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Environment
3:40 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Mitch McConnell to Rest of World: ‘Proceed With Caution’ on Climate Deal

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The U.S. has submitted its carbon emissions reduction plan to the United Nations, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is already warning the rest of the world that America may not follow through on it.

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Environment
3:26 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Offering Specialty Crop Production Grants

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s offering nearly $300,000 in funding for farmers producing specialty crops. This includes fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops.

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Environment
4:07 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Calloway Co. Humane Society Holds "Easter Bone Hunt" This Weekend

Kathy Hodge on Sounds Good
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Now that Spring is in the air (for the most part), it's time to let your pets shake off some of that winter 'cabin fever.' The Humane Society of Calloway County Executive Director Kathy Hodge visits Sounds Good to talk with Kate Lochte about its Easter Bone Hunt Saturday afternoon at the Central Park Courthouse Pavilion, featuring an Easter bonnet parade, photos with the Easter Bunny, paw paintings, microchipping and more dog activities that you can shake (or throw) a stick at.

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Environment
12:22 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Black Vulture Attacks on Newborn Calves Qualify for Federal Livestock Indemnity Program

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Local farmers who have lost cattle to the recent harsh winter weather can apply for federal assistance under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Livestock Indemnity Program. But the same program also helps farmers whose livestock have been killed by federally-protected avian predators like the black vulture.

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Environment
7:19 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

TVA Holds First Forum on 2015 Integrated Resources Plan

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The Tennessee Valley Authority held the first of seven public meetings Thursday night in Chattanooga over its new plan for a gradual transition from coal to nuclear power.

Specifically, the 2015 Integrated Resource Plan outlines various scenarios and strategies the power provider may face through 2033.

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Tourism/Recreation
2:10 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Record-Breaking College Bass Fishing Tournament Held at Kentucky Lake

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Over 300 fisherman from across the nation will be on Kentucky Lake this weekend for what organizers hope to be the largest college bass tournament of all-time.  

The inaugural FLW college tournament is open to all eligible college teams, regardless of division or location. The event is free to any college team. 

Murray State University will be represented by Seth Brock and Lance Freeman.  

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Environment
3:15 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Flood Watch in Effect Thurs/Fri as Rainfall Adds to Already-Saturated Ground

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  National Weather Service meteorologists are calling for more than two inches of rain in some parts of western Kentucky over the next two days.

A flood watch for the quad-state area will go into effect at 6 p.m. Thursday evening and remain in place until at least 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Environment
4:36 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Sadie!

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This month, we meet Sadie, a black and tan hound mix, roughly 10 or 11 weeks old. When this outgoing puppy came arrived, her tail never stopped wagging and she sniffed everything. She's a curious and happy puppy that loved getting treats and cuddles from the station crew. Kathy Hodge, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Calloway County, says she's in a foster home with a large and small dog and some cats and predicts she'll be 50 pounds when fully grown. She speaks with Todd Hatton about Sadie and also the Easter Bone Hunt event coming up and how to prepare your pets for emergency weather. 

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Environment
12:03 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

LBL Accepting Advisory Board Applications Through March 19

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The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is looking to fill vacancies on its advisory board.

The 17-member board advises on environmental education efforts and the promotion of public participation in land and resource management planning.

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Environment
2:58 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Flooding Closes Some Kentucky Highways

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As today’s rain adds to the melted snow from last week’s winter storm, several roads across the region are experiencing high water.

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