Environment

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Earlier this week, Gov. Bevin declared a statewide emergency in light of a number of wildfires plaguing far southeastern Kentucky.

A statewide daytime burn ban is also in effect, but several counties in our listening area are extending local bans past dark.  

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Staffers with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission say a proposed natural gas pipeline running through Kentucky would not have a significant environmental impact, despite public concern about the project’s potential environmental problems.

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Weather officials say "un-November-like" weather -- unusually dry conditions and above average temperatures -- will likely persist until next month.

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The city of Morganfield in Union County is getting more than $3.6 million dollars in federal funding for a water treatment plant and line upgrade. 

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Kentucky State Police are warning motorists to watch for deer.

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Three members of Kentucky’s U.S. Congressional delegation joined 16 other members of Congress in a letter Wednesday seeking clarification from federal agencies regarding industrial hemp guidelines.

Ex-Coal CEO Argues He's Wrongly Imprisoned

Oct 26, 2016
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Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was wrongly convicted and sent to prison because jury instructions made it too easy to conclude that he willfully violated safety rules at a West Virginia coal mine, his attorneys argued Wednesday.

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is organizing a “Carp Blitz” next month to shed some light on the growing population of invasive Asian carp in Kentucky and Barkley lakes.

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The Kentucky Division of Forestry is asking the public to refrain from outdoor burning. 

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A leader of a Central Kentucky citizens group says there remain outstanding issues regarding the illegal dumping of low-level radioactive fracking waste at the Estill County landfill.

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