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"You seen that one with the tombstone up there?" seven-year-old Timothy Easterling asks, looking toward the grass just uphill from his home. "That's my papaw."

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  New testing by the Environmental Working Group has identified the presence of toxic fluorinated chemicals, broadly known as PFAS, in the tap water of dozens of cities across the U.S. where contamination was not previously known. 

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The challenges in meeting day-to-day water service for communities in Kentucky were discussed during first meeting of the Public Water and Wastewater System Infrastructure Task Force.

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West Liberty University Professor Zachary Loughman has dedicated his professional life to crustaceans – specifically freshwater crayfish. He dips his hand into one of the water tanks at his laboratory near Wheeling, West Virginia, to pick up a teal crayfish the size of a dollar bill.

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If you don’t know exactly where the Tompkinsville water plant is you probably won’t be able to find it.

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  The screen door of a now vacant house swings open on a windy but sunny day on Wyndcrest Drive in Daviess County. The large front window of a place one couple called home for 50 years is gone. 

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Kentucky will receive more than $38 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to improve the commonwealth’s ailing water infrastructure.


Now that a boil water advisory has been lifted for most customers, Owensboro Municipal Utilities is working to fortify the pipes that burst on Monday. 


Residents of Owensboro and Daviess County could be without water for an extended period of time after a water main ruptured Monday morning.


Kentucky's Attorney General said he's going to investigate the operations and management of a troubled water district.