Environment

Puppies Sound Good
3:50 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Calloway

Today we met Calloway, this month's featured adoptable puppy at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Calloway is a retriever/husky mix who needs a loving home. She was very sweet and sleepy at WKMS, and a little shy making her radio debut. She's seven weeks old and is one of a litter of six. She'll be a medium to large size dog when she's fully grown. See more information about her on Petfinder.com (where she's listed as a boy!).

See more at the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

Environment
2:30 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Illinois Pumpkin Farmers Enjoy Bumper Crop

Illinois farmers say this year’s pumpkin harvest should produce a bumper crop. Farmers in the nation’s top pumpkin producing state say the bountiful harvest is due to a wet spring and dry late-summer weather.

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Environment
12:52 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 2

In the second of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss  her series “On The Grid” for Kentucky Living magazine, about how regulations keep the complex electric utility system running smoothly. In this conversation, they speak about the 'rules that keep the power flowing, how an invisible web of federal rules and regulations governs electric utility operations and affect your bills,' an article written by Grant.. See more about Nancy's work on her website.

Environment
6:17 am
Wed October 2, 2013

2 KY Mussel Species Designated Endangered

Credit http://fw.ky.gov

Two species of freshwater mussels have been designated as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The mussels are only found in portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems.

The agency designated 24 critical habitats in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia for the fluted kidneyshell, while 13 were designated for the slabside pearlymussel in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Forest Wildfires
7:33 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Fall Wildfire Season Starts In Kentucky

Credit www.en.wikipedia.com

The fall wildfire hazard season has started in Kentucky. The season runs from October 1 through December 15. During that time, outdoor burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland.

State Forestry Division Director Leah MacSwords says that with the last several weeks of dry weather, conditions are favorable for the spread of wildfires.

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Environment
3:33 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

From the Garden Gate: The Garden Museum in London

Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. In this edition of "From the Garden Gate," Roy talks about his visit to The Garden Museum in London. 

The Garden Museum in London

Whenever I teach in England as I did for a month this summer, I always feel as if I’m in a kind of gardeners’ heaven.  This summer I got a chance to visit a museum devoted entirely to gardening.  Located across the River Thames from the Houses of Parliament, the Garden History Museum is housed in the rescued and restored medieval church of St Mary-at-Lambeth.

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Environment
6:57 am
Mon September 30, 2013

State Adds To Big Rivers Wildlife Area

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Division of Forestry have purchased more than 4,200 acres of property in western Kentucky for $12.6 million dollars to preserve it for activities such as hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing.

The two agencies purchased the property from the Nature Conservancy of Kentucky last week. Along with 2,488 acres acquired in Union County in 2011, the Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest will cover more than 6,700 acres.

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Environment
7:15 am
Thu September 26, 2013

IL Gets Federal Grant For Local Crops

Illinois will receive nearly $500,000 in federal funds to expand the availability of fresh, locally grown produce. Agriculture Director Bob Flider said yesterday the money will come from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. It will be split among 12 projects focused on local produce.

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Environment
7:13 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Watchdog Group Wants Special Session On Pipeline

Government watchdog group Common Cause of Kentucky is urging Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special session this fall.

The session would seek to pass legislation protecting private landowners from companies wanting to use eminent domain for a controversial pipeline project. The Bluegrass Pipeline is being built by Williams Co. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners of Texas.

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Environment
4:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

From the Garden Gate: September Gardening

Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. In this edition of "From the Garden Gate," Roy talks about the 'vegetative doldrums' of September, and how to prepare for next season.

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