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Nine wildlife refuges at Land Between the Lakes re-open Wednesday.

Locations including Duncan, Smith and Rushing Bays close from November 1 through March 15 to allow migratory birds some undisturbed rest.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

A portion of KY 3186 in the Gracey community in Christian County is closed due to the development of a sinkhole. 

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A proposal to create the Kentucky Mountain Trail Authority is being discussed in Frankfort. The initiative would link together trails in 17 southeastern Kentucky counties for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

National Weather Service Paducah, weather.gov

Thursday Afternoon:

Heavy rain continues to pour over the Four Rivers Region this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until 7:30 tonight. Two to four inches of rain have already fallen over the past 4 hours and one to two inches of additional rainfall is possible. Stay clear of flooded roads. 

No matter where you are in Tucson, Ariz., you're no more than 20 miles from Saguaro National Park. The park and its tall, pronged, namesake cacti literally surround Tucson. There's the rounded top of the park's cactus-studded Wasson Peak to the west, the park's desert-to-forest Rincon Mountain Range to the east and about a million people living between.

But if you go around Tucson — to its historic barrio neighborhoods, swap meets or hiking trails — and ask people about their neighboring national park, you might be surprised.

"Saguaro High School?"

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to a conviction in the shooting of a bald eagle in Grand Rivers. Officials say the federally protected eagle was shot sometime between December 25, 2015 and January 2, 2016.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Today we meet Rue, a 2-year-old rat terrier up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Rue is a calm lapdog that weighs 12 or 14 pounds. She has a typical rat terrier appearance, with a white body and black ears and eyes. She was brought in from the county with her puppies, who are also up for adoption. Rue doesn't bark or talk much, but lives in a foster home with adults, cats and another dog her size and they love to play. 

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is treating for noxious and nuisance weeds along roadways this month. Among the 11 targeted plants are Johnson grass, poison hemlock and kudzu. 

Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, via Facebook

Many state supported organizations are facing significant funding cuts as outlined in Governor Matt Bevin’s budget plan. One such group made its case for funding preservation to lawmakers last week. 

With a July 1 deadline looming, Congress was scrambling this week to quickly set a national standard for labeling food products that contain genetically modified ingredients.

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