Energy and Environment Cabinet - Archived Headlines
Below you will find a list of press releases that are more than 180 days old. To view a press release, click on the title.
- Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Ends Dec. 15
Friday, December 14, 2012
Fall forest fire hazard season officially ends Dec. 15, but officials with the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) continue to urge caution when conducting any kind of outdoor burning.
- Maxey Flats project to get final cap
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is seeking an engineering firm to design the final cap for the Maxey Flats project, a low-level radioactive waste landfill in Fleming County, Ky.
- Governor Proclaims April 22-28 as Earth Week in Kentucky
Friday, April 20, 2012
Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed April 22-28, 2012, as “Earth Week in Kentucky.” This year?s celebration focuses on the Division of Forestry?s 100th anniversary with the theme of “Celebrating Kentucky?s Forests.”
- Commonwealth Cleanup Week March 17-24
Monday, March 12, 2012
Volunteers from across Kentucky are set to fill trash bags and pick up old tires March 17-24 during the 14th Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
- Conservation Art, Writing Contest Winners Announced
Monday, February 13, 2012
Six students from across Kentucky are being recognized in Frankfort on Feb. 16 for their art and writing skills.
- Kentucky Wild Rivers Program Adds Nearly 1,000 Acres to Inventory of Protected Lands
Friday, January 13, 2012
Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters today announced the purchase of 998 contiguous acres in Wayne and McCreary counties to help protect the exceptional quality and aesthetic character of the Cumberland River’s Little South Fork, a portion of which is designated a Kentucky Wild River.
- New Underground Storage Tank Regulations
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management has promulgated new underground storage tank regulations.
- Registration opens for annual Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment
Monday, August 22, 2011
Online registration is underway for the 35th Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, sponsored by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. This year’s event takes place Sept. 26-27 at the Lexington Convention Center.
- Governor proclaims April 16-22 as Earth Week in Kentucky
Monday, April 18, 2011
Declaring that there are few places that compare to Kentucky’s display of natural beauty in the springtime, Gov. Steve Beshear today proclaimed April 16-22, 2011, as Earth Week in Kentucky. This year’s state theme is “Playground Earth: Get Outside, Kentucky!”
- Environmental Quality Commission Recognizes Earth Day Achievements of Kentuckians
Friday, April 15, 2011
The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission today presented its annual Earth Day awards to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the environment.
- Commonwealth Cleanup Week Set for March 20-26
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Thousands of volunteers are set to fill trash bags and pick up old tires in locations across Kentucky March 20-26 during the 13th Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
- Governor Beshear announces clean diesel funding for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Project will reduce emissions of air pollutants in Fayette County
- Registration Opens for Governor's Conference on the Environment
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Online registration is now underway for the 2010 Governor’s Conference on the Environment Oct. 20-21 in Louisville. The two-day event, sponsored by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, will focus on the direct connections among historical and renewable energy sources, environmental protection and economic growth.
- Level 1 Drought Declared in 24 Western Kentucky Counties
Thursday, September 02, 2010
The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team (KDMT), are issuing a Level I Drought Declaration for three drought management areas (DMAs) in western Kentucky.
- Energy and Environment Cabinet Prepares for Governor's Conference on the Environment
Thursday, September 02, 2010
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is working diligently to prepare a dynamic agenda for the 34th Governor’s Conference on the Environment. The conference takes place Oct. 20-21, 2010 at the Louisville Downtown Marriott.
- State and Local Agencies Partner to Host Benson Creek Cleanup
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW), Bluegrass PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment) and the Frankfort Sewer Department invite the public to participate in a cleanup of Frankfort’s Benson Creek from 9 a.m. until noon Sept. 25. A rain date has been set for Oct. 2.
- Northern Kentucky Counties Meet Ozone Standard
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Air quality in Northern Kentucky is better today than it was 13 years ago. Today, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published in the Federal Register that Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties have been re-designated as attaining the 1997 8-hour federal air quality standard for ozone pollution of 0.08 ppm.
- Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence symposium series “Economic Development through BioEnergy” kicks off in Morehead
Thursday, August 05, 2010
The Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence is kicking off its 2010 symposium series “Economic Development through BioEnergy” in Morehead on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010.
- Public Comment Sought Concerning Beaver Creek Watershed
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is seeking public comment until Sept. 3 on a draft report addressing E. coli impairments in the Beaver Creek Watershed located in Floyd and Knott counties.
- Department of Energy Development and Independence announces 2010 Symposium Series
Friday, July 30, 2010
Seven collaborative conferences that will provide an opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs to learn about potential development through BioEnergy, mandates that are driving BioEnergy markets, and federal and state resource organizations that provide financing, marketing and other services were announced today by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Department of Energy Development and Independence.
- Division of Air Quality Reminds Homeowners of Proper Handling and Disposal of Flood Debris
Friday, May 07, 2010
With the floodwaters receding from last weekend’s storms, many Kentuckians are cleaning and restoring their homes and properties. The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has specific guidelines for proper disposal of debris in the aftermath of severe flooding.
