NASA Scientist Discusses Saturn Mission at U of L

A NASA scientist is visiting the University of Louisville this week to teach students and staff about the scientific mission exploring Saturn. The Cassini mission is a joint venture from NASA and the European Space Agency, which sent a spacecraft to Saturn in 1997 to record data. Most recently, researchers have been following a storm […]

Abandoned Mine Funds Directed to Perry County Water Project

Fifty-two more homes in Perry County, Kentucky will be hooked into city water systems soon, after a state agency determined their drinking water was affected by mining activity more than thirty years ago. The state’s Abandoned Mine Lands funds go to abate hazards created by mining before the federal Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act […]

Broken Water Main Inspection Begins, Boil Advisory to Last Until Evening

The water boil advisory for central Louisville is expected to remain in effect until this evening. The advisory was put in place last night after a 48-inch water main broke on the University of Louisville campus. It covers the area north of the Watterson and between Ninth Street and Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue. The […]

Ohio River Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District are coordinating a cleanup along the banks of the Ohio River tomorrow. Volunteers from six states will pick up trash and debris along 1,800 miles of riverbank. In the Louisville Metro Area, volunteers will gather at six locations including: 1.         Hayes Kennedy Park […]

Chemical Spill on Ohio is Still a Mystery

An unknown chemical leaked into the Ohio River last night, killing several fish. But water samples taken since then show no sign of any contamination. A sheen was noticed on the river’s surface by cameras at Dow Chemical’s plant, south of Rubbertown. The Lake Dreamland Fire Department first responded to the call and alerted the […]

Water Company Report Shows Louisville Water Meets Standards

The Louisville Water Company is touting the latest water quality report. The annual report shows that the company meets or exceeds all state and federal water standards. New standards will be put into place next year, and spokesperson Kelley Dearing Smith says new and renovated treatment plants will bring the company in line with the […]