Officials say they are working quickly to clean up Bluelick Creek in Bullitt County. Those involved in a road project near the creek were fined after it was discovered that they had been dumping waste into it.
Officials said Bluegrass Contracting was dumping a mixture of ground-up cement and water on a private property.
It appears the “slurry” was polluting the water and killing fish, officials said. The company was not immediately reachable.
John Mura, with the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet, said an environmental emergency was declared to help get the creek cleaned up as quickly as possible. By making that declaration, the department will be able to expedite getting what they need to speed up the process.
To keep the public informed about the waste dumping and its effect on the community, the cabinet is hosting a public information meeting Wednesday night.
It will be held at 6 p.m. at the Hillview Community Center, 298 Prairie Drive. Jon Maybriar, the director of the Division of Waste Management, and Peter Goodmann, the director of the Division of Water, will be in attendance and will be available to answer questions.