Regional
10:58 am
Tue August 2, 2005

Kentucky Back In Drought Situation

Lexington, KY – With Hurricane leftovers gone and pop-up storms at a minimum, the cracks in the ground are getting wider as Kentucky slips back into state-wide drought.
UK experts say the Bluegrass region has slipped into a moderate drought and the rtest of the state is in a mild, but worsening drought.
Top soil moisture is short and crop moisture is abnormally dry with prospects for rain not a sure thing, even on Friday when a cool front is expected to pass through.
UK's Tom Priddy estimates the Blue Grass region needs 5.5" of rain above normal to end the current dry spell. Western counties need .9", central sections 1.32" and eastern Kentucky .09