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Environment
2:42 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways

A Sierra Club official says the environmental group is investigating whether or not the Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant is contaminating Kentucky waterways with coal ash.

Coal ash is the residue left after the plant burns coal to generate power.

Sierra Club Louisville organizer Thomas Pearce says the group has reason to believe the Shawnee plant is leaking coal ash from its retention ponds into McCracken County’s Little Bayou Creek.

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Environment
7:51 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Middle Mississippi River Makes List of 'Most Endangered Rivers' for Flood Control Project

A paddler on the Mississippi River
Ted Heisel American Rivers

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 11:02 pm

The stretch of the Mississippi River that touches Kentucky and Missouri is on one environmental group’s list of the most endangered rivers in the country. American Rivers says the wildlife of the Middle Mississippi River is threatened by a proposed flood control project.

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Environment
1:52 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

LBL Closes Fenton Campground Indefinitely Due to Weather Concerns

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Land Between The Lakes has closed Fenton Campground for camping indefinitely due to damage from ongoing severe weather.

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Environment
12:22 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

(Updated) NWS: Rainfall Predictions Increased for Severe Weather Thursday

UPDATE: 12:37pm Thursday

The National Weather Service in Paducah has updated the amount rainfall expected to hit our area in the second round of storms this afternoon. 

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Environment
12:31 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

LBL Releases Farming Prospectuses, Bids Open Through May 13

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is accepting bids for farming crops and hay as part of open lands management.

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Environment
11:47 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Gear Up for the Sucker Punch Century Ride

Maybe you've been sitting on the couch a little too much this winter? Time to get the spring season rolling with Gear Up Cycles' Sucker Punch Century Ride this Saturday (April 5). Join participants for a 30, 60, 0r 100 mile fun ride through scenic routes in Calloway County. Gear Up Cycles' Matt Falwell describes the ride with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Environment
6:07 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Judge Rules Bluegrass Pipeline Companies Don't Have Power of Eminent Domain

Erica Peterson WFPL

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 3:13 pm

A Franklin County judge has ruled in favor of Kentucky residents who challenged whether companies have the power to invoke eminent domain to build a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline across the state.

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Environment
11:15 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Beshear Administration Warns Senate Budget Could Be Devastating to Coal Mine Safety

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Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 10:40 am

The Kentucky Senate has passed its version of the budget, and the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet is warning it could have dire consequences for coal mine safety.

The Senate’s version of the budget cuts the amount of money the state’s Office of Mine Safety and Licensing to $2,643,200. That’s a 65 percent cut from the amount of money Governor Steve Beshear recommended in his budget, and a 50 percent cut from the House’s version of the bill.

In a statement, Energy and Environment Cabinet officials said the change would hurt the state’s coal industry.

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Environment
7:17 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Kentucky House Passes Eminent Domain Bill Aimed at Bluegrass Pipeline

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would prevent the builders of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline from using eminent domain.

Lawmakers voted 75 to 16 in support of the measure, which is aimed at the Bluegrass Pipeline. The pipeline would cross a handful of Kentucky counties and carry the product of natural gas drilling in the northeast.

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Environment
2:06 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Murray Mayor on Make A Difference Recycling Day

Murray's 95th Make a Difference Day recycling event is at Murray State's Roy Stewart Stadium on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Mayor Bill Wells stops by Sounds Good to tell us about the opportunity to make an environmental difference.

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