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Environment
8:28 am
Thu January 24, 2013

TN Wins Federal Grant for Food Safety Center

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Tennessee is one of five states receiving federal grant money to establish an Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.

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Environment
3:23 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Data Released From Comprehensive Survey of Kentucky's Horses

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Kentucky is home to around 242,400 horses, according to new data released from a statewide survey. From June to October of last year, researchers with the National Agricultural Statistics Service counted equines across the state, ranging from thoroughbreds at large farms to ponies in people’s backyards.

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Environment
8:38 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Vessel Strikes Mississippi River Lock and Dam

Mississippi River traffic has been halted near St. Louis after a vessel struck a lock and dam yesterday morning.

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Environment
4:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Whitfield Opposes Closing Waters Around Dams to Fishing

Kentucky First District Congressman Ed Whitfield says he’s against closing off waters close to Cumberland River dams to boaters and fisherman. Army Corp of Engineers officials say the restrictions would include closing off 400 feet of water upstream and 700 downstream from Barkley Dam.

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Environment
8:26 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Toxic Levels Down In KY

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Kentucky officials say an inventory that records industrial toxic releases in the state showed a reduction in releases in 2011.

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Environment
3:34 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

TVA Hacking Program in 80's Results in Robust Eagle Populations in West Ky

Dr. Steve White joined Murray State University in 1981 about the same time as the local TVA hacking program was underway. Captive-born eaglets were released into the wild without human contact to repopulate the region whose habitat is preferred by eagles. Eagles stay where they learn to fly and today the resident population is stable and thriving. Dr. White gives the historical perspective.

Environment
2:36 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Deadly Bat Disease Found in Mammoth Cave National Park

The first confirmed case of a fatal bat disease has been found in Mammoth Cave National Park. White Nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats across North America. Nearly all infected bats die, and so far scientists haven’t been able to stop the spread of the fungus.

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Environment
8:56 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Road Conditions To Improve Throughout The Day

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Highway crews continue de-icing work this morning on roadways across western Kentucky.

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Environment
8:42 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Western KY Coal Company Awarded For Reclamaton Efforts

Kentucky officials are honoring some coal companies for efforts to restore the land on former surface mine sites.

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Environment
8:30 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Ends With Record Numbers

Hunters killed 92 sandhill cranes in Kentucky's second hunting season for the bird. That's 42 more than last season.

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