Ohio River

Culture
11:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Wickliffe Mounds Open for 10th Season as State Historic Site

Lifeways Mural at Wickliffe Mounds

Native Americans now called Mississippian culture lived at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers around 1100 to 1350 AD. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site offers a window on this ancient community. Park Manager Carla Hildebrand spoke with Kate Lochte about this season's opening, Tuesday, April 1. 

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Environment
4:34 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Henderson Taking Precautions In Wake of West Virginia Chemical Spill

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Henderson is taking steps to ensure the safety of drinking water as some pollutants move down the Ohio River. 

Last week’s chemical spill in West Virginia’s Elk River West Virginia has water utilities downstream taking precautions. The plume is expected to reach Henderson Monday morning.

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Environment
2:37 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Lawmakers and Army Corps of Engineers Discussing Missouri River Cutoff

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Lawmakers from several Mississippi River states are meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers today to address the waterway's critically low levels between St. Louis and Cairo .

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Business
3:00 pm
Sat August 11, 2012

Panama Canal expansion's effect on Paducah ports

The Ohio River at Paducah
Rose Krzton-Presson

The Panama Canal expansion project promises to increase river traffic in our region, but to service those ships, area ports will need to invest money to make the ports accommodate large ships.  The Alabama Port Authority has made some of those investments in Mobile.  Vice President of trade and development for the port authority Mark Sheppard spoke to Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce members as a follow-up to a Transportation Summit the Chamber held in May 2011.

Environment
10:00 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Drought Brings New Challenges to River Traffic

Captain Ehlman's ship docks at Paducah's riverfront to change crews.

Much of western Kentucky has been upgraded to “exceptional” drought status .This means crops are struggling, sport practices are being canceled, and bottled water sales are up. The effects reach past the shoreline, though, to our waterways. Regional lakes and rivers are below normal levels. Rose Krzton-Presson explores how a nearly 10 foot drop in the Ohio River has affected traffic for both the Four Rivers Region, and all of the southeastern United States.

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Environment
2:56 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

River water quality affected by drought

Ohio River
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The severity of the drought in the Ohio River basin has officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers monitoring water sources in Kentucky and surrounding states. 

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Environment
11:20 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Army Corps Monitors Low Water on Ohio RIver

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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers officials continue to monitor low water levels in the Ohio River. Hydraulic engineer Bryan Astifan said the river level at Cairo, Ill., is a barometer of how the Ohio River basin and the Upper Mississippi River basin is fairing in the drought.

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Culture
4:45 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Fatal Ohio River Boating Accident

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An early morning boating accident on the Ohio River has left one man dead and another narrowly escaping with his life.

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