Most Of Kentucky In Drought

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prolonged dry spell across Kentucky is cutting into corn and soybean yields and causing at least one county to put a strict ban on using water outdoors.

National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Callahan is reporting a severe drought in portions of south-central and southeastern Kentucky. He said Monday that most of the rest of Kentucky is in a moderate or mild drought.

A water shortage warning has been issued in Magoffin County. The eastern Kentucky county is pumping water from backup wells to help offset low levels in the Licking River. As a result, Magoffin residents are banned from any outside water use.

In Warren County, farmer Tom Tucker is seeing lower corn yields because of the dry spell, and says he's expecting a subpar soybean harvest as well.


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  • by Bill Location: Pike on Sep 30, 2008 at 05:54 AM
    Lets hope for a mild winter,without it my cows will strave.The price of corn has doubled here.Cow feed has double allso.
  • by J Location: E KY on Sep 29, 2008 at 11:33 AM
    Wonder how long it too to figure this out?

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