Student nominations sought for EcoArt Contest Program to recognize high school artists

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting nominations for the 2017–18 EcoArt Contest. The contest, which is in its ninth year, provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect Kentucky’s environment. Multiple...

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection announces 2016 EcoART contest winners

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) has selected its 2016 EcoART Contest student winners. The annual contest is open to Kentucky high school students who create artwork in the categories of air, water, land and habitat. They were instructed to use media types of drawing, painting, print work, mixed media, sculpture, pottery and photographs. Winning artwork by Sophie Cozzolino...

Grant funds for watershed restoration projects available through Division of Water

Grant Funds for projects that help clean up polluted streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater, and for projects that protect water resources, are available from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Water (DOW). The grants would provide funding for watershed restoration projects and watershed plan development, as well as other projects that reduce and prevent runoff pollution. Runoff...

Ky. American Water, Greensource among winners of state environmental awards

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection 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. Three are from Lexington, two from Louisville and one from Bowling Green.   The recipients are:   KY EXCEL Champion Award: Kentucky...

Kentucky water systems produce consistently ‘high-quality drinking water,’ study shows

The Kentucky Division of Water recently completed a study of public drinking water data to determine if heavy metals such as arsenic and chromium were occurring in public drinking water at concentrations that may cause health concerns.   The results?   “The analysis revealed that heavy metals are not occurring in public drinking water systems at levels that cause health concerns and affirmed...