Environment

FLW Fishing Report
10:55 am
Fri July 20, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: All About the Alabama Rig

Scott Ellison says conditions for fishing are improving and shares the history and controversy behind the Alabama Rig. 

Well, the fishing has been as up and down as the stock market over the last few days. It perked up for a while, then got lackluster during the rainy period, and now is improving again. Really, it’s not bad considering how hot it is.

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Environment
6:56 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Additional Purchase Counties Named Exceptional Drought Areas

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Four more counties in the Jackson Purchase have been given the ‘exceptional drought’ status by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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Environment
12:10 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Nitrogen Levels High in Drought-Damaged Corn

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State agriculture officials say farmers should take caution when turning their drought-damaged corn into silage.

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Environment
9:37 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Burn Ban Lifted

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A little rain makes a difference in two drought-stricken Western Kentucky counties. The Paducah Sun reports Carlisle County lifts a ban on open burning today. 

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Environment
7:10 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Kentucky Commissioner Warns Against Drought-stricken Silage

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is warning livestock producers and corn growers to take steps to avoid harming livestock by feeding them drought-stricken corn silage. 

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Environment
8:17 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Snake Bites on the Rise

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Kentucky wildlife officials say you’ll need to watch where you step when you head outside. Snake bites are on the rise in the Commonwealth.  

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Environment
8:01 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Kentucky Agency Asks Public to Report Diseased Deer

http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is asking for the public's help in locating deer suffering from a disease that's prevalent in warm weather.  

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Land Between the Lakes
9:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

LBL Offering Public Final Chance to Comment on Changes Coming to Park After Budget Cuts

In April Land Between the Lakes officials announced the park’s federal maintenance budget had been reduced by 50 percent. The total loss amounted to about $800,000 for the park. Over the past few months, we’ve been following the efforts of local Forest Service officials as they try to determine how best to deal with the cuts. The process involved seeking public input at several meetings around the park, as well as an online questionnaire. Now, the public has a final chance to give their input to park administrators before they make the final decision on changes in August.

Drought
7:33 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Governor Quinn Heading to Southern Illinois to Discuss Drought Response

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The entire state of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and Governor Pat Quinn plans to visit the southern end of the state Monday to discuss the plans for responding to dry conditions. 

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Environment
4:35 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Comer Addresses Disaster Declaration

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the federal disaster declaration that has been issued for 26 counties in the Commonwealth will help farmers there recover from severe drought. 

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