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Kentucky agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles has joined Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s agricultural advisory committee.

Deer Hunters Urged to Participate in Online Survey

Aug 15, 2016
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Deer hunters in Kentucky are being asked to participate in an online survey that includes a range of hunting and management questions.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the survey is available at www.research.net/r/KYDeerInput2016 through Sept. 9.

It says the survey is the first of its kind in more than a decade. It says the 46 questions cover such topics as buck and doe harvest, season length, youth and mentor opportunities, legal equipment and alternative hunting methods.

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  Kentucky’s black bear population is on the rise and state Fish and Wildlife officials are keeping them under the radar in order to control their numbers.

Murray State University

A field research station on Kentucky Lake has received a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will fund the study of toxic algae blooms.

Kentucky State Parks

Four Kentucky state resort parks will receive $4.9 million in funding for renovations.

The announcement this week is part of a campaign called “Refreshing the Finest”—a statewide effort providing structural repairs, painting, and other upgrades.

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A study of drinking water systems found 6 million Americans, including people in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, are living with drinking water containing chemicals linked to a host of health problems.

National Weather Service Paducah, via Twitter

It’s been a damp summer in many portions of Kentucky, particularly during the month of July.

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This week a federal agency announced it will fund a million dollar review of current research on links between surface coal mining and human health risks. 

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Kentucky joined this week with a dozen other states to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules on the oil and gas industry. 

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Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are planning a new way to offer solar energy to residential customers.