A few streams are freed from low head dams but many more remain in Kentucky

BY: - December 1, 2023

In the early years of this nation and state, settlers built small dams on rivers and streams to capture waterpower for mills, enable navigation and assure a water supply. In the middle part of the last century even more were built as government agencies tried to bring waterways under control. Today, thousands of those dams […]

How can Kentucky tackle veterinarian shortage? Working group presents its ideas.

BY: - November 28, 2023

Kentucky’s Veterinary Shortage Working Group met Tuesday to finalize a report 18 months in the making.  The report includes ways Kentucky can bring more veterinarians, especially those who practice on large animals, into the profession and give them further support to practice in Kentucky. The group, which is under the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, has […]

More dove fields added for upcoming Kentucky season

BY: - August 25, 2023

Kentucky hunters will have more dove fields for the upcoming season, the state’s Fish and Wildlife department said Friday.  Dove season opens in Kentucky on Sept. 1. Fish and Wildlife has signed “voluntary agreements with private landowners” in West and Central Kentucky to add two public fields for dove hunting.  These two new fields – […]

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife gives safety tips about black bear sightings

BY: - June 22, 2023

As the summer season begins, wildlife officials are advising Kentuckians about possible black bear sightings.  The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife says that sightings of black bears are common across the state. Encounters with the animals are possible, too, especially in early summer.  Recent sightings have been reported in eastern, southeastern and southcentral Kentucky, […]

Torture a dog or cat? You could be charged with a felony under proposed Kentucky law  

BY: - March 1, 2023

Under a bipartisan bill that passed a House committee on Wednesday, Kentuckians who torture a dog or cat could be charged with a felony. House Bill 103 would make it a Class D felony to torture a domestic dog or cat. Two members of the House Standing Committee on Judiciary passed and 15 voted in […]