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Environment
8:03 am
Mon March 25, 2013

KY Children Healthier Than National Average

New data shows Kentucky children are healthier on average than children across the nation.  Numbers released last week by the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health show over 85% of children in the Commonwealth were in very good or excellent health for a period covering 2011-2012.

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Environment
8:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Wiring Taken From Bridge, Cabinet Tries Solar

Credit Photo by gobucks2, Flickr Commons

Solar-powered lights have been placed on a western Kentucky bridge while authorities try to find who is responsible for removing wiring from the bridge's navigational lights. Engineers and technicians placed solar-powered lights on the Kentucky 453 Canal Bridge at Grand Rivers, the northern entrance to the Land Between  The Lakes National Recreation Area.

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Health
7:56 am
Fri March 22, 2013

KY Dept. of Public Health Gets Funding To Fight Diabetes

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health says a federal grant will help it fight the state's diabetes epidemic. The state was one of eight states to receive funding from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to a statement, $134,380 will be used to target people with pre-diabetes in an effort to prevent them from developing diabetes.

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Environment
7:51 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Ill To Lead 5-state High-Speed Locomotive Buy

The Federal Railroad Administration has chosen Illinois to lead a group of five states hoping to buy high-speed rail locomotives for more than $800 million dollars. Governor Pat Quinn made the announcement Thursday.

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Environment
1:13 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

John James Audubon State Park Celebrates 75 Years

Kids in the John James Audubon Discovery Center
Credit parks.ky.gov

Henderson, Kentucky’s John James Audubon State Park celebrates a milestone this year. Park Volunteer Tom Jake spoke with Kate Lochte about the exhibits he’s working on for the fabulous museum there, which displays the renowned artworks and personal memorabilia of the Park’s namesake. 

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Environment
7:01 am
Thu March 21, 2013

ILL Trout Fishing Season Opens Next Month

More than 40 Illinois lakes, creeks and ponds are stocked with rainbow trout in anticipation of this season's fishing opener. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller said yesterday the 2013 trout fishing season will begin April 6.

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Environment
1:50 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Study: Illness More Likely in Eastern Kentucky Coal County Than Non-Coal Counties

A new health study in Eastern Kentucky has found that residents in a county where surface mining is prevalent have a higher instance of illness than residents in two control counties.

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Puppies Sound Good
12:04 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Lady and Kenai

Kenai's first adventure is to WKMS!

Puppies Sound Good second Wednesdays monthly on WKMS. Kathy Hodge from the Humane Society of Calloway County brought in two very sweet and cuddly dogs today. Lady is a Pekingese Mix, and a recent mother. Her puppies turn 8 weeks old today! She was curious about the radio station, adventurous but calm and happily greeted everyone she met. Kenai is a baby Dachshund/Beagle Mix who was a little nervous when he first came up, but it was his first adventure. He loved being cuddled and fell asleep in Todd's arms during the conversation. Both dogs need loving homes. Here's more information about them and about how to adopt:

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Environment
9:08 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Carp Anglers Compete in Western KY Competition

Credit USFWS Photo

Anglers are on the hunt in western Kentucky for a pesky fish whose exploding population is threatening two of the state's most popular lakes. They're seeking out the fast-breeding Asian carp, which is gobbling up food supplies and starving out other fish species.

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Environment
9:16 am
Fri March 8, 2013

TennCare Preparing For Spend Down Open Enrollment

Credit Wikimedia Commons

TennCare officials have announced the open enrollment date for a program that helps with high unpaid medical bills for lower-income, elderly or disabled people.

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