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Environment
6:23 am
Wed October 16, 2013

KY Continues Reforesting Efforts

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The Kentucky Division of Forestry is again making more than 50 species of trees available for planting in an initiative aimed at reforesting the state.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Turner said more than 1 million acres of land in Kentucky could benefit from tree planting to improve wildlife habitat and protect the soil from erosion by wind or water in rural areas.

And in urban areas, Turner said, trees reduce the heat, wind, dust and noise.

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Environment
6:20 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Report Shows TN Nuclear Violations

A recent congressional study shows Tennessee's nuclear plants had a total of 258 safety violations between 2000 and 2012.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the Government Accountability Office report that's awaiting release. Nuclear Regulatory Commission figures cited in the report show the Sequoyah plant in Soddy-Daisy had 125 violations, of which all but two were lower-level violations.

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Environment
6:45 am
Thu October 10, 2013

THP Warns Motorists Of Deer On Roads

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol is warning motorists about deer-related crashes during the fall and winter.

THP Colonel Tracy Trott is urging drivers to be aware and cautious in areas where deer are found.

Trott says the chances of striking deer are considerably higher during hunting and mating season, especially in November. There were almost 6,000 deer-related crashes in 2012.

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Environment
6:42 am
Thu October 10, 2013

IL To Sell Off-Highway Recreation Stamps

Illinois officials say they will improve all-terrain vehicle recreational access by selling usage stamps beginning early next year.

The Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that $15 "off-highway vehicle" stamps will be issued by approved vendors along with hunting and fishing licenses. They will be valid from April 1 through March 31, 2015.

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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

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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

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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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