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2:37 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

WKCTC Hosts 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration, Saturday (Rain or Shine)

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A rain or shine event celebrating Earth Day is on the radar for this weekend. It's the 6th Annual Earth Day Concert in Carson Park in Paducah, and keeping with the environmental "teach-in" feel of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, there will be informational displays and concessions available with proceeds supporting the Greater Paducah Sustainability Project. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with West Kentucky Community and Technical College Professor of Philosophy and Sociology David Nickell, who has the day's schedule.

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Environment
4:27 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Against Residents’ Wishes 250-Year-Old Burr Oak Tree Cut Down On Lake Barkley Bridge Easement

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A rare burr oak tree in Canton was cut down this weekend to make way for the new Lake Barkley bridge, upsetting some Trigg County residents.

They had worked with Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander to save the 250 year old tree. But Alexander says the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet ultimately had to cut down the tree for the project.

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Environment
7:41 am
Mon April 13, 2015

New Program Will Use Satellite Images to Identify, Forecast Harmful Algal Blooms

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Four federal agencies are teaming up to use satellite data in an attempt to better predict and prevent harmful algal blooms in lakes.

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Environment
6:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Feedback Sought on Changes to Ohio River’s Water Pollution ‘Mixing Zones’

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The interstate commission that regulates pollution in the Ohio River is considering a formal change to the way certain pollutants are measured in the river.

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Environment
7:56 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Experience Sheep Shearing 1850s Style at The Homeplace, Saturday

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The Homeplace 1850's Farm at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area hosts a day dedicated to working with wool Saturday from 10 to 4, and on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns about all the hands-on activities, including "shearing" from Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls.

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Environment
3:41 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Severe Weather Possible Across Region Tonight

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The National Weather Service is warning of possible severe weather across the region Thursday afternoon and evening.

NWS meteorologist Rick Shanklin says Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms have the potential to produce tornadoes.

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Environment
4:09 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Puppies Sound Good! Meet Harry

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Puppies sound good today! We meet Harry, a Great Pyrenees and Australian Shepherd mix. He's a 10 to 12 week-old puppy, white with heterochromatic eyes, and a few brown spots. He was very cuddly and laid-back when he came up to visit and fell asleep during his radio debut. He's available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Executive Director Kathy Hodge stops by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about Harry, the Mutt Strut this Saturday, an Animal Health Technology Day, and how to prevent ticks and fleas.

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Environment
2:17 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Kentucky Regulators to Hear Public Comments on Oil, Gas Drilling

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Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet will hold three meetings across the state to take public comments on oil and gas development.

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Environment
8:02 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Can You Get Black Lung Disease by Living Near a Coal Plant?

A test for black lung disease
Credit Jack Corn / Environmental Protection Agency-National Archives

  Emma Burchett lives in Floyd County, in eastern Kentucky. She’s not a coal miner; she has never worked in or around a coal mine. But late last year, the 45-year-old Burchett was diagnosed with anthracosis, which is a mild form of black lung disease.

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Environment
3:19 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Heavy Rainfall Delays Kentucky Planting Season

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Heavy rainfall across the state is impacting springtime planting. 

University of Kentucky Agricultural Meteorologist Matt Dixon said the state has averaged seven inches of precipitation over the last month. Dixon says that's about three inches above normal. 

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