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UPDATE: All lanes of I-64 reopen in Lexington after accident

All westbound lanes of I-64 in Fayette County reopened just before midnight after being closed due to an earlier accident.

University of Louisville plans Sustainability Week events

The University of Louisville is planning activities later this month to raise awareness for responsible environmental stewardship.

Kentucky Environmental Body Faces Potential Demise

Without any support from the Energy and Environment Cabinet or the Kentucky General Assembly, some are questioning whether the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission should continue to exist.

Report: Pipeline wouldn’t cause major environmental problems

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staffers say a proposed natural gas pipeline that runs through Kentucky would not have a significant environmental impact - but people concerned about potential environmental problems continue to oppose the project.

Environmental groups sound alarm on coal ash proposal

A coalition of environmentalists is sounding the alarm about a plan the Tennessee Valley Authority is considering for storing coal ash involving 10 cites.

Environmental group ending annual mountaintop mining protest

A Kentucky environmental group is ending an annual protest in Frankfort that called attention to a destructive surface mining practice known as mountaintop mining.

Kentucky Utilities, LG&E closing several coal ash ponds

Prompted by new federal regulations, the state's two largest utility companies are closing several storage ponds that collect the coal ash burned by power plants.

Mayor names Commissioner of Environmental Quality & Public Works

Dowell Hoskins-Squier, Director of the Division of Traffic Engineering, has been named Commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works by Mayor Jim Gray.

Estill County School certified ENERGY STAR

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet today announced West Irvine Elementary School has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification.

Elliott Co. Schools recognized for energy efficiency

All four schools in the Elliott Co. School District have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification.

Kentucky ranks 48th in national eco-friendly survey

Kentucky's ranking is one of the lowest in the country in categories of environmental quality and eco-friendly behaviors.

Environmental groups sue TVA over Gallatin plant pollution

Two environmental groups claim toxic pollution from a Gallatin power plant is seeping into the Cumberland River and state regulators are not doing enough to stop it.

Groups challenge Ky., W.Va’s environmental authority

Environmental groups are going to court to argue that Kentucky and West Virginia are doing a poor job of enforcing federal clean water rules.

UK Students Use Artwork To Promote Earth Week

As part of Earth Week, more than 100 students from UK are attempting to raise awareness of environmental concerns through artwork.

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