Environment

Environment
7:42 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Grants Will Help Pay for Kentucky Recreational Trail Development

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About 20 local governments and other agencies will share more than $1.1 million in grants to develop and maintain recreational trails across Kentucky. The money will also help pay for the acquisition of easements and for trailhead facilities for motorized and non-motorized use.

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Eggners Ferry Bridge
11:36 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Contractor Says Debris Removal on Track Despite Delays

Contractors are still on track to finish debris removal from the Eggners Ferry Bridge crash site despite delays from heavy winds from Hurricane Sandy. Contractors are working seven days a week on Kentucky Lake to bring up pieces of steel and concrete that fell into the water when the cargo ship Delta Mariner destroyed part of the bridge in January. Crews had expected to complete work by the end of November.

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Environment
7:28 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Evacuation Order Lifted in West Point Train Derailment

Evacuations for the town of West Point, near Louisville, have been lifted and homeowners are being allowed back in four days after a chemical fire started at a train derailment site.

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Environment
3:18 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Teaching Kids about the Outdoors at the Hazlewood Every Child Outdoors Center

Set on 380 acres on Kentucky Lake near Paris Landing State Park, a former Girl Scout camp now hosts programs encouraging healthy eating and outdoor activity for young people and their families. Just back from hiking the Appalachian Trail, Hazlewood Every Child Outdoors Center programming coordinator Vicki Jo Stevens-Valentine is passionate about teaching us how to make the most out of our beautiful region's natural assets.

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Environment
11:55 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Recycling Center Catches Fire Again

A Union City, Tenn., recycling center has erupted in flames for the second time in two months. A previously unburned part of Greenway Recover & Recycle caught fire shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday. Union City Fire Chief Kelly Edmison says a fire crew remains on site to control the blaze. Edmison says fires in bales of plastic have been difficult to put out because of the type of material. He says plastic from the first fire in September continues to smolder.

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Environment
8:53 am
Thu November 1, 2012

P&L Railway Opens Outreach Center After Train Derailment

Paducah and Louisville Railway opened an outreach center this morning for displaced residents affected by a train derailment in central Kentucky. The train crashed Monday, releasing butadiene into the air. It’s a hazardous chemical used in making tires. A statement from the company says the outreach center will help resident seeking reimbursement for money spent on lodging, food, lost work days, and travel expenses. Residents near the crash evacuated for safety. And yesterday, three workers were injured when a fire broke out during clean up efforts.

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Environment
3:17 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Kentucky Agriculture Fares Better Than Predictions

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Kentucky’s agriculture industry is faring better than early predictions.  The agriculture industry, which includes crops, cattle and horses, earned more than $5 billion.  That figure is beyond Kentucky’s reach this year, but University of Kentucky Agriculture Economist Will Snell says many farmers should still do okay.

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Hurricane Sandy
2:18 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Red Cross Seeks Blood Donation Following Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy victims take advantage of American Red Cross shelters.
Credit American Red Cross

UPDATE: Nearly 300 Red Cross blood drives have already been canceled due to the storm, and more cancelations are expected. This represents a loss of as many as 10,500 blood and platelet products.

The American Red Cross is asking people to give blood to help meet the needs of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Paducah Area Red Cross Executive Director Jessica Toren says close to 100 Red Cross blood drives in the northeast are cancelled due to the storm. Toren says that number will likely increase as the week goes on.

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Breaking
10:58 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Shelter-In-Place Warning Expanded to 2 Miles After Train Derailment

Update: 11:10 a.m.

EMA/MetroSafe is now saying the evacuation and road closures will likely last 24 hours after the incident.

Update: 10:55 a.m.

The evacuations and road closures caused by a train derailment and chemical leak in southwestern Jefferson County will likely last for at least 14 hours.

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Weather
3:07 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Ky. to Stay Dry After Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast

Credit NASA

While the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Sandy, western Kentuckians don’t have to worry about storms on Halloween. National Weather Service Meteorologist Ryan Presley says the area will stay dry after the hurricane hits the coast. 

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