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Ozone season is officially here, outdoor burning restricted in several Kentucky counties

Ozone season has begun and for some Kentucky counties that means taking extra care to learn before you burn. From May 1 through Sept. 30, open burning in Boone, Boyd, Bullitt, Campbell, Jefferson, Kenton, Lawrence, and Oldham counties is restricted to protect air quality. This is especially important this year as Kentucky fights through the Coronavirus pandemic. Ground-level ozone is a summertime health...

Beshear tours flooded areas in Southeastern Kentucky, provides briefing on response efforts

Gov. Andy Beshear and local leaders provided an update on the emergency management and relief response to flooding events in Southeastern Kentucky during a Thursday briefing at the London Joint Readiness Center. Joined by Senate President Robert Stivers, of Manchester; Senator Johnny Ray Turner, of Prestonsburg; Rep. Adam Bowling, of Middlesboro; Michael Dossett, director of the Kentucky Division of...

PSC picks Vantage Energy Consulting to conduct management audit of Grayson RECC

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has selected a consulting firm to review the management of Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. (Grayson RECC) and evaluate whether the electric distribution cooperative should be merged with another utility. href=”http://vantageenergyconsulting.com”>Vantage Energy Consulting, LLC, based in Florida, will conduct the review. The PSC ordered...

Gov. Bevin receives notification of Federal assistance for Eastern KY counties impacted by flooding

Governor Matt Bevin today received notification that President Donald Trump has authorized assistance for certain Kentucky counties that suffered significant damage as a result of the severe flooding event from Feb. 9 through Feb. 14. Gov. Bevin “We are grateful for this official declaration by the President, which will allow Eastern Kentucky counties to access federal assistance to repair local...

Gov. Bevin requests presidential disaster declaration for 35 Kentucky counties impacted by flooding

Governor Matt Bevin has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes. Photo courtesy of Chuck...