Two Western Kentucky Streams Listed as Impaired

The Kentucky Division of Water has released reports detailing the levels of pollution in two western Kentucky streams. Division of Water spokeswoman Allison Fleck says Clarks River and Cypress Creek are contaminated, but the division isn’t sure exactly where the E. coli is coming from. “The bacteria pollution comes from septic tanks that are not… Continue reading Two Western Kentucky Streams Listed as Impaired

Antibiotic Use in Cattle May Spawn Drug-Resistant Bacteria

The World Health Organization still isn’t sure where the rare strain of E. coli that’s spreading across Europe came from, but some believe it may have been spurred by the overmedication of cattle. And there are lots of cattle in Kentucky—more than any other state east of the Mississippi. At a farm in Oldham County,… Continue reading Antibiotic Use in Cattle May Spawn Drug-Resistant Bacteria

E. coli Reported In Kentucky

An E. coli outbreak that began in Michigan and Ohio now includes one case each in Kentucky, Indiana and New York. The cases are thought to be related to ground beef that was recalled by the Kroger company this month.