Environment

Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Kentucky State Park campgrounds are set to open at the end of this month. 

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Anticipation is building in Hopkinsville for this summer’s total solar eclipse. The city will hold a community forum Tuesday night and will welcome two speakers from the University of California at Berkeley. 

Buffalo Trail prescribed burning in Nov. 2009. FS Staff, via landbetweenthelakes.us

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will conduct a prescribed burn in the Franklin Creek area this week.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering building a facility to remove and recirculate water used in the coal ash management process at a Gallatin facility.

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  Governor Bevin has declared March 19 through 25 as “Water Week in Kentucky” to show how each member of the Commonwealth is impacted by water in their daily lives and to connect water health to quality of life for each Kentucky citizen.

As part of this celebration, the Watershed Studies Institute at Murray State University, the City of Murray, and the Jackson Purchase Foundation will co-host the first annual Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit. 

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  Gov. Matt Bevin has signed the so-called “blue lives matter” bill into law. The legislation gives hate crimes protections to emergency responders and police officers.

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Monday night at his rally in Louisville, President Donald Trump repeated a campaign promise, telling the crowd he would revive Kentucky’s beleaguered coal industry.

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A coal-fired power plant in Western Kentucky will stop burning coal entirely in the next five years. The Owensboro Municipal Utility’s board made the decision last week to retire the second unit of the Elmer Smith power plant in Owensboro, marking the end of the utility’s 116 years of burning coal in the city.

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A Christian County broiler flock of 22,000 hens has been culled after birds tested positive for avian influenza. 

Keep the TN River Beautiful, via Facebook

The Tennessee River is due for an annual spring cleaning this weekend. Keep Tennessee Rivers Beautiful is partnering with Land Between The Lakes to provide volunteers with boats and trash bags to pick up litter and debris along the banks. Coordinator Laura Howard said the project was born from TVA partnering with Keep Tennessee Beautiful after a river tour discovered an excess of trash along the shore and in the water. Howard said the clean-ups help the environment and impact tourism.

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