator protection plan. The plan lays out best management practices in an effort to slow the rapid die-off of honeybees and other pollinators.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Facebook

A revised statewide fish consumption advisory is in effect due to levels of mercury found in samples from Kentucky waters. The Kentucky Departments for Public Health, Environmental Protection and Fish and Wildlife announced guidance Wednesday. 

River Discovery Center

Paducah’s River Discovery Center is partnering with an environmental organization to offer free oak saplings to the community this spring.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, via Facebook

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is adding confirmed cougar sightings to a new online map. The TWRA Cougar Action Team, or C-A-T, is an in-house committee working to organize evidence submitted by the public and developing a policy for dealing with this subspecies of cougar, which is not native to Tennessee. 

The first confirmed sighting in more than 100 years was in Obion County last September

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A bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul would allow Fort Knox to continue producing natural gas to power the Army base.

School Delays: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Feb 15, 2016
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Here's a list of  delays for Tuesday, February 16. We'll keep this list updated as we learn more:

The Kentucky Supreme Court denied a request on Wednesday by the Bluegrass Pipeline to consider an appeals court ruling that restricts eminent domain to regulated utilities in the state.

School Closings & Delays - Thursday, Feb. 11

Feb 10, 2016
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Here's a list of school closings and delays for Thursday, February 11. We'll keep this list updated as we learn more.

National Corvette Museum

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green is marking the second anniversary of a sinkhole collapse with a new multimedia exhibit. 

Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, energy.gov

More than $270 million dollars in federal funds may be slated for ongoing cleanup efforts at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 

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