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11:21 am
Tue February 24, 2015

White Nose Syndrome Discovered in Bats Living in Warren County

Credit Ryan von Linden / New York Department of Environmental Conservation

A disease that has already ravaged parts of the North American bat population has been discovered in another southern Kentucky cave. Researchers found bats with White Nose Syndrome in a dozen tri-colored bats living in the WKU-owned Crumps Cave in Warren County.

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Environment
4:46 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

NWS: More Precipitation, Possible Flooding on the Way

Credit http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/

National Weather Service meteorologists say a very active and rapidly changing weather pattern will be with us over the next few days, with more wintry precipitation followed by possible flooding.

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Environment
12:20 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

$1.5 Million Grant Awarded for Owensboro Transient Dock Project

Credit Facebook

Citing a need for docking locations on the Ohio River between Louisville and Paducah, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded the city of Owensboro a $1.5 million grant toward the building of a new 500-foot dock for traveling boaters.

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Environment
2:35 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Tennessee State Representative Operated Hog Farm Without Permit for Years

Credit Tennessee General Assembly / http://www.capitol.tn.gov/

A Nashville television station is alleging Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt has committed violations and contaminated a creek while farming hogs in Weakley County. But state regulators haven’t taken any action against him.

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Environment
3:31 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

[Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good! Meet Valentino

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A puppy up for adoption from the Humane Society of Calloway County came up to the WKMS studios today with Executive Director Kathy Hodge. Valentino is a black and white rat terrier/dachshund mix is estimated to be around 4 months old. He is very expressive and curious about everything, according to Hodge. He was found as a stray and turns out to be very sweet-natured around people - didn't mind being picked up and passed around by everyone at WKMS. His foster says he's housebroken, is doing well with house training and loves toys.

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Environment
4:18 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

KFWR Planning Chemical Fishkill at Carpenter Lake

Credit http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources officials are administering chemicals to a Daviess County lake next week to eradicate an abundance of gizzard shad.

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Environment
11:17 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Two County Leaders Critical of Land Management Techniques at Land Between the Lakes

Map of LBL with proposed landscape work.
Credit Wade White/Facebook

Two western Kentucky Judge Executives are concerned about the U.S. Forest Service’s land management activities at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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Environment
6:20 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Millions Go To Reducing Nutrients in Kentucky Waterways...By Controlling Manure

Originally published on Mon February 9, 2015 9:56 am

A new public-private partnership in Kentucky will help the state’s livestock producers control their animals’ poop.

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Environment
12:11 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Kentucky Coal Production, Employment Declined Slightly in 2014

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Kentucky’s coal production and employment dropped only slightly in 2014, but sharper declines are likely in the future.

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet released its quarterly coal report for the fourth quarter of 2014 today. Preliminary data suggest the state produced 3.7 percent less coal in 2014 than in 2013. Coal employment declined by 2.8 percent over the same time period.

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Environment
1:55 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Obama Budget Includes Millions for Coalfields Communities

Credit NRDC

President Obama released his proposed budget today, and for the first time, the plan includes direct funding to help coal communities transition away from economies based on fossil fuels. 

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