Earth Day Celebrations Kick Off

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear used his weekly radio commentary this week to announce the state’s plans for “Earth Week.” That’s in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, this Thursday, April 22nd.  Beshear says he’ll be making announcements about programs to promote energy efficiency, and holding events throughout the Bluegrass.

“Tree plantings and environmental information sessions will also be held at a variety of venues across the state during the week, combining education and action toward keeping Kentucky green.”

One announcement will be about Kentucky’s rebate program for energy efficient appliances.

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