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Environment
4:59 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Drought Worsening In Kentucky, Indiana

File photo from National Drought Mitigation Center

With information from Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson and the Associated Press

Kentucky officials say drought conditions exist in three-fourths of the state and the dry spell has become severe in parts of western Kentucky, where farmers are at risk of low yields or no crops at all.   

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Sports
4:24 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Churchill Downs Revises Racing Schedule Amid Heat Wave

Rick Howlett/WFPL

The final three days live racing for the Churchill Downs spring meet will be held Friday through Sunday, but under a revised schedule.

High temperatures around the 100 degree mark forced Churchill Downs to cancel its Thursday racing card.   Spokesman Darren Rogers says it was just the 18th time in the track’s long history that the races were called off.

"All of those (were) weather-related in some fashion, but that is the first time we’ve ever had to cancel due to extreme heat," he said.

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Local News
2:29 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Heat Wave To Grip Area For Several Days

Illustration from louisvilleky.gov

A heat wave that will linger over the region for the next several days will produce high temperatures in the triple digits.

That has health officials cautioning those who have to be outside to consume plenty of liquids and avoid overexertion.

University of Louisville Hospital emergency department physician Laura Tudor says low humidity levels will make coping with the heat a bit easier.

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