- Kentucky miner dies in mine accident
Friday, January 22, 2010
Travis G. Brock, 29, of Helton in Leslie County, was killed today in a mine accident at the Abner Branch Rider mine (permit No. 15737-24) in Leslie County.
- Kentucky miner dies in accident
Friday, January 22, 2010
A Bledsoe Coal Co. miner has been killed at the Abner Branch mine (permit No. 15737-24) in Leslie County. The miner’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
- Kentucky Division of Water offers cold weather water pipe protection tips
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
With frigid temperatures and wind chills expected to continue through the week, the Kentucky Division of Water reminds citizens to protect the water systems in their homes and businesses from freezing.
- State accepting crumb rubber grant applications
Friday, December 04, 2009
Deadline is Feb. 1, 2010.
- Environmental Quality Commission issues call for nominations for the 2010 Earth Day awards
Friday, November 13, 2009
Recognize an individual or entity for efforts to protect the environment by nominating them for a 2010 Earth Day award presented by the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission (EQC).
- Division of Abandoned Mine Lands Director Steve Hohmann Receives Stan Barnard Memorial Award
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Director Steve Hohmann is the recipient of the Stan Barnard Memorial Award, the highest honor of the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP).
- Meth Lab Home Decontamination Program Reaches Milestone
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Since its inception in 2007, the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Methamphetamine Cleanup Program has reviewed cleanup reports and worked with contractors and home owners on the cleanup of meth-contaminated properties across Kentucky.
- Experts to Focus on Kentucky’s Energy Challenges and Opportunities at Environmental Conference
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Energy experts from across the country will gather this month to present the latest information in the field of energy and discuss Kentucky’s challenges and opportunities.
- State inspectors looking into two overnight mining accidents
Friday, July 10, 2009
Eight hurt in Muhlenberg County; two in Floyd County.
- Department for Environmental Protection awards construction contract for Richmond Landfill project
Friday, May 15, 2009
Could save Richmond $400,000 annually.
- Kentucky receives $600,000 in grants for contaminated land cleanup and economic development from the U.S. EPA
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Three communities share funding.
- Gov. Beshear announces crumb rubber grants
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Recycled materials to benefit local playgrounds.
- Drilling of test well to research carbon dioxide storage is underway in western Kentucky
Friday, April 24, 2009
Joint project involves state, public and private participants.
- Environmental Quality Commission presents 2009 Earth Day awards
Friday, April 17, 2009
Nine groups, individuals honored for environmental service, leadership.
- Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission to host hike at Floracliff State Nature Preserve
Monday, April 06, 2009
Author of wildflower book to lead hike.
- State hosts 11th annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week
Friday, March 06, 2009
Kentuckians can "spring clean" their communities.
- Fort Knox Emory Hall recognized by governor for Energy Star building
Monday, March 02, 2009
Energy Star building at Fort Knox.
- Energy and Environment Cabinet accepts applications for recycling, household hazardous waste grants
Monday, February 09, 2009
The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated recycling infrastructure, manage household hazardous waste and offer public education programs relating to recycling and household hazardous waste management.
- Department for Natural Resources suspends Virginia Drilling's permit to purchase or receive explosives
Friday, February 06, 2009
The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources (DNR) has issued a two-day suspension for Feb. 16 and 17 to the state’s largest contract blasting driller due to an excessive number of flyrock incidents that have occurred over the past several months.
- State has guidelines for storm debris
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Recycling is preferred method.
- Division of Abandoned Mine Lands announces reclamation project for Hopkins County
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Project will improve watershed in Nortonville community.
- Cabinets Name New Head for Shared Administrative Services
Friday, January 09, 2009
The secretaries of three Kentucky Executive Branch cabinets have named Holly McCoy-Johnson as the new executive director of the General Administrative and Program Support (GAPS) agency. McCoy-Johnson will replace Tommy Greenwell, who is retiring effective Feb. 1, 2009.
- Workshops provide tools for managing energy costs in Kentucky schools
Monday, January 05, 2009
The rising cost of energy and increases in energy consumption continue to challenge school district budgets across the commonwealth.
- Electrician Dies at Mine Site
Friday, December 12, 2008
An electrician working at a western Kentucky was killed Thursday.
- Miner Killed in Perry County Accident
Thursday, October 23, 2008
A coal miner was killed in a bulldozer accident at a Perry County mine.
- Governor declares state of emergency for Magoffin County
Friday, October 17, 2008
Water supply nearly depleted
- Kentucky drinking water systems show significant progress
Friday, October 17, 2008
Report to Governor Beshear highlights successes
- Magoffin County Facing Water Supply Shortage
Friday, October 10, 2008
Magoffin County residents are urged to conserve water in the face of a water shortage.
- Kentucky Woman to Head Foresters Association
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Leah MacSwords has been elected the first woman president of the National Association of State Foresters
- Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Begins
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The fall forest fire hazard season in Kentucky starts Oct. 1
- Miner Killed In Perry County Accident
Friday, September 19, 2008
A Campton man was killed in a mine accident in Perry County
- Streams and Lake Proposed for Special Protection
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The Division of Water has proposed the addition of four streams and a lake to a list of specially protected bodies of water.