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1:30 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Paul, Comer to Rally for Industrial Hemp

U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will hold a news conference on Thursday morning at the Kentucky State Fair to rally for industrial hemp.

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Environment
3:25 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Six County-Wide Burn Bans Left in W. Ky.

Six western Kentucky counties remain under burn ban orders.
forestry.ky.gov

Six county-wide burn bans remain in western Kentucky after Marshall and McCracken county officials lifted their bans today. The river counties of Ballard, Hickman, Fulton and Carlisle still have burn ban notices in effect. Christian and Graves counties also have burn bans.

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Environment
12:19 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Indiana Cantaloupes Linked to Ky. Salmonella Outbreak

State health officials have traced a strain of salmonella that’s affected many people in western Kentucky to Indiana-grown cantaloupes. State laboratory tests found a match between the strain and melons grown in southwestern Indiana and sold in Kentucky grocery stores.

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Environment
10:04 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Kentucky seeks input on list of polluted streams

The Kentucky Division of Water has begun gathering public input on a list of streams and lakes in the Commonwealth impaired by pollutants.  All states are required to compile such a list as part of a report to Congress every two years.  The list put together by officials in Kentucky shows hundreds of streams and lakes that have been impacted through a variety of sources, including coal mining, cattle farming, even human waste disposal.  That list is available for public comment at the Division of Water's website.

Environment
3:54 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Hickman Dredging Ongoing

The Army Corps of Engineers is dredging the Elvis Stahr Harbor at Hickman, Kentucky this week. Low water levels on the Mississippi River have led to a buildup of silt on the harbor. It has been closed for over a month. 

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Environment
3:25 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Abramson Pushes for Clean Energy

Chad Lampe

Kentucky's Lieutenant Governor is pushing clean energy. In a speech to energy officials Wednesday, Abramson said the state is lacking green initiatives, and it needs to adapt as coal's decline continues.

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Environment
9:03 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Land Between the Lakes Burns

wikipedia.com

Firefighters say they’ve contained weekend wildfires that burned more than 250 acres of woodlands in northern parts of The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Environment
12:40 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

American Queen Stranded Due to Lower Water

watoday.com.au

The ongoing drought has left the American Queen steamboat docked in Memphis, unable to paddle on down the Mississippi River because of low water. The steamboat stopped in Paducah this week on its journey down river.

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Environment
9:20 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Burley Crop Not Lost Due to Weather

Wikimedia Commons

For burley tobacco farmers in Kentucky and Tennessee, an average crop being forecast is a big relief. A few weeks ago, the crop was on the brink of ruin from extreme heat and drought.Now, tobacco specialists say much of the burley has gone through a growth spurt, thanks to recent rains.Farmers are just beginning to harvest tobacco.University of Kentucky agricultural economist Will Snell says that with a decent curing season, this year's burley crop could fetch higher prices than a year ago.

Environment
8:30 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Good Conditions for Viewing Meteor Shower this Weekend

Wikimedia Commons

The peak viewing period for the annual Perseid  meteor shower occurs this weekend.  But, it’s not the only time meteors make their mark over Kentucky.  

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