Environment

Environment
11:55 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Hickman Harbor Receives $625K for Dredging

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Hickman, Kentucky’s Elvis J. Stahr Harbor will receive $625,000 for dredging as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to improve Mississippi River ports.

Hickman/Fulton County  Riverport Authority director Greg Curlin says the funding will allow for dredging about half of the harbor. He says securing funding for dredging is always a battle, but is necessary to keep the harbor navigable and open.

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Environment
8:43 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Southeast Missouri Feels M4.0 Earthquake

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Missouri’s bootheel felt a magnitude 4.0 earthquake last night. The United States Geological Survey reported the initial shock hit around 10:51 PM about 2 miles south of Steele in the far southeast corner of the state. There have been no reports of damage.

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Environment
2:34 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Bat Species Put on ‘Threatened’ List Due to White Nose Syndrome

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Citing drastic population loss, the federal government has listed the northern long-eared bat as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act. This is the first bat species to be protected under the act solely because of the toll the disease white nose syndrome has taken on its population.

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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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