Environment

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Tomorrow, April 22, the Tennessee Valley Authority is holding an Earth Day clean-up at the Sledd Creek Recreation Area in Marshall County. Nick Morris with the TVA speaks to Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the event.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Marathon Pipe Line says the leading edge of a diesel fuel sheen on the Ohio River has dissipated near Paducah. The company confirms one of its pipes was the source of a 48-thousand gallon diesel fuel spill on the Wabash River in southern Illinois over the weekend.

They're a month old. The time has come to give names to the two baby eagles that hatched under the watchful eyes of both their parents — and legions of webcam viewers who have been following their growth in the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

You can vote on the eaglets' names via the Facebook page for the group Friends of the National Arboretum. Voting began Tuesday and will run through next week, closing just before midnight on April 24.

Hannu Viitanen, 123rf Stock Photo

Kentucky’s largest utility company has unveiled the commonwealth’s largest solar plant.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A spill in southern Illinois involving more than 48,000 gallons of diesel fuel has spread to the Ohio River. 

Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, via Facebook

The state budget adopted by the Kentucky general assembly last week maintains some funding for the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund. Land preservationists are breathing a sigh of relief. 

Hannu Viitanen, 123rf Stock Photo

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are unveiling the company’s first solar array Tuesday. The solar array was approved in 2014 by state regulators, and is Kentucky’s first utility-scale solar energy system.

USFWS/Ann Froschauer, Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-2.0)

A state conversation group has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund (IBCF) and a group of Henderson County citizens to purchase 650 additional acres of land in western Kentucky.  

Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded University of Kentucky researchers a grant to support the development of new cleanup strategies at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

Barney Moss / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Louisville will be getting up to 10 more public electric vehicle charging stations.

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