Environment

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5:54 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Schools Opening Late in the Region

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-Carlisle County opens 9am

-Crittenden County opens 10am

-Dawson Springs opening an hour late

-Hopkins County opening an hour late

-Livingston County opening 2 hours late with no AM preschool

-Webster County opens 9am

Weather
6:04 am
Mon November 17, 2014

School Closings

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Kentucky

Closed Today

-Ballard

-Caldwell

-Calloway

-Carlisle

-Christian

-Christian Fellowship

-Community Christian Academy

-Crittenden

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Environment
11:55 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

Lightning strikes near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field in Gainesville, Fla., in August. A new study says a rise in average global temperatures due to climate change will increase the frequency of lightning strikes.
Phil Sandlin AP

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 6:46 pm

The likelihood of getting struck by lightning has long been a metaphor for something with an exceedingly remote probability.

But that could be changing.

A new study in the journal Science says that temperature increases due to climate change are ushering in a new era that could mean by the end of the century lightning strikes will be about half again as common as they were at the start of this century.

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Environment
3:19 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

This photo of Roy Middleton working underground at the Kentucky Darby mine now sits on the mantel in the Middleton home in Harlan County, Ky. He was killed after an explosion in 2006.
Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/NPR Original photo courtesy of the Middleton family

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 8:21 am

Jack Blankenship was pinned facedown in the dirt, his neck, shoulder and back throbbing with pain.

He was alone on an errand, in a dark tunnel a mile underground at the Aracoma Alma coal mine in Logan County, W.Va., when a 300-pound slab of rock peeled away from the roof and slammed him to the ground. As his legs grew numb, he managed to free an arm and reach his radio. For two hours, he pressed the panic button that was supposed to bring help quickly.

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Puppies Sound Good
2:58 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

[Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Howie

Today on Sounds Good we met Howie, a fluffy golden retriever mix puppy, available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Howie is mostly black, with white paws and a white chest. He was very cuddly and playful at WKMS, and one of the more relaxed puppies to visit the station. When the conversation began, Howie gave Todd Hatton puppy kisses and fell asleep next to his seat. Humane Society's Kathy Hodge says that's the kind of puppy he is. They also discuss upcoming events and activities for pets and their owners.

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Environment
12:19 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

McConnell Criticizes China-U.S. Deal on Curbing Carbon Dioxide Pollution

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 11:35 am

The world’s two biggest emitters of carbon dioxide have reached an agreement on emissions reductions. The United States and China announced the deal yesterday, in a move that’s already being praised by environmental groups and panned by Congressional Republicans.

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Environment
1:55 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

There Are Only 11,600 Coal Miners Left in Kentucky

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 12:10 pm

Overall coal production in Kentucky remained steady between the second and third quarters of 2014, but that’s because losses in the eastern part of the state were offset by gains in the west.

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Environment
4:13 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Why Farmers Aren't Cheering This Year's Monster Harvest

Sunlight streams into a corn storage building at a Michlig Grain storage facility in Sheffield, Illinois, U.S., on Oct. 31, 2014. The price of corn has been falling for months.
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 5:32 pm

U.S. farmers are bringing in what's expected to be a record-breaking harvest for both corn and soybeans. But for many farmers, that may be too much of a good thing.

Farmers will haul in 4 billion bushels of soybeans and 14.5 billion bushels of corn, according to USDA estimates. The problem? Demand can't keep up with that monster harvest. Corn and soybean prices have been falling for months. A bushel of corn is now worth under $4 — about half what it was two years ago.

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Environment
3:45 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Dawson Springs to Add Pedestrian-Friendly Trail

Credit City of Dawson Springs/Facebook

Kentuckians near Dawson Springs will soon have access to a pedestrian-friendly trail that connects the town to the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.

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Environment
12:18 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

USDA Launches Website to Help Landowners Manage Climate Change Risk

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 6:01 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new website designed to provide practical information to farmers, ranchers and landowners dealing with the effects of climate change across the country.

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