Tim McCabe, http://photogallery.nrcs.usda.gov

Tennessee is receiving federal grant funding to support wetland enhancement for two separate projects. Projects include easements to improve water quality, expand habitat for federally protected species, reduce soil erosion, and additional outdoor recreation opportunities.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Some counties in our region are declaring states of emergency to deal with damage from Wednesday's storms. 


Coal giant Murray Energy says it is not expecting to lay off any of the 4,400 coal miners in six states who recently received notice that they could lose their jobs.

NOAA Paducah, weather.gov

Severe thunderstorm warnings:

  • Todd and Muhlenberg County until 3:30. Line moving northeast at 60 mph

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for our listening area until later tonight.

National Weather Service, water.weather.gov

This year, as in previous years, it’s likely summer in Kentucky will come with an occasional harmful algal bloom.

"Knee-high by the Fourth of July" is an old favorite saying, when you'd drive past a field of corn out in the country. And many of the old favorite varieties, called heirloom corn, have lots of new friends.

In recent years, seed companies have been reporting big sales numbers for these varieties. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in Missouri says sales are "skyrocketing" — a fitting verb for the fireworks holiday.

National Weather Service Paducah, weather.gov

The National Weather Service says the region is under a flash flood watch until 7 this evening. Periods of strong to severe thunderstorms will bring heavy rain tonight as a cold front moves east. Flash flooding is also possible.

National Weather Service Paducah, weather.gov

Sunday Night/Monday Outlook:

Thunderstorms continue this evening, with possible flooding regionwide due to heavy rainfall.  The National Weather Service in Paducah says widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected again Monday. Severe storms are possible, with damaging winds. Locally heavy rainfall is possible into Monday evening. Storms and high temperatures are possible through the rest of the week. 

Chantel Schmitt, 123rf Stock Photo

Farmers in far western Kentucky are hopeful for the rainy weather this 4th of July weekend. The National Weather Service in Paducah reports June was tied as the fifth driest on record with average highs near 90.

Erica Peterson | wfpl.org

The fiscal court in Boyle County, Kentucky and the Danville City Commission have formally approved resolutions opposing a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline that would cross the county.