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Students with Kentucky Refugee Ministries Tour Lexington’s Recycling Plant 

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By: Chris Porter Lexington is and has mostly been a community of transplants – most Lexington residents arrive here from other places. This makes educating people about recycling extremely important, and also somewhat of a challenge. We often begin conversations about Lexington’s recycling program by saying, “All recycling is local.” This simply means that how […]

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Learning About the Past, Present, and Future of Coal Mining

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Over one-hundred students, teachers, and parents from Central Kentucky schools visited Harlan County to learn about Kentucky’s main energy source: coal.  The trip was the culmination of six months of studying about energy resources and their differing environmental impacts. The fourth-grade students travelled around Benham and Lynch, two communities that have been significantly influenced by […]

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Watershed Improvements–Financial Assistance Available for Septic

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By: Lindsie Nicholas, Watershed Coordinator, Bluegrass Greensource Did you know that a failing septic system can require expensive repairs, pose a serious health risk to your family and neighbors, and have negative impacts on water quality? Leaking/failing systems deliver raw sewage into our watersheds, endangering people and livestock in the area with increased bacteria (E. […]