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Kentucky drought declarations removed

Officials have removed drought declarations for all 120 counties in the Commonwealth.

Somerset crews use drones to assess wildfire

On Monday, Somerset/Pulaski County Special Response team posted on Facebook a series of photos depicting a wildfire.

Unattended campfire causes a wildfire at Red River Gorge

Firefighters are working on putting out a wildfire at Red River Gorge in Daniel Boone National Forest.

WKU hosting national drought conference

Western Kentucky University is inviting scientists and policymakers for a conference on drought issues.

California drought-free for 1st time since 2011

The National Drought Mitigation Center says California is free of drought for the first time since Dec. 20, 2011.

WKU developing statewide drought warning system

WKU is developing a statewide drought warning system with the help of a $200,000 federal grant.

Southeastern KY Farmers May Be Eligible for Drought Aid

A release from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) says that farmers in 10 southeastern Kentucky counties may be eligible for federal aid under an agricultural disaster declaration issued as a result of the ongoing drought throughout the Commonwealth.

Berea Utilities asks for water conservation efforts during drought

Berea's water company is asking customers to cut back on water usage since drought conditions have depleted its water supply.

Forest Service urges caution with campfires

Due to dry weather conditions, fire management officials with the Daniel Boone National Forest are urging forest visitors to use caution with fire.

Kentucky gets a ‘D’ Grade on America’s Preparedness Report Card

A new report released today reveals Kentucky is largely unprepared to face significant and increasing risks posed by changing levels of extreme weather.

21 Kentucky firefighters helping fight wildfires in Alaska

Nearly two dozen Kentucky Division of Forestry firefighters are helping fight wildfires in Alaska that have already scorched an area the size of Fort Worth, Texas.

Too Much Rain Hurting Some Small Farms

Lexington just finished its third wettest August on record which followed an abnormally dry first half of the summer in some parts of the state. The extremes are hurting some farmers in the wallet.

Most Of Kentucky Experiencing Abnormally Dry Conditions

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor Map, most of the abnormally dry conditions are in central and southeastern Kentucky. Crops are showing stress.

Recent Rain Is Good News For One KY Crop

Despite the dry summer, there is some good news about a Kentucky crop.

26 KY Counties Named Primary Disaster Areas In Drought

26 Kentucky counties have been named as primary disaster areas because of the drought.

Dry Conditions Hit Kentucky Farmers & Consumers

Kentucky farmers have been hit hard by the drought.

Level 2 Drought Declared In 24 Western Kentucky Counties

The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, are issuing the drought declaration.

Governor Authorizes Drought Assistance For Kentucky

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order directing the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transport of emergency supplies to Kentucky counties struggling with drought.

Recent Drought Could Impact Fourth Of July Safety

Fire officials warn to use extra caution on where to set off fireworks for Fourth of July Celebrations

Rain Scarce In Bluegrass, Better Chance, Southeast

Rainfall is needed, but it isn't coming east, at least in central Kentucky. Most of today's t-storms will occur in southeastern Kentucky.

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