Environment

Environment
7:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Energy And Environment Promoting Young Photography

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The state Energy and Environment Cabinet is taking submissions from young nature photographers for a contest. The cabinet's "Capture the Earth" contest is for middle school students grades 6 to 8.

Cabinet Secretary Len Peters says the contest is meant to get students outside to explore their natural surroundings.

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Environment
4:24 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Meet West Kentucky Coal Miners

Credit Austin Ramsey, WKMS

AWARD ENTRY:

In 2013 for the first time in over 50 years West Kentucky coal mines produced more than their eastern counterparts. Coal companies employ more than 4,000 people in 10 west Kentucky counties, and more than 90% of Kentucky’s power comes from this ancient mineral. But there is much more beyond these numbers. In this WKMS News Documentary  we explore West Kentucky Coal and its people, places and power.

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Environment
7:40 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

TVA: Moderate Risk of Power Outage at MSU Main Campus, Classes and Events Continue as Scheduled

From Murray State University: TVA has notified Murray State University officials that there is a moderate risk of a power outage on MSU’s main campus in Murray.

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Environment
7:21 am
Mon January 20, 2014

LBL Waives Fees For Holiday

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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is waiving fees at some day-use facilities on today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

General admission to the Elk and Bison Prairie will be free, and Wranglers Campground will waive day-use riding fees.

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Environment
4:34 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Henderson Taking Precautions In Wake of West Virginia Chemical Spill

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Henderson is taking steps to ensure the safety of drinking water as some pollutants move down the Ohio River. 

Last week’s chemical spill in West Virginia’s Elk River West Virginia has water utilities downstream taking precautions. The plume is expected to reach Henderson Monday morning.

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Environment
3:31 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

$7,200 Reward For Info on Whooping Crane Shooting in West Ky.

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UPDATE: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now offering a $7,200.00 reward for anyone with information related to to the shooting of the two Whooping Cranes in Hopkins/Muhlenberg County area. 

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Environment
1:57 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Kentucky Wraps Up Third Year of Controversial Sandhill Crane Hunting Season

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Kentucky’s third annual sandhill crane hunting season wrapped up yesterday and Fish and Wildlife officials are calling it a success.

The most recent numbers show 87 birds were killed in this year’s sandhill crane hunting season, mostly in Barren County. That’s slightly lower than last year, when 92 birds were killed. But both years, the actual hunt fell far below the quota of 400 birds the Department of Fish and Wildlife set.

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Environment
7:35 am
Mon January 13, 2014

In Owensboro, Coal Mine Opponents Use Unlikely Tools to Fight Proposed Mine

A view of some of the land that could be mined, as seen from the Pennyroyal Girl Scout Camp.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Originally published on Mon January 13, 2014 6:03 am

A court decision that's expected later this year could decide the fate of a proposed Western Kentucky surface coal mine, and potentially set a precedent for other mines in Daviess County. For the past two years, residents and environmental groups have been campaigning against the mine, arguing it will irreparably damage the environment and erode nearby residents’ quality of life. And they’re using a unique, and unexpected, tool to fight the mine.

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Environment
4:30 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

MSU Only Interruptible Service Contract Exercised in West KY

A Tennessee Valley Authority spokesman says at least 1,200 interruptible service contract customers participated in helping the utility get through the high demand for power during this week’s arctic cold.

Duncan Mansfield said Murray State University, which shut down power Monday night, was the only such customer in western Kentucky.

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Puppies Sound Good
3:12 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Flo

Today we met Flo, an eight-week old border collie mix. She's all black and has long, fluffy fur. Flo was very sweet and sleepy, in Kathy Hodge's arms and in the studio, too.  She and her brother and sister are all up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Kathy says she'll grow up to be a mid-sized dog when fully grown.

See Flo on Petfinder.

See adoption information on the Humane Society of Calloway County's website.

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