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State officials are warning anyone spending time on Illinois lakes and rivers to watch out for a type of rapidly growing algae that can cause illness and other health problems. 

Government officials in charge of energy policy from around the world are scheduled to gather in San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday for the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial. It's a conference to serve as a follow-up to December's climate change talks in Paris.

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One of the tour guides stranded by flood waters in a south central Kentucky cave says emergency plans already in place paid off  Thursday. 

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  In an effort to develop a set of recommendations for Kentucky to comply with President Obama’s clean power plan, a nonprofit group called Kentuckians for the Commonwealth has visited each congressional district for input. In Paducah Thursday night the group concluded a series of roundtable discussions focused on the opportunities and challenges of the state’s energy future.

Nineteen people have been rescued from a cave in south central Kentucky, officials say. Seventeen cavers and two police officers who tried to help them had been trapped by floodwaters in Hidden River Cave, WBKO reports.

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Some strong storms continue to move through the region this evening. Here are the latest updates from the National Weather Service:

The TransAmerica bicycle trail is now marked through western Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has placed signs along the route north of Madisonville and through Marion before continuing into Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. 

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A new statewide survey shows that many school principals in Kentucky have received no training on how to carry out policies to prevent student bullying. 

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Officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are continuing with a planned timber thinning and sale this week.  

The Paradise Timber Sale on the north end of LBL paused for five-months during the winter season, but will now resume as soil conditions have improved.  

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National Weather Service Paducah is holding a public town hall meeting tonight to discuss the tornado that struck Mayfield earlier this month. 

The meeting includes a presentation on tornado safety followed by a panel discussion with meteorologists and emergency management staff.