Understanding the 2016 Fall fire season in Tennessee and Kentucky: What went wrong and why it happened

By Jennifer Turner The Division of Forestry Fire season across the Commonwealth.kicked off once again February 15, 2017, with many people still dealing with the devastation and aftermath of a torrential fall season from 2016. Two states that were heavily impacted, were Kentucky and Tennessee, but one state, […]

Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet and the Kentucky NEED Project offers teachers hands-on education about energy

By Carrie Searcy and Eileen Hardy The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) on Feb 21 partnered with the Kentucky NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project on the second of the four workshops to bring grade-appropriate activities about energy to 21 teachers in grades K through […]

HAB viewer and scientific research helps Kentuckians steer clear of harmful algal blooms

By Lanny Brannock and Melissa Miracle Department for Environmental Protection The phone rang in the office of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection. Louisville Sports Commission executive director, Karl Schmitt, was calling with an urgent question, “Will the Ohio River be safe to use for the swim portion […]