George L. Seay, Jr. named Deputy Commissioner
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely today announced the appointment of John D. Small as Commissioner of the Department for Natural Resources (DNR).
Secretary Snavely also announced the appointment of George L. Seay, Jr. as Deputy Commissioner of DNR. Both appointments are effective March 1, 2018.
Plan will also provide additional $1.2 million for water district repairs
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2018) – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Gov. Matt Bevin today announced a $3.4 million project to alleviate water supply issues within the Martin County Water District.
The project will help secure clean water for the people of Martin County and will be administered by the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (KY DAML), which has received preliminary approval from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE). The water intake modifications will utilize collective funding from a 2018 AML grant and a 2017 AML Pilot grant. Kentucky’s Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has also invested an additional $1.2 million to assist with repairs.
E. Paulette Akers has been appointed Director of the Kentucky Division of Conservation in the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources (DNR).
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary
Charles Snavely today announced the resignation of Kentucky Department for Natural Resources Commissioner Allen Luttrell.
Luttrell, of Lawrenceburg, was appointed two years ago to the position by Governor Matt Bevin and provided strong leadership during his tenure that saw the department wage a highly successful campaign during the 2016 fall fire season, create development opportunities through the 2016 AML Pilot program, and significantly reduce reclamation liabilities in Kentucky’s coalfields. He resigned due to personal reasons.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 22, 2017) – Lovers of Kentucky’s nature preserves have received a Christmas present a few days early. Fleming County’s Park Lake Mountain Nature Preserve has grown to over 860 acres, thanks in part to citizens who purchase “Nature’s Finest” license plates for their vehicles.
If you missed part or all of the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, or just want to experience it again, now is your chance to read about it, or to see it all, session by session on video through the Cabinet’s website.