Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

Award winners to be announced at the Cabinet’s 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment in October

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2018) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is calling for nominations for its annual environmental awards to be presented during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 11-12 at the Lexington Convention Center.

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KY EXCEL Open House Announced

KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, supports and takes time to recognize entities all across the Commonwealth who are leading the way in environmental actions.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Celebrates Earth Day

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Clear sunny skies created the perfect day for the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s 2018 Earth Day celebration on April 27, at the 300 Sower Building in Frankfort, Ky. More than half a dozen divisions representing both the Department for Environmental Protection and the Department for Natural Resources had exhibits that were open to both the public and employees.

Other exhibitors included The Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Woods and Waters Land Trust, Franklin County Solid Waste, Kentucky State University, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Glean KY, Life Adventure Center, KET and Together Frankfort.

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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Employees: Smart, Hard Working, and Dedicated to Public Service

By: Charles Snavely

Secretary, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

As this is Public Service Recognition Week, (April 22-28), I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to you, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet employees who come to work each day and do your very best to serve the Commonwealth, often without recognition or appreciation from the public.

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Lake Cumberland Area Development District Receives $300,000 U. S. EPA Brownfields Grant

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2018) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it has  selected the Lake Cumberland Area Development District to receive a $300,000 community-wide Brownfield Assessment Grant. The EPA selects recipients every year to receive funding for brownfield site revitalization. This helps local governments identify and redevelop vacant and unused properties, transforming communities and local economies.

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Compliance Workshops from Division for Compliance Assistance Announced

Need help understanding environmental regulations and requirements? The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA), in partnership with Divisions of Air, Water and Waste, will be hosting a series of one-day environmental workshops in Frankfort, Ky. to help those who need to learn the basics or just want a refresher on regulatory expectations. These introductory-level workshops focus on assisting and educating regulated facilities, consultants, business owners, local governments and other environmental professionals about air, waste and water regulations.

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KY EXCEL Announces Field Trip to Star Hill Farm and Maker’s Mark Distillery

KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, and Maker’s Mark Distillery invite you to join us on May 22, 2018 for a field trip to Maker’s Mark Distillery’s Star Hill Farm.  This field trip is a great interactive learning and networking opportunity for all who engage in or wish to engage in environmental leadership.

Environmental professionals/educators, non-profits, local governments, manufacturing/industry representatives and others are invited to participate.

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