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8:14 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Shipping Bounces Back as Mississippi River Rises

Mississippi River shippers say they're returning to handling full loads because the drought-ravaged waterway has benefited from winter storms and aggressive rock-clearing.

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard say the crisis is over with water levels rising and rocks cleared to deepen the channel. The corps recently removed riverbed rocks from a treacherous stretch south of St. Louis, and it says recent snow and rain have helped raise the Mississippi. 

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Environment
3:29 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

National Weather Service Plans Change to Emergency Alert Wording

The National Weather Service plans to tweak its wording in weather warnings in April.

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Environment
8:12 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Army Corps Reports on 2011 Mississippi Flood

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the near-historic Mississippi River flood of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like no other flood before it.

The Army Corps released a report Monday saying the Mississippi River and Tributaries system was operated as it was designed to work and was mostly successful in fighting the flood along of the nation's most important inland waterway.

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Environment
2:28 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Land Between the Lakes: New Season, Fee Changes

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In December, we reported that Land Between the Lakes will have to cut $1 million from their annual operating budget, following across-the-board budget reduction for all national parks. On Sounds Good, Land Between the Lakes' Denise Schmittou outlines the new season and a few fee changes due to the budget review.

Environment
12:23 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

KY Fish and Wildlife Seeks To Curb Invasive Carp Population In Tournament

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A March fishing tournament is set to curb the  growing population of the invasive Asian carp in the region.

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Environment
7:50 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Kentucky Forest Fire Hazard Season Begins

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Spring forest fire hazard season begins Friday across Kentucky. The Division of Forestry says burning anything within 150 feet of woodlands during daylight hours is illegal between Feb. 15 and April 30. Debris fires may be legally set after 6 p.m., when conditions are less likely to spread flames.

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Environment
12:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Sorghum Making Comeback to Rivers Region

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When most people think of sorghum they think of sorghum molasses, a contemporary of modern day maple syrup. But recent breakthroughs are changing sorghum’s role as a pancake sweetener.

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Environment
4:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Sorghum Making Comeback to Rivers Region

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When most people think of sorghum they think of sorghum molasses, a contemporary of modern day maple syrup. But recent breakthroughs are changing sorghum’s role as a pancake sweetener.

Calloway County Farmer Trip Furches leans forward in his office chair as he explains why last year was the first time he planted energy sorghum and sweet sorghum.

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Environment
7:24 am
Tue February 5, 2013

'Great Shake Out' Drill Prepares Students for Earthquake

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It’s been more than 200 years since a major earthquake rocked portions of the Midwest including western Kentucky. David Davis, with Kentucky Emergency Management, says there were actually a series of quakes in 1811 and 1812.

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Environment
8:41 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Corps of Engineers Clearing New Section of Mississippi

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has cleared tons of rock from one section of the middle Mississippi River and is now moving work upstream in response to river levels lowered by recent drought conditions.

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