Environment

Environment
4:21 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Coal Miner Alleges Discrimination for Reporting Safety Issues at Western Kentucky Plant

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 7:11 pm

A Western Kentucky coal miner is alleging several counts of workplace discrimination, after he reported safety problems at his job and was fired.

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Environment
11:32 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Cleanup Begins at Bowling Green Corvette Museum Sinkhole, Estimate Damages at $1M

Eight cars fell into the sinkhole that opened up at the Corvette Museum Wednesday.
National Corvette Museum

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A team of experts assembled Thrusday at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.  They’re developing a plan for stabilizing the Skydome where eight cars fell into a sinkhole Wednesday. 

Museum Director Wendell Strode isn’t sure when the cars will be removed.

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Puppies Sound Good
11:54 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Dancer

Each month, we meet a featured puppy up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. This month, we met Dancer, a beautiful 7-week-old puppy who, along with her brothers and sisters, was born on Christmas Day. Dancer was a bit nervous when she first arrived, since this was her first time being a big girl, away from her litter mates. But she quickly warmed up to everyone here at WKMS giving puppy smooches and cuddling in everyone's arms. Todd speaks with Kathy Hodge of the Humane Society about the meet-and-greet in Murray State's Curris Center today (Wednesday, February 12) until 1 p.m. They also talk about the doggy day spa coming up.

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Environment
4:51 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Winter Pruning Tips from MSU Horticulturalist

With high temperatures expected to reach the lower to mid 50s this weekend, it might just be warm enough to step outside and give that yard some much needed tender loving care. Pruning during the dormant months is the most common practice, allowing plants ample opportunity to grow in the spring. Murray State Horticulture faculty member Pat Williams addresses pruning in the winter and what to do about ice-damaged trees in a workshop from 1 to 3 Saturday (February 15) afternoon at the Pullen Farm greenhouse at the Murray State Arboretum, on Hickory Drive, off Main Street.

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Environment
3:14 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

State Official Says Asian Carp Bow Fishing Tournament Won’t Make a Dent

A bow hunting Asian carp tournament is coming in May to reduce the fish’s population, but a state official says it won’t have a significant effect.

Fisherman James Story is coordinating the tournament in hopes of encouraging bow hunters to go after the carp. But Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Fisheries Director Ron Brooks says there are just too many fish to make an impact in one day.

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Environment
4:46 am
Mon February 10, 2014

School Closings & Delays Monday, Feb. 10

Below is a list of closings, delays and cancelations for Monday, February 10.

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Environment
12:57 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

National Weather Service: Snow Likely Tonight

The National Weather Service says a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere will move across the Mississippi Valley tonight, bringing a spread of snow across the Ohio River Valley. We will likely receive roughly 1 to 2 inches of snow this evening, which may make roads hazardous. Rick Shanklin of NWS in Paducah gives us an outlook on weekend weather.

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Environment
4:48 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

For Trigg County Students Innovative Distinction Creates Flexibility, Changes at School

After being named a District of Innovation, Trigg County Schools are seeking to lift several regulations that could include changing how many years high school students take language arts and math. Now Trigg County High School students must study those subjects all four years.

Trigg Superintendent Travis Hamby says being an innovative district means he can apply for exemptions from regulations. He’s asked for eight.

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Coal
2:25 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

More Than 2,300 Kentucky Coal Jobs Were Lost in 2013

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Kentucky’s coal industry shed more than 2,300 jobs in 2013, according to the latest numbers from the state Energy and Environment Cabinet. And most of those losses were in the Eastern Kentucky coalfields.

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Weather
4:40 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Transportation Officials Suggest Staying In As Rain Predicted to Freeze Overnight

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is spreading salt on roads and highways as a mix of snow, sleet and rain fall throughout the region.

KYTC spokesperson Keith Todd said his biggest concern is ice, since it takes more salt for it to melt.

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