With COVID-19 cancelling in-person fundraisers, EEC Executive Secretary Judy Tingle and Special Assistant Jan Velez knew the 2020 Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign would be like no other before it. But their creativity and the cabinet’s generosity led to the EEC more than doubling last year’s total and the pair being recognized for their efforts.
The Division of Water spoke with Isabel Escobar, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky, to gain a better understanding of algal blooms and what we can do to keep our waters and ourselves safe.
As the current white oak population ages over the next 50 years, there’s not a sustainable source of new seedlings to supply the unprecedented demand from bourbon production and other timber-related industries. As a result, scientists are working to replicate select white oaks with “superior genetics.”