Environment

Environment
11:43 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Water shortages could threaten drinking water supply

A water shortage watch has been issued today for 27 counties spread across Kentucky.  Environmental scientist Bill Caldwell of the Kentucky Division of Water says residents of those counties should pay attention to possible calls for water conservation.

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Environment
8:50 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Weather Advisory Extended

Wikimedia Commons

An excessive heat warning for the region has been extended yet again, and is now in effect until 7 pm Saturday. 

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Environment
10:48 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Farmer: Illinois drought good for peach crop

Ralf Roletschek, Wikimedia Commons

Dry conditions in Illinois have meant headaches for many farmers in the state, but not those growing peaches.  

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Environment
2:39 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

TN Wildlife Refuge construction stalled

www.fws.gov USFWS

Problems with the contractor have stalled construction of the new Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and visitor center in Paris.

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Water
8:19 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Kentucky Division of Water Seeks Private Well Volunteers for Testing

wikipedia.org

Kentucky’s Division of Water is asking residents using private wells for drinking water to participate in a study to determine whether domestic wells are being affected by human-influenced pollution or events of nature. 

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Agriculture
8:08 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Heat and Drought Effect Kentucky's Grape Crop

wikipedia.org

The combination of high heat and inconsistent rainfall is hurting many crops in Kentucky including one of the more recent additions to the state’s agriculture industry. 

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Environment
2:15 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Cooling Stations Coming to a County Near You

Ten counties in our area have opened cooling stations, giving the public with a place to avoid high temperatures and reduce health risks caused by excessive heat. 

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Environment
12:58 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Clarksville's Mandatory Water Restriction

greenscapes.org

Clarksville water customers are under a mandatory water restriction notice. Clarksville Gas and Water last week suggested customers reduce water usage, now the restriction is mandatory.  

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Roads
8:30 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Lights Out on Eggners Ferry Bridge

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet electrical crew is checking the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge after navigation lights failed overnight. 

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Weather
8:28 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Record Temperatures in Paducah

Sunday marked the 4th consecutive day of record-setting triple digit highs in Paducah. The 105 degree mark easily topped the July 1st record of 100 degrees set in 1941. 

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