Environment

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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Environment
5:00 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Fourth of July Fireworks Concerns

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, forestry officials warn fireworks celebrations could cause fires. 

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Environment
2:36 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Dole Foods Recalls Bagged Salads

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm309608.htm

Dole Foods is recalling bagged salads sold to Kroger and Wal-Mart stores in six states, including Kentucky and Tennessee.  

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Drought
4:39 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Governor Beshear Signs Drought Relief Order

US Drought Monitor

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying drought relief supplies such as water and livestock forage to stricken areas.

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Weather
8:05 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Heat Advisory in Our Region

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a heat advisory for the Four Rivers region beginning tomorrow afternoon and running through Sunday night.  

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Environment
4:12 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Drought Hits Western Kentucky Crops Hardest

Western Kentucky’s corn and soybean crops have taken a turn for the worse. Statewide crop-reporting says one-fourth of the corn crop is in poor condition, and another third is fair. 

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Fourth of July
3:36 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

High Temperatures and Dry Conditions Could be Dangerous for Kentucky Patriots

As Kentuckians prepare for the Fourth of July, temperatures are expected to close in on the 100 degree mark.  A hot dry fourth would create some additional concern for fire safety.

Fire officials every summer often suggest families attend professional fireworks shows.  There are always safety issues related to back yard fireworks displays.  But, this year, extremely dry conditions raise a real fire threat to brush and structures.  In fact, State Fire Marshall Bill Swope says even some professionals are weighing their options.

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Environment
12:40 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Murray Water Usage Increases

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Murray’s water plant is prepared for increased water usage as residents respond to drought warnings and increased temperatures. 

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Parks
8:37 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Kentucky Park Lodges Celebrate Golden Anniversary

kentuckylakebarkley.org

Half a dozen Kentucky State Park lodges are turning 50 years old this year, including Kentucky Dam Village in our region. Each of the parks will be holding special events to celebrate their golden anniversaries later this year. 

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