Division of Compliance Assistance - 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.

  • Laurie Berry of Glasgow Honored with Steve Crosman Award
    Monday, May 12, 2014
    Laurie Berry, a retired wastewater operator at the Glasgow Water Co., has been honored with the second annual Steve Crosman Award for Outstanding Environmental Professionalism.
  • Student Artists Honored for Eco-Art Contest
    Monday, May 05, 2014
    During Earth Week, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) honored the winning 2014 Eco-Art Contest high school artists by presenting awards at the respective schools.
  • Grant Funds Available for the Cleanup of Brownfield Properties
    Monday, March 17, 2014
    The Energy and Environment Cabinet is making available $140,000 in grant funding for local governments, nonprofits and quasi-governmental agencies for projects that clean up brownfield properties, including old factories, former gas stations, and other properties that are abandoned or underutilized due to environmental contamination.
  • Student Nominations Sought for Eco-Art Contest
    Thursday, November 21, 2013
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting nominations for the 2013–14 Eco-Art Contest.
  • 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards Presented by Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) honored the six recipients of its 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards during an awards luncheon at the Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington.
  • Beam Upgrades KY EXCEL Membership
    Friday, September 06, 2013
    Beam Inc., a leading global premium spirits company, has upgraded its Clermont and Boston, Ky., facilities’ memberships in the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) environmental leadership program, KY EXCEL, to a Master member – the program’s highest level.
  • State Environmental Award Nominations Sought
    Wednesday, June 12, 2013
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting nominations for the 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards.
  • Student Artists Honored for Eco-Art Contest
    Friday, April 26, 2013
    In honor of Earth Week, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is honoring the winning 2013 Eco-Art Contest high school artists by presenting awards at the respective schools.
  • Kentucky Utilities’ Haefling Generating Station Joins KY EXCEL
    Friday, March 01, 2013
    LG&E and KU Energy LLC’s Haefling Generating Station in Fayette County has joined the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) environmental leadership program, KY EXCEL, as a Master member – the program’s highest level.
  • North American Stainless Upgrades Its KY EXCEL Membership
    Friday, February 15, 2013
    North American Stainless, located in Ghent, Ky., has upgraded its membership in the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) environmental leadership program, KY EXCEL, to that of a Master member, the program’s highest level.
  • Student Nominations Sought for Eco-Art Contest
    Monday, October 22, 2012
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting nominations for the 2012–13 Eco-Art Contest. The contest provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment.
  • 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards presented by Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
    Friday, October 12, 2012
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection honored the six recipients of its 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards during an awards luncheon at the Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville.
  • Kentucky Receives $1.9 Million in Grants for Contaminated Land Cleanup and Assessment from the EPA
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded three brownfield grants to Kentucky totaling $1.9 million to fund the assessment and cleanup of properties with environmental problems.
  • State Environmental Awards Sought
    Thursday, May 10, 2012
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting nominations for the 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards. These awards were established to recognize the environmental leadership efforts and activities of individuals, businesses and organizations in the state. Through this awards program, DEP is providing a platform to tell the stories of the environmental stewardship taking place in the Commonwealth.
  • Student Artists Honored for Eco-Art Contest
    Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is honoring the six winning 2012 Eco-Art Contest high school artists this week by presenting awards at the respective schools. The Kentucky students used the contest themes or categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection and submitted artwork using the media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs.
  • Duke Energy East Bend Station Joins KY EXCEL
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    Duke Energy East Bend Station, located in Union, Ky., has joined the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) environmental leadership program, KY EXCEL, as a Master member, the program’s highest level.
  • 2trg Joins KY EXCEL
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    2trg, located in Louisville, Ky., has joined the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) environmental leadership program, KY EXCEL, as a Master member, the program’s highest level.
  • Franklin County School Launches Alternative Fuels Lab
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    The Franklin County Career and Technical Center (FCCTC) launched its alternative fuels lab with the production of its first batch of biodiesel Nov. 10, 2011. The biodiesel production at FCCTC was made possible by the Kentucky Biofuels for Schools Program, which encourages Kentucky high schools to teach, produce and use biofuels within their schools and community. Kentucky Biofuels for Schools is made possible by TogetherGreen and the Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA).
  • Student Nominations Sought for Eco-Art Contest
    Friday, October 14, 2011
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting nominations for the 2011–12 Eco-Art Contest, formerly known as the Green Art Contest. Multiple awards will be presented to eligible Kentucky high school students who created art using the contest themes or categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection.
  • Kentucky Receives $800,000 in Grants for Contaminated Land Cleanup and Assessment from the U.S. EPA
    Tuesday, October 04, 2011
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded four brownfield grants to Kentucky totaling $800,000 to fund the assessment and cleanup of properties with environmental problems.
  • Environmental Excellence Awards Presented by Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
    Tuesday, October 04, 2011
    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection honored the six recipients of its 2011 Environmental Excellence Awards during an awards luncheon at the Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment at the Lexington Convention Center.
  • Initiative Launched to Help Kentucky Sporting Events Reduce Environmental Impacts
    Friday, September 09, 2011
    The Commonwealth of Kentucky has initiated Sustainable Sporting Events, an effort to help sporting venues enhance the environment and comply with environmental regulations. One of the areas being helped is the horse racing industry.