Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has released its 1000th Northern Bobwhite Quail. The birds have been hatched on site as part of the forest’s effort to reintroduce them. Northern Bobwhite Quail are nearing threatened status throughout their Eastern U.S. range.
The U.S. EPA will hold an additional hearing on its proposed rule for regulating the waste from coal-fired power plants in Louisville on September 28, 2010.
A Kentucky legislative oversight committee voted not to renew the consulting firm’s $200,000 contract, criticizing the Washington D.C.-based Center for Climate Strategies’ influence. But Energy and Environment Cabinet spokesman Dick Brown says legislators need not be concerned.
To help meet Medicaid costs, Congress will reduce federal food stamp funding more quickly than anticipated. That comes at a time when Kentucky’s food stamp rolls have grown by more than 70,000 households in the past two years.
While growing attention from the National Republican Congressional Committee and now a visit from the House’s top Republican could boost chances for Todd Lally, who is running against Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) for the third district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, his campaign coffers are still less than half as full as Yarmuth’s as the fall campaign season kicks off.
A former mine safety analyst for the state has been indicted on 28 counts of falsifying reports about several mines, many of which are in Perry County.
Beginning in January of 2011, mine operators will have to track and later report how much methane they emit. Methane is 21 times as potent a greenhouse gas as carbon dioxide, and to prevent it from building up underground, mine operators release it into the atmosphere.
Locust Grove’s reopening will be celebrated tomorrow; advanced microscopy helped restorers identify the original paint colors and wallpaper.
Farmers can let the public know, via the site, when food is harvested and what’s available. Consumers can search for specific foods, specific locations, and even communicate with farmers directly. Nonprofits can sign up as willing recipients of farmers’ excess food.
Rubbertown residents had the opportunity to hear more about an evolving strategic plan for the development and improvement of their neighborhood.