Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 11, 2018) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced that up to $444,988 in grant funding has been awarded for rubber-modified asphalt projects that use crumb rubber manufactured from waste tires.

The grants will be used for the application of chip seal or asphalt overlay to county or metro government roads. Chip seal is a road surface treatment that combines asphalt with fine aggregate, and can extend a road’s life up to eight years.  Asphalt overlay is a new layer of asphalt applied over an existing asphalt surface, and can extend the road life from seven to 10 years.

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Reminder – Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

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.

The awards will include the Secretary’s Award, the Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership Award, the Environmental Pacesetter Award, the Resource Caretaker Award, the Community Environmental Luminary Award, and the KY EXCEL Champion Award. Those selected to be honored will received their awards during the conference luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 12.

The deadline for all nominations is Aug. 1, 2018. The awards are as follows:

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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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State Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Funding Awarded for Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2018) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management today announced 46 recycling, five composting, and 27 household hazardous waste grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury.

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Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2018) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced $309,946 in grant funding awards for landscaping, walking trails and pour-in-place surfacing projects that utilize recycled waste tires.

The grants are from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, established by the 1998 Kentucky General Assembly to receive a $1 fee from each retail sale of a new tire in the state. The fund helps manage the approximately 5 million scrap tires generated in Kentucky each year and promotes the development of markets for recycled tire products.

Recipients, along with grant amounts, are as follows:

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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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