Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Two adorable little puppies visited WKMS today, Frankie and Lincoln. They are basset hound/Jack Russell terrier mixes, approximately six weeks old and four pounds each. Lincoln is brown and white, seems to take after his father's basset hound traits with a larger body, wider feet and a laid back demeanor. Frankie is black and white with spots on her legs. She has more terrier qualities, a little more adventurous and energetic than her brother. On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton meets the puppies with Kathy Hodge of the Humane Society of Calloway County and learns more about Barkaid coming to Murray.

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Nine-banded armadillos can be found in Land Between the Lakes, eating pesky insects like yellowjackets, wasps and ants (and some plants, too). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Woodlands Nature Station Lead Naturalist John Pollpeter to learn more facts about the leathery little mammal, including a unique reproductive trait, what happens if you scare one and whether or not you can get leprosy if you eat one.

Governor's Office

  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was unclear Tuesday evening about whether his Energy and Environment Cabinet would continue working on a plan to help the state comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan, which it released the day before.

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  Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says he’ll again sue the Environmental Protection Agency over new federal carbon dioxide rules. The Clean Power Plan calls for Kentucky to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants nearly 30 percent from 2012 levels by 2030.

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  Kentucky’s coal industry has recorded another dismal quarter, where both coal jobs and production have declined across the state.

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Bees have been on decline in the western hemisphere for the last 10 or 15 years, says beekeeper hobbyist Jim Gould. This is due to reduction in habitat, invasive pests and an increase in pesticide use. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Gould about how beekeepers can bring populations back from the brink and how people interested in beekeeping can get started, ahead of the McCracken County Master Gardener's Toolbox program next Tuesday.

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iList Western Kentucky's iNest columnist/blogger/homesteader Kelsie Gray writes about topics ranging from taking care of chickens in your backyard to making your own deodorant. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Gray and learns more about her writing, why she's named her chickens after small towns in Oklahoma and how she developed a passion for homesteading while living on a commune.


  The United States Forest Service’s southern region forester stopped by Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Tuesday, where he said the forest service’s controversial Pisgah Bay Project has been temporarily shelved - not fully scrapped.


Climate change will begin to have a demonstrative effect on Kentucky’s economy within five years.

This is the conclusion from a report released today by the nonprofit Risky Business. The organization is dedicated to exploring the economic effects of climate change, and is chaired by liberal billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, as well as former banker and George W. Bush-era Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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One of nature’s tiniest birds will be featured at the Tennessee Springville, Tennessee Wildlife Refuge Center next month.  Visitor Services Manager, Joan Stevens, at The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge said, “Who doesn’t love seeing a tiny hummingbird up-close, it’s pretty awesome.”