Environment

University of Kentucky

We are in our first extended cold snap of 2012 following a warm couple of months. While the cold weather means layering your clothing to keep warm, it also to some has historically been a predictor for a normal spring insect population.   Entomologist Doug Johnson from the University of Kentucky's Extension office in Princeton digs into details of insect population predictors and their coping strategies during the cold months.  

Members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth are preparing for next week's I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort.

Several members performed a skit in the Capitol Rotunda today depicting fake legislators and coal operators trading cash while the sick and needy looked on. KFTC member Chris Schimmoeller says the point of the skit was to show the cozy relationship coal companies have with lawmakers.

“Big coal has big money running the state and it’s holding our state back from so many things we need to be doing,”  she says.

Ryan von Linden / New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Wildlife officials say the fatal fungus called white nose syndrome affecting bats across the U.S. has been confirmed in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. It was discovered in Trigg County in April, but the three sites in Breckinridge County indicate that the disease is spreading in the commonwealth. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Andy Randomski says biologists at the Clarks River Wildlife Refuge in our region have been working to monitor bat populations in the area and hopefully prevent the spread into this area.

Murray, KY – FLW Outdoorsman Scott Ellison has some advice on buying a new prop for your outboard.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report. Though you might not be able to tell it from the recent weather, spring and fishing season are just around the corner. Even now, a few hardy souls are venturing out onto the lake and being rewarded with good stringers of crappies.

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – The Alabama Rig is heating up fishing on Kentucky Lake. Hear more in this week's FLW Fishing Report by Scott Ellison.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Report. Cold weather, hot fishing is the way to describe January on Kentucky Lake.

Murray, KY – Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report

Murray, KY – Tips on catching "Redears" in this week's FLW Fishing Report.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

Murray, KY – Scott Ellison shares tips for finding fish attractors in Kentucky Lake in this week's FLW Fishing Report.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

Rotten weather or not, crappie fishing is really good now on the lake. Maybe it's because there aren't many people going fishing right now because of the rain and wind, but whatever the crappies are biting.

Murray, KY – Outdoorsman Scott Ellison shares gives thanks in the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

FLW's Dave Washburn

Murray, KY – There's more talk about deer than about bass this week. Hear why in this week's FLW Fishing Report with Dave Washburn.

Dave Washburn here, with the weekly FLW Fishing Report.

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