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  Kentucky’s black bear population is on the rise and state Fish and Wildlife officials are keeping them under the radar in order to control their numbers.

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A Murray State University professor is spearheading a study on the movements of Asian carp in Kentucky Lake.

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife says it’s time to expand the area in which bears can be hunted in the state by about 20 percent.

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After a pair of weekend drownings on Lake Barkley, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials are stressing the importance of having a life jacket available while on the water. 

On Saturday, the bodies of 52-year-old Michael Bussell and his 13-year-old son NyDarion, both of Hopkinsville, were found in Lake Barkley. 

KFW Captain Garry Clark says neither were wearing a life jacket and that’s something he sees all too often.

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission has passed a resolution that aims to use a tract of land near the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant as part of an economic development plan in Paducah.

A federal review released Monday has found widespread misuse of government property and employees at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

The Office of Inspector General's findings from a months-long investigation concludes top leaders were involved in the misapplication of resources at the agency.

Heavy boat traffic on the lakes this holiday weekend has Law Enforcement reminding boaters to take extra caution.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife's Sgt. Gary Clark stresses the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times on the water and for drivers to be alert of their surroundings. Clark also recommends caution tonight when marinas have their own firework shows after dark.


A March fishing tournament is set to curb the  growing population of the invasive Asian carp in the region.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is asking for the public's help in locating deer suffering from a disease that's prevalent in warm weather.

Boaters in Kentucky will be under a little extra scrutiny today as state law enforcement agencies participate in the nationwide Operation Dry Water program.