(FRANKFORT, Ky. Feb. 23, 2017) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today recognized the Henry County School District for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification in all of the district’s five school buildings. Certificates signed by Governor Matt Bevin and Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely were presented to school officials during the February 23 meeting of the Henry County Board of Education.
FRANKFORT, KY (February 23, 2017) – This spring’s first arrest for woodland arson was made Wednesday, February 22, by Sgt. Homer L. Pigman of the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (KDFWR).
Sgt. Pigman arrested Johnathan Shepherd of no known address for allegedly setting a fire off HWY 1210. Mr. Shepherd was charged with KRS 149.380 (2)(3) setting fire on land owned by another and KRS 508.060 wanton endangerment in the first degree. This is a Class D Felony.
The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) on Feb 21 partnered with the Kentucky NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project on the second of the four workshops to bring grade-appropriate activities about energy to 21 teachers in grades K through 12.
The workshops are being held for educators who want to learn more about energy and the resources available through NEED in a hands-on environment.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet today announced two contests to protect the environment and to celebrate Earth Day.
For middle school students, the “Capture the Earth” photo contest seeks original photographs and for high school students, the “Capture the Earth” video contest seeks original videos. Both contests seek to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Kentucky.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Education and Workforce Development Joint Subcommittee of the Drinking Water Advisory Council and Wastewater Advisory Council will be meeting on Monday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky.
The group will discuss development of a Succession Planning brochure for local decision makers and review internship programs in other states.
Additional information is available at http://eec.kentucky.gov
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved its review of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report for E coli, pH, Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Nickel and Zinc, 54 Pollutant-Waterbody Cominations on 25 stream segments in the Pond Creek Watershed in early Feb.
You can find the link to the entire TMDL report here.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet is now accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires. This grant has been used to fund crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects in recent years, but the cabinet is encouraging applicants to expand the scope of potential projects for this grant cycle.