Kentucky grants totaling $587K awarded to clean up 72 dumps

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky grants totaling about $587,000 have been awarded to clean up 72 illegal dumps in 18 counties. Officials say the counties have to agree to provide a 25% match, which may be waived for any illegal open dump where cleanup would cost more than $50,000. Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Energy and Environment Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced the grants Tuesday. The grants are from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is funded by a $1.75 environmental remediation fee for each ton of garbage dumped at Kentucky municipal solid waste landfills.