Land Between the Lakes news release

Land Between the Lakes officials are proposing a timber salvage sale as part of ongoing cleanup efforts after a series of devastating storms in July. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared federal disaster aid for 20 Kentucky counties, including more than a dozen in our listening area. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

More than 20 counties across Kentucky, including more than a dozen in our listening area are seeking disaster relief in the wake of severe flooding. 


Under changes that go into effect next month, Kentucky and every other state will have to assess the risks posed by climate change in its hazard mitigation plan.

Barkley Regional Airport

Airline company SkyWest is on target for its busiest year yet at Paducah’s Barkley Regional Airport.

NOAA, wikipedia.org

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is working to apply Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance to help counties affected by twin tornadoes on June 5th. 

The storms claimed three lives and left thousands without power. 

NOAA, wikipedia.org

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied an aid request from local Illinois governments impacted by the tornadoes that swept across the state late last year.  

John Paul Henry

Aid groups are switching from emergency response to recovery in Brookport, Illinois more than a month after a tornado outbreak  took three lives and destroyed dozens of homes.

Senator Paul Shows Concern For 'FEMA-Purchased Drones'

Jun 25, 2013
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Kentucky’s junior senator said he’s concerned about grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency being used to purchase drones for surveillance.

Republican Rand Paul expressed that view at a hearing today of the Senate’s Homeland Security Subcommittee. He claimed FEMA’s fusion centers, which were created by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to promote the sharing of information, do not have a stellar record for defending civil liberties.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has given the Earlington Fire Department almost $393,000 to better protect the public.