Beth Smith, The Gleaner http://weku.fm en National Emergency Alert System Tested Next Week http://weku.fm/post/national-emergency-alert-system-tested-next-week <p><a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/nov/04/emergency-alert-system-to-be-tested-next-week/">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 http://weku.fm Increased Fire Risk In western KY. http://weku.fm/post/increased-fire-risk-western-ky <p><a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/oct/10/extended-dry-spell-increases-fire-risk/ "><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 http://weku.fm