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Lexington temporarily suspends paper recycling; market suffering from ‘overabundance of material’

Changes in the global marketplace for recycled materials are forcing the Lexington Recycle Center to temporarily suspend recycling of paper products. The change will go into effect immediately. “Outlets for paper products are accepting only limited amounts due to an overabundance of material in domestic markets,” said Nancy Albright, Lexington’s Commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public...

Mike Denham: Kentucky’s abundant forest lands generating $14.6 billion for state’s economy

Over the last 50 years, usually around the time fall colors are in full bloom, state and federal officials have dedicated a week to highlight all of the products our forests provide. Kentucky, of course, has been blessed more than most states. Trees cover nearly half of our 25 million acres, and we are among the nation’s leaders – and first in the South – when it comes to hardwood production. Nearly...