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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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Environment
12:18 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Grand Rivers Hosts Water Restriction Meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts a public meeting tonight in Grand Rivers to discuss and answer questions about water restrictions around dams on the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The Corps announced in December that it would restrict all water access above or below 10 dams including one on Lake Barkley because the areas are dangerous.

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Environment
7:47 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Tennessee Deer Hunting Season Cut Short

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Tennessee wildlife officials say this year’s deer season was a good one, but colder weather would have made it even better. 

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Puppies Sound Good
12:03 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Laura and Lera on Puppies Sound Good

Two adorable terrier mixes, Laura and Lera came up to the station for Puppies Sound Good! Every second Wednesday of the month, Kathy Hodge of the Calloway County Humane Society brings up puppies looking for homes. This month: Laura and Lera, part of a litter of five girls, described as looking like a little bit of everything, but mostly terrier. They have big paws, so we think they'll grow up to be medium-sized adult dogs. If you are interested in adoption, please visit their website: www.humanesocietyofcallowaycounty.org.

Environment
7:08 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Army Corps Tamps Down Barge Worries on Mississippi

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The Army Corps of Engineers says its efforts to keep a crucial stretch of the Mississippi River open to barge traffic should help avert a shipping shutdown that river industry officials fear is imminent.

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Environment
7:50 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Muhlenberg TVA Plant Make Polluter List

A Tennessee Valley Authority coal-fired power plant in Muhlenberg County that is undergoing expensive pollution control upgrades has been named a top polluter. The Environmental Integrity Project says the TVA Paradise Fossil Plant near Drakesboro emitted more than 1,500 pounds of arsenic, almost a ton of lead and about 1,400 pounds of chromium in 2011. The plant was ranked third on the group’s metal emissions list, which was compiled from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data. 

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Environment
7:54 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Snowfall Not Expected to Fix Drought Damage

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Although western Kentucky has already seen its first snow storm of the season, experts say much more will have to fall to ease farmers’ pain from the past summer’s drought. The Dec. 26 snow storm dropped up to 7 inches of snow in Kentucky and up to a foot in some places in Illinois. But climatologists say it would take at least 8 feet of snow to return the soil to its pre-drought condition in time for spring planting. The average snowfall for Paducah is 10 inches, so the large amount of snowfall isn’t likely to happen.

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