Environment

Vladimir Voronin, 123rf Stock Photo

Over the past ten years, nearly 300 people are killed by lightning and ten times that amount are injured according to officials with the Division of Emergency Management. It is lightning safety awareness week, and this weather phenomenon can even injure you whether indoors or outdoors.

Mammoth Cave National Park, via Facebook

Mammoth Cave National Park officials want to increase fees for tours and programs they offer. Superintendent Tracy Stakely tells WBKO-TV  the fee increase would begin in January, and park officials want feedback before the changes are implemented. 

Glynis Board

The energy that lights up, turns on, cools and heats our lives leaves a trail of waste. Natural gas is no exception. The waste from the gas drilling known as “fracking” is often radioactive. The gas industry produces thousands of tons of this “hot” waste and companies and state regulators throughout the Ohio River valley and Marcellus Shale gas region struggle to find safe ways to get rid of it.

National Weather Service Paducah, via Twitter

The National Weather Service in Paducah says temperatures have topped 100 degrees today in a reading at Barkley Regional Airport. NWS tweets that the previous record was 98 degrees in 1946. 

TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing to build a facility to remove and recirculate water used in coal ash management at a Paducah area site. TVA is seeking public comment on potential environmental impacts of this facility at the Shawnee Fossil Plant. 

Jim Gray for Kentucky / Facebook

Kentucky Democratic Senatorial candidate Jim Gray believes the U.S. congress should do more to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. His statement comes following the nation’s worst mass shooting last weekend in Orlando. 

NOAA Paducah, weather.gov

Severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings are in effect as storms continue to move through the region this afternoon.

marlc, 123rf Stock Photo

A survey has found some interesting takeaways about Kentuckians’ attitudes toward climate change, including that the biggest influence on beliefs may be political affiliation rather than scientific knowledge.

Imagine hearing music reverberating through caves or echoing across mountains. This summer, an ensemble of musicians from the Eastman School of Music in New York will be visiting national parks throughout the country and performing in the natural venues. It's part of the national park service's 100th anniversary.

Authorities have identified a Kentucky woman who died after a fall in Garden of the Gods Wednesday.

Pages