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9:28 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Additional Movement Detected at Old Ledbetter Bridge

Transportation workers are moving to expedite demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge

Kentucky transportation officials say further movement has been detected in approach spans at the Old Ledbetter bridge over the Tennessee River. The Transportation Cabinet said Tuesday that the approach spans showed 2.25 inches of movement in the past 48 hours. 

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Environment
3:14 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Barn Fire Kills 8 Thoroughbreds in Lexington, Investigators Working to Determine Cause

A barn fire near Keeneland in Lexington has taken the lives of eight Thoroughbred horses.

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Environment
4:15 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

How Does Climate Change Affect Kentucky Farmers?

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The US Global Change Research Program released its third climate assessment this week, which found Kentucky farmers could continue to see rising summer temperatures and increased drought in the future.

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Environment
3:50 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

For Many, Farming Is A Labor Of Love, Not A Living

Miller with one of his cows.
Dan Charles NPR

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 8:59 am

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture carries out a census of farmers: who they are, and what they are doing on their farms.

The agency just released the latest one, and it's a feast for all ag geeks. And here's the very first, most basic piece of new information: There are 2,109,303 farmers in this country.

But look a little closer at that number, and you can see that it's not quite what it seems. Most of those farmers are not actually making a living by farming.

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Environment
3:31 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Kentucky, Barkley Lakes Ranked Among Country's Top Bass Fishing Sites

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Four lakes in Kentucky have been ranked among the top bass fishing sites in the country.

Bassmaster Magazine designated the pair of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley as the 18th location based on fish catch rates, input from wildlife agencies, and countrywide polling.

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Environment
3:16 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

More Job Cuts Coming for TVA Employees

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Involuntary layoffs are coming at the Tennessee Valley Authority, as part of an effort to cut operating annual expenses by $500 million.

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Environment
1:57 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

No More Bromine: Coke, Pepsi Drop Controversial Ingredient

A Change.org petition labeled brominated vegetable oil, used in sports drinks like Gatorade, a "fire retardant chemical."
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Originally published on Wed May 7, 2014 8:54 am

Chalk up another win for citizen activists. Coke and Pepsi announced this week that they will no longer use brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, in their soft drinks.

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Environment
2:47 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Thoroughbred Retirement Farm Hopes to Welcome More Derby Competitors One Day

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The founder of a thoroughbred retirement center in central Kentucky hopes to one day meet some of horses racing at Churchill downs this week. 

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Environment
3:35 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Murray Share A Seed Program Gives Trees to Park and Community Members

Mike Gowen explains how, in its tenth year, the Murray Share A Seed Program has received a grant from National Wildlife Federation for 150 native trees. Fifty trees will be planted throughout Murray community parks and another one-hundred will be given away to community members who come to the park on Friday, May 2 between 9 am and Noon. MES will also be donating seedlings to the Murray Art Guild for their Needline garden in back of the Guild. Tracy Ross speaks with Mike Gowen on Sounds Good for details.

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Environment
3:50 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Petition Circulating for Murray/Calloway Parks Tax

Murray-Calloway County Parks Superintendent Tab Brockman seeks to put the community parks on a more stable financial footing. A group known as People for our Parks is holding a petition drive to let voters decide on a tax of $.05 to raise funds funds for the parks, which would be the November 2014 ballot. Kate Lochte learns more about this petition and its purpose on Sounds Good.

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