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Many W. Ky. Counties Remain Under Burn Bans

Jul 26, 2012

More than half of western Kentucky counties remain under burn bans this week. Out of 22 counties, 15 have reported burn bans to the Kentucky Division of Forestry. Some cities, including Madisonville have issued their own bans on outdoor burning and fireworks.

The combination of high heat and inconsistent rainfall is hurting many crops in Kentucky including one of the more recent additions to the state’s agriculture industry. 

Record Temperatures in Paducah

Jul 2, 2012

Sunday marked the 4th consecutive day of record-setting triple digit highs in Paducah. The 105 degree mark easily topped the July 1st record of 100 degrees set in 1941.