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Art Lander’s Outdoors: The American Alligator, an iconic native species, thrives in the South’s wetlands

The American Alligator is known throughout the world as an iconic North American wildlife species (Photo from Wikipedia Commons) The American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is known throughout the world as an iconic native wildlife species of North America, immortalized in country music and popular culture. “Polk salad Annie, gators got your granny,” is a lyric from a 2006 song by Tony...

Energy and Environment Cabinet announces funds availability for watershed restoration projects

Funding is available for projects that help clean up polluted streams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater and for projects that protect water resources. The funds can be used for watershed restoration projects, watershed plan development, and other projects that reduce and prevent runoff pollution. Runoff pollution, also known as nonpoint source pollution (NPS), is the number one contributor to water pollution...

Meetings set for recording public comments on horsepower limits, speeds on small lakes

  The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will hold a second series of public meetings to electronically record comments pertaining to a proposal to lift motor restrictions on several small department-owned lakes in the state.   Department officials will submit responses to comments in writing to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee for review pursuant...