Environment

Coal
12:23 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Patriot, Union Exchange Jabs Over Bankruptcy

Prospects of a mine workers' strike involving Patriot Coal are intensifying after a bankruptcy judge signed off on the company's push to abandon its labor agreement with the United Mine Workers of America.

Patriot operates two mines in Union and Henderson counties in Kentucky.

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Environment
7:36 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Bigger Wheat Crop Forecast In KY

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Kentucky wheat farmers are expected to harvest a larger crop this year. Winter wheat production in the state is forecast at 39.2 million bushels, up 35% from last year's harvest. The forecast comes from the National Agricultural Statistics Service's field office in Kentucky.

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Puppies Sound Good
12:23 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Winston & Houston

Today we met two brothers, Winston (mostly white) and Houston (mostly black). They are two adorable border collie-labrador retriever-red heeler mixes up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. These two pups were very low key and sleepy when they came up to the station, but full of love for everyone who came to greet them. Once we took them into the studio, they got some energy and played with each other during the human conversation. They will grow up to be very intelligent and active mid-sized dogs that need good homes and owners who will keep them busy. 

More on Houston from Petfinder.

More on Winston from Petfinder.

Adoption information at the Humane Society of Calloway County Website.

Environment
7:33 am
Wed June 12, 2013

TN Wildlife Commission Tweaks Bear Hunt Rules

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The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has tweaked changes to the bear hunting season. At a specially called teleconference on Monday, the commission changed a proclamation to prevent conflicts between user groups, including bear hunters taking part in scheduled bear dog hunts.

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Environment
7:30 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Beshear Tells Obama KY Wants To Explore Hemp

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has told President Barack Obama Kentucky wants to explore industrial hemp production. Beshear sent a letter to the White House last week, asking that the Office of Drug Control Policy, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. attorney general's office work with the Drug Enforcement Administration to identify economic opportunities that wouldn't negatively impact drug eradication efforts.

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Wildlife
12:47 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Snake Fungus Found in Tennessee

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Wildlife biologists say a fungal disease that affects snakes has spread to Tennessee. The affliction can interfere with a snake's vision and, in some cases, deform a snake's head, making it difficult for it to feed.

WPLN radio reported the fungus has been found in Tennessee only on timber rattlesnakes.

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Environment
12:25 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Mississippi River dropping, but problems remain

The junction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers at Cairo, IL
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National Weather Service meteorologists say the flood-swollen Mississippi River is going down, but it will be some time before things dry out.  The waterway has crested from Iowa through southern Missouri and Illinois but remains above flood stage at many spots.  Hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland are under water and hundreds of roads remain closed.  The river is still 10 feet above technical flood stage at Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Grafton, Illinois.

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Environment
1:59 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

From the Garden Gate: The Evening Garden

Moon Flower
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Roy Helton, an English professor at Murray State University, has a passion for gardening and has transformed his own yard into a showplace. In this installment of "From the Garden Gate," he talks about the evening garden.

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Environment
1:48 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Summer Events at Ft. Donelson National Battlefield

Todd Hatton speaks with Mike Manning, Chief Ranger, and Brian McCutcheon, Park Superintendent, of Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee about events and activities this summer. In this interview, Manning also describes the historical significance of the fort during the Civil War. Work starts on a new museum, with new exhibits like gunboats, earthworks, and the effects on regional populations. For now, see the traveling exhibit, "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War, " on display now in the welcome center. Later this summer, see an Army/Navy Exhibit offered by longtime friends of the park. See more on the Fort Donelson website

Environment
7:23 am
Wed June 5, 2013

TN Wildlife Commission Meets On Bear Hunt And Hogs

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The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a specially-called meeting next week to discuss bear hunting and the incidental taking of wild hogs. Members of the public can attend the meeting June 10th at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville or attend a teleconference at TWRA regional offices in Jackson, Crossville or Morristown. The audience should be seated by noon central time.  The commission's next regular meeting will be June 27th and 28th in Nashville.

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