EPA Unveils Draft Model for Floyds Fork Watershed

Federal regulators are one step closer to finishing a complicated model for the Floyds Fork watershed. The Environmental Protection Agency’s model will help the commonwealth improve water quality in the area. Representatives from the EPA’s Region 4 office first came to Louisville in August to talk about their upcoming work on Floyds Fork. The Floyds […]

Officials Update Area Residents on Process to Develop Pollution Limits for Floyds Fork

Federal and state agencies are a step closer to setting new pollution limits for the Floyds Fork watershed. Government officials updated residents and business owners on the process tonight at Eastern High School. Floyds Fork has been designated as “impaired,” which means the waterway can’t fulfill its designated functions, like recreation. The state Division of […]

Letcher County Water Advisory Lifted

Several thousand residents of Letcher County in eastern Kentucky have been told it’s now safe to drink their tap water. The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has lifted a water advisory that has been in effect since a diesel fuel leak contaminated a portion of the Kentucky River near the Whitesburg water treatment plant last […]