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Environment
12:50 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Fire Destroys Union City Recycling Center

A fire has destroyed Union City, Tennessee’s recycling center. Union City Fire Lieutenant James Rhamy says the fire began around midday yesterday at Greenway Recover & Recycle, located in the city's industrial park. Rhamy says used cardboard caught fire, destroying the center and burning woods around it.

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Sounds Good
11:16 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Peace Corps Volunteer Shares Tanzania Experience on Sounds Good

Clinton, Kentucky native Jessica Byassee joined Kate Lochte in the WKMS studio on Sounds Good to share her experience as an environment extension volunteer for two-years in Tanzania. Jess was a student worker at WKMS while completing her degree from Murray State.

Please note: the beginning of this interview was clipped, so we asked Jessica to send us the beginning portion: 

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Environment
1:14 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

APSU Recognized for Sustainibility Programs

APSU and Clarksville-Montgomery County officials
APSU photo

Austin Peay State University has joined a community-based sustainability program. The Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program recognized APSU this week for its conservation efforts. The university added a sustainable campus fee in 2008 to help fund initiatives, such as recycling projects, alternative fuel vehicles, solar panels and better irrigation systems for landscaping. Going green is a trend among universities.

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Environment
4:24 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Severe Weather Predicted for this Evening

The National Weather Service in Paducah predicts severe storms for the early evening. McCracken County Emergency Management Meteorologist Beau Dodson says the storms are forming in front of a cold front that should start sweeping through the area soon. 

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Weather
7:42 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Severe Thunderstorms in the Region

NWS Paducah

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for our area. NWS is reporting winds in excess of 60 mph and penny-sized hail.

Affected Counties are:

WESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY
CALLOWAY COUNTY
SOUTHERN CRITTENDEN COUNTY.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY
LYON COUNTY
MARSHALL COUNTY
TRIGG COUNTY

Warning is in effect until 8:15 PM.

Environment
3:50 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

225 Marijuana Plants Eradicated in Trigg Co.

Marijuana plants found and destroyed in Trigg County.
Photo courtesy Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police are looking for suspects following a large marijuana plant bust in Trigg County. KSP Public Information Officer Jay Thomas says troopers eradicated 225 marijuana plants in the Rockcastle community. Thomas puts the plant’s street value at $225,000.

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Environment
1:55 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Princeton Shuts Down Water to Locate Leak

Matthew Bowden, Wikimedia Commons

UPDATE 10 PM: The water main has been repaired, restoring service to around 2,ooo households in Princeton. Water Department Finance Director Tracy Muscove says a boil water order is in effect until further notice. She says it will probably be lifted some time on Friday. 

Roadway access has also been restored to the KY 139/KY 293 truck route through Princeton, according to KYTC public information officer Keith Todd.

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Environment
4:11 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Calvert City Waste Site Management Suing for Cleanup Costs

The group managing a former Marshall County hazardous waste site is suing more than 300 companies, municipalities and universities to recoup the cost of waste removal. LWD PRP wants to force 334 others to kick in money to cover the costs of removing a variety of hazardous pollutants from the incinerator site in Calvert City. The 32-acre plant operated from the 1950s until October 2005. LWD PRP has paid $9.5 million toward cleaning up the site through September 1. The suit, filed in U.S.

Environment
2:57 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Drought Could be Hurting Honeybees

The drought that’s been plaguing areas of Kentucky and Indiana for much of the summer could end up having an effect on honeybee colonies, too. Sean Burgess is Kentucky’s state apiarist. He says this time of year is critical for bee colonies, because it’s when they harvest nectar to make the honey that nourishes them through the winter. Burgess says drought conditions have led to a shortage of flowering plants, but late summer blooms of goldenrod and aster could provide extra stores for the winter. He says many beekeepers have been supplementing the nectar by manually feeding their bees.

Environment
11:43 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Heavy Rain, High Wind Expected Through Labor Day Weekend

crh.noaa.gov/pah

National Weather Service officials say remnants of former Hurricane Isaac will bring gusty winds and rain to the region this weekend. Forecaster David Humprhey says heavy rain will be the biggest effect of the storms, with 2-3 inches expected between now and Sunday. But high winds are also a concern. Humphrey says NWS has issued a lake wind advisory today through Sunday.

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