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Environment
4:35 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Kentucky Regulators Want Flexibility in Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plants

Credit Erica Peterson

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose rules regulating greenhouse gas emissions—like carbon dioxide –from existing power plants next June. But Kentucky regulators are preemptively trying to influence the agency’s decision-making.

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Environment
3:40 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Mayfield Animal Shelter Gets PetSmart Grant

A member of the Mayfield Graves County Animal Shelter board of directors, Doug Carneal, talks about its receiving a PetSmart Charities grant for spaying and neutering dogs outside the city limits. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the grant and how it will impact the Mayfield area animal shelter. See more about the animal shelter on Facebook.

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Weather
11:18 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Predicted Severe Weather Prompts Changes to Trick Or Treating Activities

Credit National Weather Service / NOAA

Possible severe weather predicted for Halloween is prompting some changes for area trick-or-treating activities. The National Weather Service is warning storm systems moving upwards of 5o to 60 mph throughout the region this evening. A tornado watch is in effect until 1:00 a.m. 

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Environment
4:58 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 3

In the third 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.

See more about Nancy's work on her website.

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Environment
6:57 am
Mon October 28, 2013

LBL to Close Some Wildlife Refuges for Winter

Credit LBL Forest Service

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is closing nine wildlife refuges for the winter starting next month.

The refuges include portions of Duncan Bay, Smith Bay, and Rushing Bay on Kentucky Lake; Fulton and Honker bays on Lake Barkley; and Long Creek Refuge at the back of Elbow Bay.

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Environment
6:48 am
Mon October 28, 2013

TWRA Offering Tree Planting Grants

Credit wikipedia.com

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering grants to assist with riparian tree planting projects.

Five grants of $500 each are available in each of TWRA's four regions.

Seedlings must be bought through the Department of Agriculture or Division of Forestry.

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Environment
2:15 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

McConnell Urges TVA to Keep Coal-Fired Plant

McConnell and Johnson

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met Wednesday with Tennessee Valley Authority president William Johnson to seek continued operation of the Paradise Fossil Plant, a coal-fired generator in Muhlenberg County.

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Environment
7:09 am
Fri October 25, 2013

KY Foresters Collecting Native Seeds

Credit LBL Forest Service

Foresters are scouring university campuses, tree farms, cemeteries and Kentucky woodlands in search of nuts, fruit and seeds from native trees.

Division of Forestry Director Leah MacSwords says staffers from her agency will plant them in the state's two nurseries to produce seedlings that can be replanted.

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Environment
7:36 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Big Rivers Wildlife Area Addition Being Dedicated

A massive addition to the Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest is being dedicated this week. The Kentucky Division of Forestry and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is meeting with lawmakers, local officials and funding partners Wednesday on the more than 4,000 acre property.

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Environment
6:39 am
Thu October 17, 2013

KY State Parks Prepare Early For Eagle Tours

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Kentucky Department of Parks is urging nature lovers to make plans now for prime eagle-watching early next year.

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