Environment

The Tennessee Valley Authority

  The Tennessee Valley Authority is building a new dry storage landfill for coal ash and other coal combustion residuals at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in Paducah.

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West Virginia's fledgling elk herd will get another boost from a recreation area in Kentucky.

via KYTCDistrict1 Facebook page

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews in the region are restocking salt and ice fighting chemicals in preparation for a future round of winter weather. 

This past year, 2017, was among the warmest years on record, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

The planet's global surface temperature last year was the second highest since 1880, NASA says. NOAA calls it the third warmest year on record, because of slight variations in the ways that they analyze temperatures.

Both put 2017 behind 2016's record temperatures. And "both analyses show that the five warmest years on record have all taken place since 2010," NASA said in a press release.

Angela Rowlett Lampe

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews have improved driving conditions along major roadways after a late night plowing A and B routes.

KYTC District 1, Facebook

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking people to use caution on the roads as new snow accumulations Monday along with low temperatures overnight are likely to make driving conditions hazardous. 

National Weather Service Paducah

Monday Evening:

A winter storm warning is now in effect, until 4 a.m. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches is expected tonight, on top of the snow today and remaining snow from the storm last week.

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Researchers along the Ohio River are trying to figure out how to predict which rivers and lakes in Ohio and other states are at risk from toxic algae. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1, via Facebook

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crews are treating and plowing roadways across the region Friday and Saturday, as the first big winter storm event of 2018 brings significant amounts of snow and ice. Matt Markgraf speaks with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd, who urges drivers to slow down.

Ryland Barton via Twitter, @RylandKY

Friday Evening Update:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 9 Friday evening. Heavy snow is moving east across the region and is expected to be out of the region later Friday night. Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton tweeted that snow has begun falling in Frankfort. 

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