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Environment
2:11 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Group Files Lawsuit Seeking Clarification on Eminent Domain for Bluegrass Pipeline

Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline rallied in Frankfort this summer.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Originally published on Thu December 5, 2013 2:17 pm

A group of Kentuckians that opposes the use of eminent domain for a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky has filed a lawsuit, hoping to clarify the state’s laws.

Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain (KURE) filed the declaratory judgment action in Franklin County Circuit Court this afternoon. The group is asking the court to clarify whether the Bluegrass Pipeline—a project that build 500 miles of new pipeline across Kentucky and Ohio to carry natural gas liquids from gas fracking operations—could invoke eminent domain if landowners in the pipeline’s path refuse to grant easements.

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Weather
4:59 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

What Can You Expect with Ice and Wind... See Our Resources For Winter Weather

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Below are links to helpful resources available in our area. 

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Environment
3:48 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Southern Illinoisans Express Concern About Fracking at Public Hearing

Credit http://energy.umich.edu

Some Southern Illinois residents are concerned about hydraulic fracturing related water quality, chemical trade secrets and the size of fines levied on the industry.  

The comments came from among the 175 present at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ public hearing on fracking last night at Rend Lake College in Ina. A six-member panel listened to a range of public comments about the IDNR’s proposed fracking regulations.

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Environment
7:22 am
Mon December 2, 2013

TWRA Unleashes New App

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has a new mobile app that allows users to take along the latest agency info wherever they go.

The new app includes access to all hunting, trapping, fishing and boating guidelines. Hunters can keep a hunting diary, access their harvest logs and upload their trophy photos. Anglers can access a mobile fish identification guide.

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Environment
7:17 am
Wed November 27, 2013

12 KY Counties Receive Tourism Grants

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Grants totaling nearly $600,000 will go to help pay for recreational and tourism projects in 12 Kentucky counties.

Governor Steve Beshear announced the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants yesterday and says the Department for Local Government will administer the funds.

Beshear's office the fund is a grant matching reimbursement program for projects such as campgrounds, sports and play fields, swimming and fishing areas, boating facilities and trails.

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Environment
11:48 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Understanding the Wild Turkey

 Kate Lochte speaks with LBL Wildlife Technician Curtis Fowler about the wild turkey. Fowler explains the hard life of a turkey, times when turkeys were scarce in the US and when reintroduction took place, also a turkey's ability to fly and when you might see one airborne.

See more about turkey hunting at LBL.

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Environment
10:47 am
Tue November 26, 2013

LATA Notifies Employees of December Layoffs at PGDP Site

The company federally-contracted to clean up the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant notified 91 workers of layoffs Monday.

LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky notified 79 union workers from the United Steelworkers Local 550, as well as 12 salaried workers.

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Environment
7:01 am
Mon November 25, 2013

TN Waterfowl Season Opening

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Waterfowl hunting season opens on Thanksgiving Day throughout Tennessee except the Reelfoot zone.

The season there opened for two days earlier this month and reopens on Saturday. Both waterfowl seasons end on January 26.

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Energy
5:01 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Big Rivers Customers Can Expect Another Rate Increase, As Sebree Smelter Opts Out of Contract

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The Big Rivers Electric Corp. will be forced to raise rates again for its 113,000 customers, as a second western Kentucky aluminum smelter has reached an agreement to purchase its electricity on the free market.

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Environment
7:04 am
Fri November 22, 2013

IL Firearm Deer Hunting About To Begin

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It is firearm deer hunting season in Illinois. The annual firearm deer hunting season starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Then it picks up again for another four days between Dec. 5-8.

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