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Environment
3:49 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

[UPDATE: Snakes of West KY Slideshow] Are We In for a Snake-y Summer?

UPDATE: We've added the complete "Snakes of Western Kentucky and Neighboring States" slideshow presentation compiled by Dr. Ed Zimmerer.

Seen a sneaky snake lately? This year's lush spring/summer weather may mean lots of biological activity - including snakes, though it doesn't necessarily mean we're in for a 'snake-y summer.' To explain, local snake expert and Murray State Jones College of Science Engineering and Technology Professor Dr. Ed Zimmerer joins us on Sounds Good to talk about all things snakes.

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Afternoon Update
3:52 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/3/12

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Today on NPR: Daniel Chong, a California college senior, was forgotten in a federal holding cell without food or water for five days.

 

Around the Commonwealth:

A snake was the cause of a power outage affecting Murray and parts of Calloway County this morning.

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Business
3:51 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

There's a Snake in our Substation

A snake was the cause of a power outage affecting Murray and parts of Calloway County this morning. Murray Electric Systems General Manager Tony Thompson says the 6 foot long serpent got into a substation, which tripped a relay to prevent any damage to the system. Thompson says MES customers were without service for around half an hour. The relay trip transferred to the TVA system as well, shutting off a West Kentucky Rural Electric substation. Thompson says there was no serious damage, and there shouldn't be any further interruption stemming from this incident.