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Officials in some Kentucky communities may need to gauge their local water supply levels closely in the weeks ahead.

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Dry conditions and unseasonably warm temperatures have caused a rash of wildfires across Kentucky. Nearly 30,000 acres of forest and grassland have burned in the eastern half of the state.

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Despite the objections of some Shelby County residents, LG&E and KU Energy are moving forward with plans to construct Kentucky's second "community solar" farm. 

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Progress is being made in fighting wildland fires in southeastern Kentucky. As of late last night there were 21 fires burning in 9 Kentucky counties.

Despite over 200 firefighters battling wildland fires in some eight Kentucky counties, the effort is expected to continue into next week.

State Division of Forestry Spokesman Mark Wiedewitsch says large fires in Pike County and the Pine Mountain area are contained.  But, he worries sun and wind could result in more new fires today.  Wiedewitsch says overnight rains helped only so much, “It really wasn’t enough.  To really make a dent in it, we really need a good inch or more.”

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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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