Beth Smith, The Gleaner en National Emergency Alert System Tested Next Week <p><a href="">In less than a week, the United States will experience its first nationwide </a>test of the Emergency Alert System. The 3 &frac12; minute test will occur at 2 p.m. EST on Nov. 9, and is being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:14:31 +0000 Beth Smith, The Gleaner 15631 at Increased Fire Risk In western KY. <p><a href=" "><strong>Warm and dry usually makes for</strong></a> great weather conditions, but long periods of warm and dry can also make for an elevated fire risk. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Western Kentucky hasn&#39;t experienced a good, soaking rain since Sept. 25. There was some precipitation on Sept. 27 and 28, but only &quot;trace&quot; amounts. Fire officials said fires are easily sparked when grass and brush dry out.<br /> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:54:25 +0000 Beth Smith, The Gleaner 14050 at