Gov. Bevin Announces $150,000 in Refunds to Coal Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin announced today fiscal courts in 29 counties will receive refunds totaling $149,425 from mining permit and acreage fees. The amounts of refunds are based on acreage fees paid by coal companies.

The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources collects mine permit and acreage fees and returns a portion of those fees to coal-producing counties for projects to be determined by the local fiscal courts.

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Manufacturer Sekisui Reaches KY EXCEL Highest Level

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 15, 2017) – Sekisui S-Lec America, LLC, a leading manufacturer of S-LEC PVB film, has upgraded its Winchester, Ky., facility membership in the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) environmental leadership program, KY EXCEL, to a Master member – the program’s highest level.

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HJR 56 Subcommittee to Meet Aug. 16

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – The Kentucky House Joint Resolution 56 Committee will meet August 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room 232, Department for Environmental Protection, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky. 40601.

The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda is as follows:

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Lead in Water Workgroup to Meet Aug. 16

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Kentucky’s Lead in Water Workgroup is scheduled to meet Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky. 40601.

The agenda is as follows:

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$4 Million in Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grants Announced for Economic Development and Job Creation in Eastern Kentucky

$2 million in U. S. Army Corps of Engineers grants for three infrastructure projects also announced

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 8, 2017) -U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced five grants worth more than $5 million to spur economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky.   Continue reading “$4 Million in Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grants Announced for Economic Development and Job Creation in Eastern Kentucky”

Grayson Air Monitoring Site Part of Rural Trends Study

For nearly two decades, Environmental Inspector Joe Boggs has tended to the air monitors at Grayson Lake in Eastern Kentucky.  This scenic site, located far from major emissions sources, serves as a baseline for air quality in a pristine environment. In this video, Boggs talks about his work and the role of air monitoring in understanding Kentucky’s air quality.

Grayson Air Monitoring Site Part of Rural Trends Study

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