Beshear Administration Fires Commissioner of Natural Resources

The commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources has been fired. The Energy and Environment cabinet didn’t give any reason for dismissing Carl Campbell, who was a political appointee, but his successor could have significant influence over the administration of certain programs. Campbell was appointed commissioner in 2008, and before that spent 25 years […]

Update: Three Trapped In SE Kentucky Coal Mine

Here’s an update from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet: FRANKFORT, Ky. – (June 20, 2011) – Rescuers in Bell County are working to place pumps at the entrance of an underground mine where three miners are trapped due to high water from heavy overnight rains. The Kentucky office of Mine Safety and Licensing, the […]

Kentucky Volunteers Begin Roadway Spring Cleaning

“Last year, we had over 1,200 people walk along the roadways and pick up over 6,000 bags of trash, about 1,400 tires, and they cleaned 11 illegal dumps last year. So hopefully we can beat those figures this year,” said Ricki Gardenhire with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Energy Cabinet Accepting Smart Grid Proposals

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is now taking proposals for new so-called smart grid energy distribution projects in the state. The Cabinet has $2.65-million in stimulus funds to distribute for smart grid proposals. Project director Bob Amato says they’re hoping to fund five or six demonstration projects. “Things like in-home displays that will give […]