Environment

Kentucky Division of Forestry

Authorities say firefighters have made progress against many of the large wildfires burning in Southeastern Kentucky, but several blazes continue to creep into new areas — and they say more fires have been started by suspected arsonists. 

Kentucky Division of Forestry

High temperatures and winds are complicating efforts at fighting ongoing wildfires across Kentucky but a weekend forecast of rain could provide some relief.

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Several hundred people gathered at the federal courthouse in Louisville Tuesday to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline project; other similar rallies were held simultaneously in cities around the country.

C. Loggers / U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree / Facebook

Paducahans will have a chance to view the National Christmas Tree next week before it’s displayed at the Capitol.  

Jeremy Shiflet, KY Fish & Wildlife

Regional Fish and Wildlife crews gathered in several locations along the Kentucky and Barkley lakes last week for a three day ‘Carp Blitz’ in a collective effort to track the invasive Asian carp species.

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

Over the past year, President-elect Donald Trump has had a lot to say about energy.

As he campaigned around the country promising to “make America great again,” he also told people in Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio that he would make coal great again, too. A Trump presidency, he promised, would oversee a resurgence of coal mining and burning.

NC DC.NOAA.GOV

Officials in some Kentucky communities may need to gauge their local water supply levels closely in the weeks ahead.

Kentucky Division of Forestry

Dry conditions and unseasonably warm temperatures have caused a rash of wildfires across Kentucky. Nearly 30,000 acres of forest and grassland have burned in the eastern half of the state.

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Despite the objections of some Shelby County residents, LG&E and KU Energy are moving forward with plans to construct Kentucky's second "community solar" farm. 

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Progress is being made in fighting wildland fires in southeastern Kentucky. As of late last night there were 21 fires burning in 9 Kentucky counties.

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