Environment

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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Environment
7:18 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Beshear Announces Funds For Adventure Tourism

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced more than $1.1 million to develop and maintain 20 trail projects throughout Kentucky.

Beshear said opening trails is key to expanding adventure tourism, allowing communities to attract tourists while also providing outdoor activities for local residents.

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Environment
7:18 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Whooping Cranes Make Stop In KY En Route To Florida

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A flock of whooping cranes being guided by an aircraft on the way to Florida has arrived in Union County.

The endangered birds began a migration in early October from a wildlife area in Wisconsin. A release from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership this week says the cranes have entered Kentucky.

It is the 13th group of birds involved in a project to reintroduce the species in eastern North America.

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Environment
7:27 am
Fri November 15, 2013

IL State Police Opening Firing Ranges To Hunters

Hunters will get to use Illinois State Police firing ranges to test fire and sight their shotguns in anticipation of deer hunting season.

Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau said yesterday five ranges will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

They're located in Joliet, LaSalle, Macomb, Pawnee and Pittsfield.

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Puppies Sound Good
2:44 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Max and Sweet Pea

Max (left) and Sweet Pea (right), brother and sister

Puppies! Our favorite day of the month at WKMS. This time we met two seven-week-old puppies, Max and Sweet Pea, up for adoption. Max is black and Sweet Pea has brown and black coloring (kind of like a German Shepherd). These puppies are mixed-breed with features from a few different breeds. Also, they came from a litter of 15! Max and Sweet Pea were very adorable and sweet. You'll hear Max throughout the interview, watching his sister being playful. What could he be saying?

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