Western Kentucky in drought, no relief sighted

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky Agriculture Weather Center is rating western Kentucky as being in a "severe" drought.

The rating comes as the result of sparse rainfall in the last three weeks and soaring temperatures. The Gleaner (http://bit.ly/KinoAe) reports Henderson, Paducah and Princeton are among the driest counties in the state.

And there's no relief in sight, according to the National Weather Service.

Daily high temperatures of 90 degrees or higher are expected beginning Thursday and lasting through the Memorial Day weekend. The 5-day forecast for the area doesn't call for rain.

Information from: The Gleaner, http://www.thegleaner.com/

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