Soil, water's importance highlighted this week

Special to The State Journal Published:

"Soil and Water Stewardship Week begins today and continues through May 7. This is an annual event which originated in 1955 and is one of the world's largest conservation-related observances.

The Franklin County Conservation District takes an active role in Franklin County and in the promotion of soil and water conservation. The District will provide help in establishing a "Water Quality Plan" to area landowners and will provide advice in establishing pond and field watering alternatives for cattle.

Although it seems we are receiving rain every day, everyone surely remembers the summer of 2005. The area faced a draught and water became a "hot" topic. The recent legislative session provided for the rebuilding and maintenance of some Kentucky River dams, although Gov. Ernie Fletcher vetoed funding for it.

Why is this important? Because we in Franklin County receive our drinking water from the Kentucky River.

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