Henry County Schools Recognized for Energy Efficiency

(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.

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Arson Arrest Made in Floyd County

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.

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“Capture the Earth” Student Video and Photo Contests Announced

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.

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Total Maximum Daily Load Approved for Pond Creek Watershed

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.

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Nationwide Permits to Be Renewed by Division of Water

Every five years, the United States Army Corps’ of Engineers (USACE) issues a series of general Nationwide Permits (NWPs) to authorize federal permitted activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.

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300 Building Dedicated by Gov. Bevin, Officials

The 300 Building at Sower Blvd. in Frankfort got its official christening yesterday from Gov. Matt Bevin, Finance Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum, III, Frankfort Mayor Bill May and a host of other dignitaries.

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Air Permitting and Compliance Workshop Registration Open

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) will host an Air Permitting and Compliance Workshop Feb. 8 in Frankfort at the DEP Training Center at 300 Sower Blvd. The workshop will educate attendees about air regulations and permitting so they understand and can comply with their environmental regulations. Speakers from DCA and the Division for Air Quality (DAQ) will be explaining how to obtain an air quality permit and follow the requirements of the permit.

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