Zachary Tyler, Louisville’s first Energy Manager, leads the city toward sustainability and renewable energy

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky Louisville Metro Government is taking steps to become a leader in renewable energy. Last year, the Metro Council approved the 100% Clean Energy Resolution which outlines energy goals including: 100% clean renewable electricity by 2030 100% clean energy for metro government operations by 2035 100% clean energy community-wide by 2040 Other sustainability efforts include […]

Louisville Water celebrates 160 years

Louisville Water held a virtual toast celebrating its 160th-anniversary of providing high-quality drinking water to Kentuckians. Since 1860, Louisville Water Company has provided great water and customer service to the Louisville area. Several local organizations and businesses joined in on the virtual toast including Louisville City FC, JCPS, Bourbon Women, C2 Strategic and Louisville Tourism. […]

Louisville Water removes all known lead service lines

Louisville Water Co. has removed all its known lead service lines om Louisville. Nearly 74,000 lead service lines that were installed between 1860 and 1936 have been replace with copper lines. It took more than 50 years and $50 million to remove the lines throughout Louisville’s service area, a milestone few cities in the country have […]

Louisville Water reminds re-opening businesses to flush their pipes

As businesses, schools and other buildings plan to reopen after closing due to COVID-19, the Louisville Water Co. is sending out a helpful reminder. Louisville Water delivers drinking water to businesses across the region but reminds business owners that they are responsible for water quality. One helpful tip for better quality as you restart your unused or […]

Catchy jingle from Louisville Water highlights hand washing

You’ll be tapping along with mascot Tapper watching “Hand Washin Germ Stoppin,” a catchy new jingle from the Louisville Water Company. The 20-second song highlights the importance of using soap and water for effective hand washing. Kids and adults will enjoy the tune promoting the healthy habit intended to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Louisville Water […]

Eastern Kentucky communities receive infrastructure grants

Hazard and Jackson recently received more than $6 million in grants to improve infrastructure in their communities. Gov. Andy Beshear in collaboration with the Department of Local Government (DLG) awarded the funds to relive some of the economic burden generated by the decline of the coal industry and improve accessibility to clean water. In Hazard, […]

Kentucky distillery uses solar power to maintain rickhouses

Maker’s Mark Distillery Solar Panels

The sun is helping fuel Kentucky’s growing bourbon industry. Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto is utilizing 560 solar panels to power its bourbon aging warehouses in a new partnership with Kentucky Utilities Company. The new ground-mounted solar array will provide about 268,000 kilowatt-hours per year of energy for security, lighting for barrel elevators and office spaces in rickhouses […]