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People in Powell County concerned about potential landfill

POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - A quiet section of Virden Ridge in Powell County could soon be home to a landfill. Cindy Geddes lives on...

Powell County residents debate building new landfill

POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - Passionate responses from a crowd so big, there weren't enough seats at Clay City Elementary school. Many don't like Blaze...

Radioactive waste plan causes a stir in Estill County

People in Estill County discussed the future of a nearby landfill Monday night that has been at the center of a controversy after it was discovered radioactive waste was illegally dumped there years ago.

Kentucky reaches settlement in radioactive waste dumping

Kentucky officials have reached a $168,000 settlement with one of the companies accused of being involved in the dumping of radioactive waste in an Appalachian landfill.

KYTC: drivers should see safety improvements on US 25

Safety improvements are coming to a dangerous and deadly stretch of US 25 in Scott County.

Scott County landfill protesters hope zoning appeal will slow expansion

A big crowd of people gathered at Scott County High School Tuesday night for the latest step in the controversial landfill expansion process.

Georgetown Mayor Announces Landfill Truck Route Changes

At a press conference on Thursday, Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather announced that the City will no longer haul garbage along U.S. 25 between Champion Way and Double Culvert Road.

People Protest Expansion of Scott County Landfill

Hundreds of people packed into the Scott County High School auditorium Wednesday night to protest the expansion of the Central Kentucky Landfill.

State Finalizes $95K Fine for Radioactive Dump at Landfill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State officials have finalized an agreement with an eastern Kentucky disposal company that illegally dumped low-level radioactive fracking waste. The state...

Estill citizens want say in state negotiations with polluter

Estill County residents are asking for two seats at the table as state regulators discuss an agreement with a local landfill operator accused of illegally dumping low-level nuclear waste.

Estill Co. Concerned Citizens rally about radioactive waste dumping

A local minister tells the crowd gathered at the Estill County High School football field, "Father we realize that you left us here to take care of this earth...We apologize for what man kind has down to your creation."

Rally on Saturday to address radioactive waste at Estill Co. landfill

The Concerned Citizens of Estill County (CCEC,) have announced a rally at Estill County High School on Saturday, July 16, to raise awareness of illegal radioactive waste dumping in their landfill.

TVA seeking comment on dry ash landfill near Bull Run

The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public comment on plans for a new dry ash storage landfill next to the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Anderson County.

Kentucky begins crackdown on radioactive waste

Kentucky health officials have ordered the company accused of hauling low-level nuclear waste into the state to stop or face heavy fines and potential criminal charges.

State sends notice of violations to landfill in Estill County

The state sent a notice of violation to the operators of a landfill in Estill County for reportedly accepting low-level radioactive waste.

Estill Co. releases results of drinking water tests

Emergency management officials have released results of a test on drinking water in Estill Co., after Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor learned of radioactive waste being dumped in the county landfill.

Estill judge-executive writes lawmakers for more help

Estill County Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor is still mad. It's been more than a week since he learned of radioactive waste being dumped in the county landfill and his to-do list is still growing.

Public forum to address radioactive waste concerns

There’s a public forum Tuesday night about the low-level radioactive waste that was reportedly illegally dumped in a landfill in Estill County.

Why didn’t state notify Estill County of illegal radioactive dump right away?

Why did the state wait more than two weeks to tell Estill County officials that radioactive waste had been illegally dumped in a landfill across from two schools?

Official: Low-level radioactive waste dumped in Kentucky

A Kentucky official says low-level nuclear waste from drilling operations in other states was dumped illegally in Kentucky last year.

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